Irvine Welsh on 'Good Arrows'

Irvine Welsh: Yeah. It’s a film called “Good Arrows,” which is… We’re going to screen it on TV in the UK but we’re going to sell it abroad as a feature. And it’s specially about… It’s a kind of mockumentary, a kind of “This is Spinal Tap” satire on the world of professional darts in the UK the kind of 180 type of guys. So it’s basically about a darts player who loses his mojo and he has to get it back, and the guy who’s making a documentary on him gets involved with his old guru, who is this sort of new age darts philosopher, and he has to get back together, basically.

This is the first kind of feature length thing I’ve done. I’ve done short films and I’ve done music videos, mainly. So, this is a bit of, I’m a little bit nervous a bit because it’s a bit of a step up.

Kind of music videos or short films, you basically kind of 2 day or a 4 day shoot, but it’s kind of, this has been a 5 week shoot, so it’s kind of you do kind of finish [on your knees] a little bit as compared to the the, when you’re just breezing through. But it’s great. It’s great fun, though. It’s just great to sort of be with a bunch of people and collaborate and work and produce something with them. It’s a great counterbalance to being a novelist because you’re just completely on your own as a novelist, so it’s nice collaboration.

 

Recorded on: September 8, 2008

 

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