The Origins of Spinal Tap: Watch the 20 Minute Short Film Created to Pitch the Classic Mockumentary

Open Culture:

They gave us the money and we realized that there was no way in screenplay form that we could capture what this would be. Because it was going to be a documentary. So I said to the guy, give us the money you were going to give us to write the screenplay and I’ll make you a little bit of the film. And we made like 20 minutes of this film. We had backstage footage. We had concert footage. Interview stuff.