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Drawing Flies is a 1996 comedy film from Kevin Smith's View Askew Productions. It was written, directed, and edited by filmmakers Malcolm Ingram and Matt Gissing, with financial backing from Smith and Scott Mosier.

Drawing Flies
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Directed byMalcolm Ingram
Matt Gissing
Produced byMalcolm Ingram
Matt Gissing
Scott Mosier
Kevin Smith
Written byMalcolm Ingram
Matt Gissing
StarringJason Lee
Jason Mewes
Renee Humphrey
Carmen Lee
CinematographyBrian Pearson
Edited byMalcolm Ingram
Matt Gissing
Distributed byView Askew Productions
Release date
  • 1996 (1996)
Running time
76 minutes



After they get cut off welfare, Donner (Jason Lee) leads four of his jobless, penniless roommates on a journey to find a cabin in the woods that belongs to his uncle. They get lost and stranded in the woods, without food or water or their bearings when their van breaks down. He eventually reveals to his roommates that the search for the cabin is really a search for Sasquatch. They, of course, think he's crazy. But to make matters worse, they uncover all kinds of bizarre and dangerous activity as they wander through the woods in search of not only Bigfoot himself, but any hope of a future...


Actor Role
Jason Lee Donner
Jason Mewes Az
Renee Humphrey Meg
Carmen Lee Cassidy
Martin Brooks Jake
Scott Mosier Diaperman
Kevin Smith (Credited as Silent Bob) John
Ethan Suplee (Credited as Willam Black) Ethan
Joey Lauren Adams Hippy Chick

Production notesEdit

While making Mallrats, Kevin Smith met Canadian Film Threat journalist Malcolm Ingram and his friend Matt Gissing; the three decided to make Drawing Flies, the title of which is based on a Soundgarden song from the album Badmotorfinger. Along with much of the cast of Mallrats, Smith headed up to the Canadian wilderness and made the film. The same camera and type of film stock that was used to film Clerks was used to film Drawing Flies. The film was only featured at a few film festivals before it was given a DVD release in 2002. Kevin Smith wears his "Silent Bob" outfit from Mallrats and is credited as "Silent Bob", although the character is referred to as John. He never utters a line.

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