£45 Zombie film premieres at Cannes

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Cannes.  You know, the most prestigious film festival in the world.  Where films like Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, sex, lies & videotape and The Pianist have gotten their start.

And this year, they’ve got zombies.

I don’t expect the movie to win The Palm d’Or or anything (especially since it isn’t in competition) but it is impressive that the zombie film Colin is making a lot of headlines at the festival.  What’s even more impressive is that the movie was made for a mere £45.

British director Marc Price shot the film on a camcorder over a course of 18 months, and recruited friends and family to star — with some playing multiple roles, and supplying their own zombie-killing gear.  As for the make-up effects?

“For the make-up, I sent out a message on a few websites putting out a call. I said we wouldn’t be able to provide any material, that they would need to being their own equipment. But I said they could create whatever type of zombie they liked and we would give them footage for their portfolio.”

Colin tells the story of a zombie outbreak from the point of view of the zombie, an angle which oddly hasn’t really been touched much in the over-saturated world of zombie film.

Hopefully Colin will get a distribution deal during the festival — it’s apparently got lots of folks interested — and we’ll get to see it for ourselves sometime in the not-too-distant future.

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