"Lost in La Mancha"


Lost In La Mancha may be the first 'un-making of' documentary. In a genre that exists to hype films before their release, Lost In La Mancha presents an unexpected twist: it is the story of a film that does not exist. Instead of a sanitised glimpse behind the scenes, Lost In La Mancha offers a unique, in-depth look at the harsher realities of filmmaking. With drama that ranges from personal conflicts to epic storms, this is a record of a film disintegrating.


Directed and Written by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe

Produced by Lucy Darwin

Edited by Jacob Bricca

Camera Louis Pepe

Original Music by Miriam Cutler

"Extremely entertaining, and every film director's worst nightmare!"

— Woody Allen

"There's no shortage of disaster stories in the history of film production, but none have been recorded with such frankness, immediacy and aching sense of disappointment as in Lost in La Mancha...entertaining and instructive...a tantalizing memorial."

— Derek Elley for Variety

"A singular and exceptional work which effectively shows the perils which generate when art depends on money as much as inspiration."

— Derek Malcolm for The Guardian

"Fabulous...one of the best movies ever made about a movie"

— Baz Bamigboye for Daily Mail UK

"Enormously entertaining...this detailed and candid documentary is a film equivalent of Final Cut, Steven Bach's book about Heaven's Gate, and is destined to become a classic of its kind."

— Sheila Johnston for Screen International

"A must-see...the documentarians pull off an amazing feat: They make you see a non-existent movie...Lost in La Mancha gives unique insight into the passions that govern any large-scale film project."

— Kirk Honeycutt for The Hollywood Reporter