Spare a thought for this young man afflicted with “Edgar Wright syndrome”. It must be awful for him.

If you are similarly afflicted, I’m afraid I am not liable for any debilitating side effects, such as flagrant line crossing in a conversation between two people.

Wear a special ribbon for those suffering from ‘EWS’ today.

Uploaded by ICOEPRproductions on Jan 8, 2012
If this video leads to you Googling “Edgar Wright”, I’m doing you a favour.

It’s been a while since the last Pilgrim mashup. But then along comes this monster. Great editing by Hollywood Streams.

Adam & Joe were/are great, but back in the dim and distant 20th Century there was Adam & Joe & Louis.

Behold a rare 1990 sighting of Buxton, Cornish and Theroux.

And Dee Lite.

Uploaded by AdamBuxton on Oct 7, 2011
South London, friday night, 1990. Louis Theroux, Adam Buxton & Joe Cornish do some authentic hip-hop style dancing to Dee Lite’s classic Groove Is In The Heart

Check out this video essay from the Matt Zoller Seitz’s Press Play site. It’s written & edited by Aaron Aradillas and Richard Seitz and looks at the classic car chases of the late 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

This part covers three chases that are faves of mine, all from films produced by Philip D’Antoni; ‘BULLITT’ (1968), ‘THE FRENCH CONNECTION’ (1971) and ‘THE SEVEN UPS’ (1973). D’Antoni also directed the third of these and did an excellent job on the epic car chase that forms about 20 minutes of the movie.

If you don’t want these films completely spoiled for you, maybe don’t watch, but otherwise press play. Fans of screeching wheels and spinning hubcaps will enjoy.

On The Go Part 1 from Matt Zoller Seitz on Vimeo.

I’m looking forward to the next instalment and am going to wager the 1985 car chase will be Friedkin’s ‘To Live & Die In LA’.

Regular visitors to this site will know how much I love a good car chase, as I hope I made clear when I was a mere 19 years old and edited this on VHS. When I also did not own VHS of either ‘Bullitt’ or ‘Seven Ups’.

Not to mention making a whole video around the lead up to a car chase when I was 28 years old. This comes from 2002, with a pre ‘Mighty Boosh’ TV show Fielding & Barratt, a pre ‘Kill List’ Michael Smiley and a pre ‘Shaun’ Nick Frost.

A theme I may return to!

Here’s a great montage of steadicam walking shots by the mysterious Edit Cadet 1. This very particular image, seen in many movies, makes for a fantastic piece when set to Edwin Starr’s ‘Twenty Five Miles’.

What’s more, I’m privileged to have two of my movies in the montage with ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’. Am pretty sure the same shot is used in ‘Hot Fuzz’ too. Certainly there’s a shot running along with Angel & Danny in the final shootout.

Whatever. This is jolly good fun, although the ‘Pilgrim’ clip could have continued until John Patrick Amedori exploded into coins, mere frames after they cut out.

Enough nitpicks – this is an amazing montage! How many can you name?

(via Badass Digest)

UPDATE: The brilliant writer and video essayist Matt Zoller Seitz did a similar compilation back in 2009, this one featuring Godard, the Dardennes and (yes!) a fantastic shot from Temple Of Doom.

This Friday any of you fine people in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin and Toronto can finally see ‘Attack The Block’.

It’s a film that I’m very proud to have worked on and am keen for you all to see.

So scroll below this spiffy new poster to find details of where Joe Cornish’s fantastic debut is playing.

So see ATB, ASAP. I compel you!

Hey U.S. and Canadian blockheads! Attack The Block opens July 29th in the following cities and theaters:
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Link
1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
AMC River East 21 – Link
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
Arclight Hollywood – Link
6360 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
AMC Empire 25 – Link
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Regal Union Square Stadium 14 – Link
850 Broadway
(between 13th St & 14th St)
New York, NY 10003
AMC Loews Metreon 16 – Link
101 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Meridian 16 Cinemas – Link
1501 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
AMC 24 Yonge & Dundas
10 Dundas St E
Toronto, ON M5B 2G4

If your city is not one of the lucky seven. Fear not, it may well invade your zipcode soon.


Find Attack The Block for US and Canadian Audiences on Facebook (US Only), Twitter an at

‘Ghost Town’ by The Specials was released 30 years ago today.

An eternal classic and one of the best British No.1 singles of them all, it still resonates for me today.

The intro was seared into my brain at a very young age, so it’s perhaps not surprising that it opens ‘Shaun Of The Dead’.

Please be haunted by it all over again…

NB. Wikipedia helpfully informs me that it knocked Michael Jackson’s ‘One Day In Your Life’ off the top spot and was later dethroned by ‘Green Door’ by Shakin’ Stevens. So I guess the reign of biting political songs at the top of the hit parade was shortlived.

A montage designed to melt the heart of any man.

Check out this rather sweet bromantic history of film by Paul Martinovic.

Uploaded by martinovicable on Jul 11, 2011

A mash-up of great bro-ments in movie history, and a celebration of entirely platonic man love – absolutely no homoerotic element to any of this, as far as I can see. Nope. None whatsoever.

This is the second ever video I have edited on Final Cut Pro, and was inspired by Edgar Wright’s early video mash-ups, a Duncan Bowles article on Den of Geek, and the Ho Yay! page on

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Like the headline says, I am not tired of the mash ups just yet. Not when they continue to be this good.

Here is an insane remix of the visuals from ‘Scott Pilgrim’ by Ross Cameron Castle aka ProjexHD.

If you enjoyed this check out a second remix by Projex HD.

And any keen editors out there, keep your eyes peeled next week. We may have a little project for you to commemorate the one year anniversary of the movie (and also 12 months of mash ups!).

I think the subject heading makes it pretty clear what you’re about to see.

This is the latest from Lee Hardcastle who did an ace claymation ‘Evil Dead’ for 2010’s Empire Awards.

This clay ‘Shaun’ is great too and not a little trippy; non UK viewers may be confused by the appearance of the Milky Bar Kid and Jeremy Beadle from the set of ‘A Fistful Of Fingers’.

Enough of my waffle, enjoy this 60 seconds of mayhem.

Check out more of Lee Hardcastle’s work here.

Here’s a super cool fashion short featuring Lynsey Pow, who is not only an alum of my Grindhouse trailer ‘DON’T’ (she played the wife of doomed hangman victim Rafe Spall), but also an alum of my beloved comprehensive Wells Blue School in Somerset, the sleepy city where I grew up (and later lovingly trashed in ‘Hot Fuzz’).

Here she is in a Hitchcockian revolving door of identity made for Twenty6, an online fashion quarterly that pays homage to a letter of the alphabet each issue. This will be the letter ‘B’ then…

It’s also worth noting that my good friend Lynsey has the greatest surname of all time. Pow. Who wouldn’t want the surname Pow?


Check out the short.

TWENTY6 Magazine / Issue ‘B’ / B-MOVIE. Produced & Directed by Julia Kennedy from TWENTY6 on Vimeo.


‘The Adventures of…’ will showcase a series of fashion stories, with the concept based around the same girl who changes her name and personality for each letter of the alphabet and each issue.
Launching with ‘The Adventures of BELLE’, over time the series will build into a humorous, yet stylish collection of photographic tales.

As part of the launch fashion photographer Julia Kennedy has directed and produced B-MOVIE.

This recreation of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’ was filmed for Swede Fest 7 and like the movie itself did not garner a nomination for Best Visual Effects.

A very good effort though. Love Lady Patel and the cut out sound effects. Those were exactly the kind of gags I pulled when I used to make amateur movies as a kid.

Check out the very cheap and equally cheerful ‘Scott Pilgrim’ by Heather McLane.

That said, it’s not quite as cheap as the towel festival that is Mr HomemadeFilms1.

I don’t know how long it’s been since I last posted a ‘Scott Pilgrim’ mash up.

2 weeks? 2 days? 2 seconds?

Either way, this was sent to me and it’s pretty epic, so I hope you’ll forgive me for reposting. I think having done so many of these montages in my youth, I’m endlessly amused, flattered and impressed by editors rejigging our footage.

This magnificent piece is set to the music of Anamanaguchi who did an extraordinary job with the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ video game soundtrack. Indeed their track ‘Party Stronger’ from that score should be on any future party playlist for the next decade.

This 7 minute mash up is soundtracked to the track ‘Mermaid’ from the album ‘Dawn Metropolis’ and is edited by Steven Grant . It gets especially good around the Roxy sequence at the 5.22 mark.

Check it out and hats off Steven. (And Amamanaguchi too of course)

(By the way, this is spoiler heavy, but if you haven’t seen it yet, get the hell out of my house.)

Everyday I get sent links to remixes and mash ups of ‘Scott Pilgrim’. It’s actually impossible to keep up in a most pleasing way.

Given that myself, Paul Machliss and Jon Amos spent a year editing that movie, it’s hugely satisfying to see these riffs and rejigs spinning on into entirety. Makes it all worthwhile.

This was posted in December, but I’ve only just been sent it and it’s brilliant. We recorded the riff to this track in 2008 (Jason Falkner played the part) and so it blows my little mind to see it made into a great track in its own right.

Bobby C, I belatedly approve.

And if you liked that, I also recommend Scott Pilgrim Vs Dubstep.

Okay. We’ve had Australia’s The Vines, Nottingham’s Swound and an extraordinary Ludacris mash up from San Francisco’s Mike Relm.

But now, all the way from Florida, here is another music video that not only riffs on ‘Scott Pilgrim’ but pretty much recreates beat for beat the sonic battle between The Katayanagi Twins and Sex Bob-Omb.

Not only that, the makers ripped the ‘Amp Versus Amp’ flyer straight from the movie and tinkered with the TIBB acronym so it now reads ‘Tallahassee International Battle Of The Bands’.

The poster still needs more exclamation marks though.

Either way, am amused and flattered by this Pilgrim riff, even if it lacks snow dragons and a sonic yeti.

*See the bottom of the post for an alternative embed currently not effected by geo-blocking.

Ironically, unlike The Vines and Swound, I was already aware that this video might happen as my VFX supervisor was approached to do the effects. As you can see below…

From: Frazer Churchill
Subject: my first “can you do it like scott pilgrim” request
Date: 29 December 2010 01:32:59 PST
To: Edgar Wright

Had an email from the Florida film house asking for “effects like scott pilgrim” for a music video:

Chris Brown vs T-Pain amp to amp like the Katanyagi fight!.

I’ll show you the treatment at some point, basically a bunch of screen grabs from the katanyagi fight!


Obviously, Frazer did not do the finished video. But sweet of them to ask.

My final thought? Who was the guy that won the battle?

A young father name of @WeezyPine sent me this video of his young son moshing, rocking and freaking out to the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ opening titles.

I’m not sure he should be that close to the TV, but to be honest, I would have done exactly the same thing if I was his age.

Check out Sex Bob-Omb’s biggest fan.

I just watched Kate Bush’s trippy video for ‘Deeper Understanding’ which was directed by the great lady herself. And edited by Paul Machliss (he of ‘Spaced’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’ fame).

It was very nice to see my good friend Noel Fielding make an appearance in there too. I’ve worked with him a number of times over the years and the inclusion of him in a Kate Bush video pleases me no end.

Check out the video.

Going further back, allow me to repost the video I directed with Noel in 2003 for Mint Royale. It’s still one of my favourite things I’ve ever directed. If you’ve never seen it, here’s the music video for ‘Blue Song’. Also featuring Julian Barratt, Nick Frost and Michael Smiley.

Okay, you might have seen that one before? So how about a deeper cut?

This turned up on YouTube from the first BBC TV show I ever directed; ‘Alexi Sayle’s Merry Go Round‘ from way back in 1998. The series featured many (then) up and comers such as Reece Shearsmith, Jessica Stevenson, David Walliams and Peter Serafinowicz. It’s also never been on DVD.

But this little sketch from ‘Merry Go Round’ features a very young Mister Fielding.

So, enjoy the first Noel.

Thanks to the last upload.

When I see mash ups like this one by Aperfecte it makes me break out in a big broad smile.

It also makes me think of the thousands of hours in post we spent on this movie and how proud I am of the work by the wizards D-NEG, my big brother Oscar Wright and my great editors Paul Machliss & Jon Amos.

When my life flashes before me like this I am very happy indeed.

Thanks Aperfecte. I approve.