Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins
July 4, 2014 11:58 AM Subscribe
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In 2010 Mark Kermode reviewed Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
, and described it as so similar to Harry Potter it could have been called "Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins." On the other side of the globe, Australian music video director Jeremy Dylan was inspired.
It started with a fake poster and press releases, and then snowballed
into a full-length film.
Shot on a $9,000 AUD budget, BSATCOP stars performers from the Sydney musical theater scene, including a fake Werner Herzog, and is narrated by a very real Stephen Fry.
Although the film appears to be no longer available online, you can still watch the making of
and listen to the skiffle soundtrack
composed by Golden Guitar winning singer-songwriter Mike Carr.
BSATCOP premiered in January 2011 and was reviewed by, who else, Mark Kermode
. He claimed that he laughed seven times.