|That Deadwood Feeling (2009)
Directed by: Simon Ubsdell
Cast: Jack Davenport, Dexter Fletcher, Angus Deayton, David Soul
A deadpan black comedy of dysfunctional friendships and deluded dreams that daringly blends farce, film noir and even zombie horror.
The story how the movie came to be - and how it mysteriously disappeared - sounds like a script for a movie itself. Here's the message that appeared one day on the official website of the movie:
HAVE YOU SEEN DEADWOOD?
It's one of those things that simply shouldn't happen. It's literally never happened before.
No one who has heard this story can quite believe it actually took place. But it did.
The entire negative of the feature film now known as Deadwood, not just one scene, or even ninety minutes, but every frame that was shot, has disappeared in mysterious circumstances.
The years of effort, all those hopes and dreams, not to mention all the money that the movie cost to make, all of it has gone for nothing.
Unless you can help.
We keep alive a faint hope that somewhere, someone might still be able to lead us to the one hundred and thirteen cans of film negative, which vanished on or around the 4th of July 2002.
Until now we had to keep the story confidential for legal reasons, but finally we, the filmmakers, can appeal directly for help to try and recover the lost film.
If you know the whereabouts of this material, or know of any information relating to it's disappearance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to give us as much information as you can.
Thank you for your help, interest and support.
Donall McCusker (producer) & Simon Ubsdell (director)
Somewhere, somehow, a copy of the movie must have survived, though, because "That Deadwood Feeling" was released in April 2009 on DVD and is now available.
Buy the DVD and/or watch the trailer!