Movie needs cash to show at Cannes

TWO film-makers who have shot a movie entirely in Weston are £5,000 short of the £100,000 they need to complete it and take it to the Cannes Film Festival. Folie A Deux, written by Sean Martin, from Brent Knoll, and Nick Harding, of Weston, is a drama bas

TWO film-makers who have shot a movie entirely in Weston are £5,000 short of the £100,000 they need to complete it and take it to the Cannes Film Festival.Folie A Deux, written by Sean Martin, from Brent Knoll, and Nick Harding, of Weston, is a drama based on a true story about a couple who get to know each other on the internet and arrange to meet up at a seaside town. Filming began in October 2006 and scenes have been shot at locations including Grove Park, Birnbeck Pier, Dauncey's Hotel, Woodspring Priory Hotel, The Heritage Centre and in Uphill and Worlebury.Sean said: "Weston seemed the ideal setting and we have attempted to immortalise the town and show it as the interesting place it is."The cast for the film includes Christopher Dunne, who appeared in the hugely successful horror film 28 Days Later, and Sally Scott who was actress Juliette Lewis' understudy in a West End play.But the two friends have now found themselves around £5,000 short of the cash needed to complete the movie, and are appealing for extra funding.Sean, aged 40, who grew up in Worle, said: "So far all of the money has come from investors, businesses and entrepreneurs in and around the town and I am hoping the remaining money can also be found locally."Amazingly, because we have got so far with the film, the amount we need is actually too small to apply for as a UK Film Council grant."We are still working on it though, and with a little financial help we hope to get it finished over the summer."The film has already had a lot of interest from producers and we have a TV sale abroad in the pipeline and a guaranteed theatre release in Canada."Once the film is completed the film-makers plan to take it to the Manheim and Cannes film festivals and other events around the world.The two men have been working together for 15 years to try to break into the film industry and their previous movie, The Golfbreeze Caravan Park UFO Society, was shown at Manheim last year and attracted interest from a number of European production companies.Anyone interested in sponsoring the film can contact Sean on 01278 760043 or info@891filmhouse.com

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