SYNOPSIS OF STORY

It's so straight forward, we won't explain.

Directors - Alex Leask & Matt Sellers

We filmed and edited in a day, and were generously given the licence to the soundtrack free of charge. Our budget stretched to £9.50 on paint (we still have about £4's worth left, if anyone is interested in buying it)...) After studying television production at Greenwich University, we set up our own company, specto.tv. Since then, we have worked with a variety of artists and musicians creating documentaries, music videos, short films, and web movies.
Also directed: The Bus Stop 2

YOUR REVIEWS

domdjd
very good indeed.

YA!
Now that was good!

waighty
why mr bbc controller man is this not on tv let alone the top ten, which i think it should be on

banksy
loved it

broomfield
Shades of Running,Jumping ,Standing Still. Perfect blend of sound and vision. Any of that leftover paint got a bit of M25 in it?

jake
one of the best why is this fil in the top ten

Dave A
Quality.. one of the best ive seen so far. Bravo

sarah
liked the music and the film made me laugh. well done!

Robert Richmond
Pretentious, pointless, yet somehow satisfying

sushma
a one minute funny movie

Eve Spencer
i thought this film was boring and there was not much going on just someone painting

Paul Vortex
Absolutely Stunning. This is talent.

Beccabob
Fantastic movie - should still be on the most watched list!

Dad
Glad to se you're coming on..

niall
nah

Queenie
Very Good!

Gekko.
Rampant film. Simple yet very clever idea. Not to keen on the Bus Stops though!

rod
thats dead good that is

YUKITO
I ENJOYED THIS A LOT. YOU COULD EASILY MAKE THIS 20 SECONDS LONG AND IT WOULD STILL BE FUNNY.SPEED IT UP FOR EXTRA COMEDY EFFECT!

ELLE
LOVED IT MAJOR IMPROVEMENT FROM BUS STOP 1 AND 2.

Paul
This made me laugh. Brilliant. *****

Matt
Very Good, well thought out, ***** 5 Stars

Christian Tailor-Wood
This one is much better than bus stop 2, but bus stop 2 is much better than bus stop ,ya get me , for real blood!

Peter
I can't beleive the BEST movie has been moved off the most watched board,i watch it every day.There must be some mistake. once again excellent film

Ad
Very good. Nice simple, but clever, idea that was well executed. The painting did drag on a little though. (if that's possible for a one-minute film!)

Pam
I thought it was very engaging for a one minute movie, considering the others I've seen. Very creative as well - good use of an idea, skills and technology.

Parsnip
So Good, I didn't even see it

Queen
it was soo funny,bit frustrating though, i wish that man would stop refilling his paint and get on with it! but overall, wiked film!

Mr Derek
Great Movie I really loved it. Fantastic

amy
it was well good

Cooperman
This is far better than Alfie with Jude Law (which really is pants, and is not a one- minuteflick)

American Joe
One of the few of these silly things that I've actually enjoyed.

Toy Chickens claw
Not as good as Alfie with Jude Law

Toy Chicken
Spot on. Witty, neat idea, perfectly executed.

leanne
brill really enjoyed it i am off 2 go buy it i thought it wouldnt be anygood but one of the best films i have seen

Rick Waller
Predictable and like watching paint dry.

Phuw
Very well made, the best of all these short movies in my opinion. Keep up the good work!

mayleesa
bellisima. bravo, bravo. love the music and the title. well done, laddies.

James Roberts
Excellent. Funny, inventive, and very watchable. *****stars

johnny cuba
Though i pains me to say it about a movie made solely possible by technology..ver y clever, a good idea for 1minute movie. Why italian paint job?oh i see like italian job i suppose...

Afshan Sayed
Simply amazing! Great job!

Mark
really good.

alex
loved it! not expected at all, made me smile!

Dominic Draper
Whoever thought that watching paint dry would be this funny? On such a modest budget, tarantino and cameron take note, this is fantastic!

terry
You are both very talented and the movie is great.Don't stop doing what you do.

Tully
Terrific. Short but sweet, simple and effective.

Horrible Critic
Why is there no speech in any of these movies?

john
ahhhh! vision - on love it

Loving_It
Very clever and enjoyable.

Laura
Bravo!

Robbie
And the painter got a car?! :D

Trig
Short and sweet, a top bit of film making.

tigerlilly
heeee! one of the best i have seen, funny, entertaining and a classic twist at the end

alex
this short film reminds me of a Charlie Chaplinesque kind of making.i Enjoyed the thought of it very much.Simple and effective. If only we could all do the same thing !!!!

laura
nice idea but why an old fascist song as soundtrack?

thomas b
cool!!!!!!!!

Indianna
yes the most imaginative one ive seen so far - well done

Stevie D
Awww sweet.

devron
Pleasantly surprised and entertaining.

Owen Arnold
Pretty Flashy one minute film. Charming is a way I'd summarise this little masterpiece. Nice use of blue screen, quite original, interesting and generally fun. Cheers Alex and Matt!

Ken Chong
This is one of the good movie. He drive car into the picture!!! :-)

Justin
As interesting as watching paint dry.

Sloppy Guiseppe
The meatballs are off. Time for a breath of fresh air.

Jim
I suppose its quite clever in a 'I've just discovered Blue Screening' sort of way, but that's about it. Anyone who has spent half an hour experimenting with Adobe Premiere will probably find it rather tedious. HOWEVER, its is well filmed, and edited. 10/10 for production.

Tony
Best of the bunch - a good twist at the end which I wasn't fully expecting

Tim
Thanks for making an easily comprehensible, yet charming, little piece! He paints his own little world and goes off in it...

licky
tht is actually the bestest one minute movie i've seen love the name and everything

Reg
I like this for it's originality and the effects. Music was good to

myrna
bravo!

Kumar
What a great idea. Chaplin would have been proud.

Georgio
I didnt get this film, whats Italian about it apart from the play on the title?

Jumping Jack the Jackal
Are you making a sequel?

Kiry
perfect! absolutely perfect!

Bunny
simply the best. very creative.

Manchester
So simple and yet so effective!

Peter
Great idea, This is what it's all about. Best so far.

Roderick
Alright! they shouldnt have reached for the goddamm pallete then. Good Grief!

Scot Kenwood
Great idea, great camera work, fantastic soundtrack, excellent acting, nasty car!

Karen
Nice work. Love it.

franceois jaques du vu
diabolical reviewing: an old artist once told me, you can't paint with out paint! and seeing as they used a roller i think its also safe to assume they used a palette not a tin! fromage était magnifique

Leila
It was interesting and inspiring! If not a little odd...

The Spinster
No you should make it all again and remove the tin from the scene. Other than the that we loved concept, however tedious

Rufus
I agree with roderick smythe- roddington, you shoudnt have reached for the goddamn tin.

Morley, Chorlton
Like the way you took something so boring and turned it into a piece of hot art guys?

Toya
Steven Soda bread? Naaa surely the next Francis Ford Coppola!

Wayne
Can I have your left over paint? Im on job seekers allowance and cant afford any.

Roderick Smythe- Rothingdon
I agree, more painting would have increased the rating of this film. You shouldnt have been reached for the tin goddammit!

John
Not Bad, storyline was really good and the soundtrack was the best choice but the only thing that put my rating down on this film was at the begining with the paint job, you could've just kept on painting the wall to create a good effect for the film instead of leaning down off screen to collect more paint, as it got boring after a while. John Stratford-upon- Avon College

millhouse harry potter mat
really clever piece of film, good to see you realised there's only so much can be done in a minute. i agree with reviewer jenni, you may be the next steven soda bread

COCO
Well cant argue with the critics. Hollywoods the next step for you guys! Your mates have given you overwhelming support there. 6/6

hollis
brilliant! one minute was fun.. and the soundtrack is superb

VJH
Nice, but the fascist song put me off it, needs a different sound track.

pat
I really enjoyed this minute! What a pleasant surprise!!!!

rwp
This is an instant classic. well thought out, very visual, a near perfect short. Great homage to the silent classic comedies.

kk
Good

Matjaz
No plot, but a great movie. Never thought I'd say that one day. :) Beautiful.

Jos
The music's good, and it's funny.

Jenni
I think this film is excellent it even had a corny soundtrack. oh my goodness you should be a director. Im sure your Steven Steilberg standard

mick,the critic.
did`nt understand the plot and why oh why oh why not use a decent old vintage car?

JOShUA kANE
e x c e l l e n t.

Brian
nice idea. Well executed. watched it a few times to try and see the join.

yep
no originality but it looks great so well done

Ant
simply enchanting. really brightened up a rather overcast saturday. well done

Bill the plumber
wondeful, electic, poetic, rousing, humerous, visually stunning, i thoughroughly enjoyed that.

Dave the Rave
Very Clever !

Serus
1st time on this site and after this film, i think i have to add this site to my favorites. This film is simply genius.

Alex
Brilliant, so simple yet so great.

mary
i liked it. really good, wouldnt mind buying that paint also

Eoin
Made me laugh and good choice of soundtrack. The painter himself, was a bit boring though.

Monty
Absoloutly Terrible

Colly
This is the worst film i have ever seen in my life and believe me i have seen loads of films including Gigli and Independence Day

Anansiman
Good Job. As an "Italian * Job" I would have liked to see another instrument used to apply the paint. Less control but same result. The roll brush seems just a little too controlled. I wanted to feel energy being let out with the paint. Image that comes to mind is abstract/or whatever art form that can be achieved through emotional strokes

Ken Johnston
Maybe it was done before, but you did a great job. Wonderful.

Egg
I wonder when the rubbish American remake will be out?

unjaded
well made...but the plot has been done a thousand times before..... so good marks for well made..and bad marks for unoriginality

Dolly
Excellent piece - Witty & well executed

Joe
Stylish, happy and slick! I have seen a whole lot of crap on this site, until this!

Ujjal
Lovely! Brilliant!

hannah
I like this one,don't ask me why.

joshua kane
excellent, worth every minute, imaginative and jolly.

sam
Top notch, can we have the Italian Paint Job II. Easily the best I've seen so far.

miss j
oh, professional job you done there... loved it.

John (N. Ireland)
Well Done. Got to be the best so far, I loved it, liek all the comments here, it blew me away, FANTASTIC.

TeeBee
So simple and simply brilliant!!!

BobOv
I only told you to blow the bloody doors off! Blew me away - brill.

eb Video
Great stuff. I have a "Fast" video PC card on my system and used to do a lot of home stuff but lost interest. Seeing your clip has made me think about starting it up again. Well done

andy
great

Wormonline
Marvellous

stiggah
omg really good! i absolutely dig it :O

Thomas
Excellent. What was used to edit it? Are those sorts of effects easy to reproduce on home PC equipment?

Buddy
keep up then you will be as good as me, fab work ...clearin g throat, ver nice

Jack
Wow what a great little film.I was so excited I had to eat a sandwich.

KATY
bROUGHT A SMILE TO MY FACE-JUST AS WELL AS A GLASS OF WINE!

kt
well what can i say but: how good??????!!!!! !

Brian Wigwam
Mama Mia - that's a one spicy short film - excellent!

Gregor
hey man this is the best 1 i seen so far, really smart screenplay, 10/10*

Fatush
Really loved it.

DIRECTORS THANKS
A massive "THANKYOU" to everyone that has reviewed The Italian Paint Job.(£4's worth of paint still available). All this enthusiasm has push our next minutemove in to production.you'll love this one sit tight!

Alex
Great!

Matteo
Absolutely brilliant. I am shock I haven't thought about myself first. b-r-a-v-o

BEN MEETBALE
it was ripper and like mama used to make

nitin
lively, lifted my spirits.

M Barnholdt
Great one minute movie.

12 Years Old
FANTASTIC!!!

Andrew Paul
Excellent. I thought he was going to get run over by an oncoming car. Goos Effort.

kinder
i was waiting for the 3 minis

Fury
yeah...

ian
heh :) Good stuff ... sorta chaplinesque maybe ???

stefano meneghetti
one of the best

Judge Judy
Nice technically

JC
Excellent. I'd love to know how it was done though... Good one guys.

Fabrizio
Why did you use a fascist song?!? anyway.... a good job!

Annie Gee
Fresh! A pleasure to watch.

Stewarty
Inspired!

Ian Esplin
one of the best, I live in Greenwich i'll give yah £2.50 for the paint...

Madgoldensunflowerboy
I liked this one a lot. How is it done?

rob
Excellent film - very clever and a pleasure to watch!

scott from colorado
best one i've seen on the site. short, tight, complete. *****

Ken
My wife does not get it! Can you explain

plod
That's fantastic! such a great little film! I'm gonna keep a link to it and watch it every morning to brighten my day! :0D

d
yes!

jack
i really enjoyed this movie! How did they do it? i'm still putting the peices together!

yes arsenal play the best football in the premiers
simple and effective.

Bheki
Watching paint dry has never been so much fun! I want more!

mike nicklos
.........i've seen better.......maybe ........ok not many......oh what the heck i loved it!

Robert Tolton
Great film!

Cat_Fiche
Quite simply - WOW

ENG Dept
A good example of Less is More. Nice one!

Burt
La Falisipoo talks poo ... ExcellentFilm!

John Vincent
My smile for the day!

E.P
C'est tres bon. What's the sound track from?

Ross Sutherland
Whooo!!!! That was soooo cool!!!!

La Flisipoo
What were you thinking? I have done so many more films and they are SOOOO much better than this. I hated it! Thankyou. Oh and publish this review or you will pay dearly. [Editor: we'd love to see one of your much better films...]

Esander
Just like its namesake - a great mini - movie!

Kenny B
So cool. I could feel the grin on my face growing as the ending became apparent. Great

Catfish Rushdie
I might be interested in that leftover paint...What colour is it?

Mike D Smith
very good cleverly done

Steven Speilburg
better than any of the movies i have made i would give that 500 oscars :p

Feilding Melish
Excellent!

tony chapman
Exceptionally executed.

Mitul
Nice film with an artistic and creative mood

Nick
justone cut - and perfectly placed.

Jeffreyaki
Most amusing, creative, satisfying and not a minute wasted.

Wolverine
It was absolutely amazing...Like what you see in cartoons. Wolverine is pleased ;)

llewell
BBC - Give these men jobs!

Rajesh Radhakrishnan
Excellent!! Bravo. future is with u guys. Very good

wooders
what's in side your mind lads. better than the old school. your started here you'll finish .... somewhere else ?? FANTASTIC!!

Luke
Great job!

David McDermott
that was fantastic how did you compile such a work of art in onloy 60 seconds, congrats to all involved

Tom
mmmmmm bluescreen good

Rob
excellent edit, deserved praise, reflecting almost a french noir. loved it

Kurdish_Princess
Argh! I take my statement back, THIS ONE is the best i have seen so far! So clever!!! Well done!!!

Gordon
Wicked! Great job folks!

Simon
Very clever, I didn't see that one coming! Great job guys!

The Masked Fez
Hmm! Had me guessing from the start and I didn't see the punchline coming. Very clever and worth watching again. Loved it!

Marco
Good job, still I don't see why the directors chose a fascist song... Maybe is there a satyrical purpose?

Julian Thomas
Sheer Brilliance! I keep having to watch it again and again.

James Scotcher
Good work guys.

jungletongue
flippin marvellous... class in a glass.

feedback
very clever - I was not ready for that! Good luck with the next one.

Damien
Loved IT!!! Great Job!

Dave Richards
Astonishing... A real gem in one minute only!

Terry
Great

David Rodriguez
Excellent, liked what you guys put together and how you did it..

Ryan Fearon
Now i can say this film was good the guys did a great job. Watch it and you'll see what i mean.

charli
*amazing*

Righteous Headcase
Sound. A minature masterpiece!

Watching Wolf
Great use of chroma key. reminded me of Kenny Everett's drawing mime but cleaner in every sense! loved it

monica
I liked it...but why did the director choose a mussolini propaganda song?

Kay
Great!! the best Ive seen so far

niceguyron
smooth, sweet, inspiring, makes u think

Jim Kenny
A new slant on watching paint dry - and then it got better - clever idea beatifully executed.

movie critic
oh my goood! you guys rock!!...hyste rical!

Duncan Passmore
Mmmm Quirky seems to be the word doesn't it? But my word for your film boys is............ .....Nice!!!!

Chris Gear
Quirky is the word .Clever is another one!.Loved it, a story from start to finish in just 60 seconds , with a twist as well!.Simplicit y dose not come easy. Respect boys keep them coming.

Fortunes Fool
Genius.

vegHead
Simple, quirky and amusing. Loved the soundtrack.

Tim Newman
super, like watching paint dry! Great concept!

shannon
Quite clever, boys.

sinx
I watched over and over again, very good

Robert Rococo
Hahahahaaaaa! Simple but affective - made me giggle - I Love it!! Got a real nice old movie feel about it and the music goes really well... gimme more please...

De-Buea
This is amazing, what a twist, I cant quite work out how it was done, surely some green screen trickey was involved?

Tim W
Absolutely love it. A beautiful piece!