Smile Orange films: (Left to right) Peter Ward , Still Born Boldy, Parsley Sauce Face with Wax Tear and Bob Von Damage.
Smile Orange Films were set up in 1985 in a failed attempt at making educational fishing videos. These included 'Fish for a Quid' and 'the Pike Baiters', both starring fishing's flamboyant and buoyant Gordy Scotch. Initial attempts at comedy also floundered as the golfing anecdote film 'Putting up Width Wife' sank without trace.
After obtaining a state of the art VHS video camera recorder, Smile Orange's 'holiday' film NIGHTBEAST broke all box office records when no one went to see it. A subsequent string of hits failed to materialise. After years of fondling in the dark the worlds of this apathetic think tank were torn apart by a lightning strike of inspiration:
'British wrestlers.' said the Producer ".they're on everyone's lips."
"Good Heaven's yes!..." Exclaimed the Director "..Right! Collect together one hundred of the Britain's worst amateur actors. Get the biggest men and put them into the smallest women's swimsuits"
"Then.." piped up The Cleaner "...tell them to meet at the roughest boxing club in Leeds and we'll film the consequences"
"Gentlemen! We are about to make a million dollar movie!!" screamed The Tramp.
That film was, of course, Fatliners and it went on to win a bottle of Famous Grouse at the Edinburgh Film Festival. This film and many others are now available for you to buy for the first time on DVD.
In the Pipeline: Forthcoming Smile Orange projects include the return of Gordy scotch in 'Better Orgasms for a Quid' and 'Professional Booty clap During Pregnancy'
"Cult Viewing from the Smile Orange Cult"
Loaded Magazine Sept 94