South African movie breaks the world record for the fastest film ever made.
South African movie Shotgun Garfunkel has unofficially broken the world record for the fastest feature film! It was done in 10 days and 12 hours beating India’s Sivappu Mazhai with time to spare.
It started with the idea of making the worst film ever made, it then became the challenge to make the fastest film ever made. Social media helped greatly and when the team tweeted that they needed something, the help was there stand-up comedian Trevor Gumbi even cancelled comedy to play a cameo role.
The film, which has been described as “A South African story without being overtly South African”, tells of four friends on a night out, a taxi driver with a love dilemma and a whole lot of drinking and music! Based on the famous last words of ‘let’s go jolling it’ll be fun’.
Actor Bryan Van Niekerk from production company Team Best said it was a dream to make a film that pushes boundaries and even touches on the realm of the impossible. Eduan van Jaarsveld, also from Team Best said “Anyone can make a shit film in 10 days you get it in Nigeria where they churn out films and don’t pay anyone.”
Team Best’s Asher Stoltz said they were averaging 45 minutes a day, which was phenomenal. “That kind of shooting requires having guts and trusting in our director and everyone involved when they said ‘that’s good’.
Meren Reddy, an actor and writer from Ghost Sheep said: “It’s about the knowledge that we could do it, and we did it with a 15-man team, backed by this amazing city (Joburg) we could do it, and we did. We fucking did it.”
Shotgun Garfunkel premiered at Johannesburg’s The Bioscope on Saturday night (11 May 2013).