LE DONK & SCOR-ZAY-ZEE
Le Donk is a roadie and a washed-up musician. He recently lost his girlfriend and his life is going downhill fast, but when he meets Scor-Zay-Zee, a white, up-and-coming rapper from Nottingham, he foresees a change in his life. With the help of the director Shane Meadows and of the English indie-rock band Arctic Monkeys, Le Donk tries to make Scor-Zay-Zee a success story.
“When Paddy Considine and I were in bands together, there were always these guys hanging around who thought they were svengalis, but were just roadies in a suit. Paddy created this persona, but we never found the right vehicle until I had the idea for Five-Day Features. These days even an SLR camera can record hi-def video. It’s not about somebody putting up £2 million and putting pressure on you, it’s about smaller characters and crazy ideas. We’ve proved that five days is long enough to make a film for £30k and get a release.”
LE DONK & SCOR-ZAY-ZEE
Shane Meadows (Uttoxeter, UK, 1972), after dropping out of school, tried a variety of jobs until he started shooting short films. Film producer Stephen Woolley signed him to direct Twenty Four Seven (1997), which was presented in several international film festivals and won numerous awards such as the FIPRESCI Award at Venice. The following comedy Once Upon a Time in the Midlands was selected at the Cannes Film Festival, and in 2000 he presented at Toronto Film Festival This Is England: the film was followed by two tv series, also directed by Meadows. In 2008 Somers Town was premiered at the Berlinale and the following year the mockumentary Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee screened at 27th Turin Film Festival.
King of the Gypsys (cm, 1995), Small Time (1996), Where’s the Money, Ronnie? (cm, 1996), Twenty Four Seven (Ventiquattrosette, 1997), A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (C’era una volta in Inghilterra, 2002), Dead Man’s Shoes (2004), Northern Soul (mm, 2004), The Stairwell (cm, 2005), This Is England (id., 2006), Somers Town (2008), Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee (2009), The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (doc., 2013).
Paddy Considine, Shane Meadows
Dean Rogers, Shane Meadows
Greg Hall, Scor-Zay-Zee
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Paddy Considine (Le Donk), Dean Palinczuk (Scor-Zay-Zee), Olivia Colman (Olivia), Richard Graham (il ragazzo di Olivia/Olivia’s Boyfriend), Seamus O’Neill (l’inquilino di Le Donk/Le Donk’s Lodger), Nigel Reeks (Big Nige), Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Nick O’Malley, Jamie Cook (Arctic Monkeys)
Warp Films, Big Arty
vendita all’estero/world sales