Friday, May 29, 2009

Cannes' $75 Zombie Movie

A few years ago there was a lot of buzz about Primer (an excellent movie if you haven't seen it) because it was a sci-fi movie that cost only $7,000 to make. Well, Primer's been one upped.

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Apparently, there’s a new zombie movie taking Cannes by storm. It’s the film Colin by British indie director Marc Price and it’s getting a lot of attention because of how good it is and what it cost to make. Marc Price and his production company, Nowhere Fast Productions, put the entire movie together on an anemic budget of just $70.

It took Price eighteen months to film Colin and he did it by advertising for zombie actors on Facebook. To help keep his budget low, he had people bring their own lights, equipment and make-up.

Price’s story of Colin is so interesting, original and is generating so much buzz that when combined with the tiny budget, it has managed to put itself on the radar of some big Hollywood and Japanese studios.

What he came up with was Colin, a zombie film “with a heart,” and the web is already generating page after page of praise for the film. Zombie Friends called it “as original, compelling and thought provoking as [George] Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ and horror magazine SCARS said it would “revolutionize zombie cinema.”

Check out the trailer below:

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