Small budget British movie to surprise at CannesMay 18th, 2009 | By editor | Category: Lead Story
Cannes (PTI): Cannes Film Festival is one of the most glamorous events on the film calendar, but amidst all the glitz, a British Film ‘Colin’ made in just 45 pounds is set to become a suprise hit at the festival.
‘Colin’ a zombie movie, is slated to be a surprise success story amongst theheavyweights in the French Festival, the Daily Mail online reported.
Director Marc Price, shot the film on a camcorder in Swansea and London over 18 months. He persuaded all the actors
and make-up artists to donate their service for free.
“The most extravagant expense was a crowbar, some mini DV tapes and some tea and coffee,” the director added.
‘Colin’, a 97-minute film had its first Cannes screening on Saturday and has already caught the eye of film distributors.
Two Japanese film companies have made a bid to distribute the movie and the Price is hoping that more offers will start coming in.
“We’ve made a film for 45 pounds in the current economic climate that seems to be something that people are very interested in,” Price said.
The director confessed that he was too shy to attend the screening, and instead spent the evening drinking at a
“It’s a bit weird to be at Cannes,” Price said adding, “Colin is just a movie shot on a camcorder and I have no delusions that’s all it is.”