£45 Zombie film premieres at Cannes
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.