Monday, 16 May 2011

Cannes 2011!

Further to my recent right-place, right-time moment getting a small part in Dawn Furness' pitching trailer, last Saturday I had the pleasure of accompanying one of the lead actors, Jen Nelson to the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
It was a lot more complicated than we first thought: it's not just about walking the streets, it's about getting inside, being at the heart if the action and I suppose watching some films, although that was a stretch too far for us.
A requirement for entry was proof you are an industry professional; an IMDB page, a film show online, some form of accreditation. I should have these things but I don't. They could have turned me away but they didn't.
Once inside, I was able to put up hastily prepared posters for 'In The Grand Scheme of Things' on the columns in the basement of the marche du film. That's where everyone puts their pitching posters, hoping to be picked up by a keen-eyed producer.
Time will tell if anything comes off but I aim to use my time at film school to push forward this project so that when I graduate in 2013, I will be pitching it in Cannes for real.
From here on in I'll need all my prop, set and costume contacts, actors and cgi experts.
It's going to happen, don't fight it, please join me and support it!
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