The New Zombie Feature Film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival is Making Big Waves; The Film is Called Colin
Quickly becoming recognized as the “$70 zombie movie” the new zombie movie is being viewed at the 62nd Festival De Cannes, and is being talked about by nearly everyone in the industry and the buzz that is surrounding the film is making its way back to production companies. The film was made on a shoestring budget by British Director Marc Price, and isn’t just being noted for being watchable; now it looks like Colin could be purchased before it even leaves the 2009 Cannes Film Festival! This excellent article has more of the story.
The funny thing is that I put the Cannes screener together. Yes in my brief stint working for a company that did the screeners for various TV and film companies who were attending Cannes – I took an initially low res version of this and converted it, to add it to the database for 20 british companies all being represented by PACT UK Indies. If you like shaky cam cinema verite style horror, it looks pretty good.
Anyway, the film looks OK, and I am stoked that a Brit has again proved how one can achieve amazing results without having to resort to a mega budget etc. But I am a cynic and I do not believe that this film cost $70 to make – at all. I am sure it was made very cheaply, but I think the more realistic story is less interesting for the press and much more like a couple of grand, judging by the FX etc. But even then it is still amazing.