The $70 Award Winning Zombie Film, Colin
Three years ago, the budget film Colin made major headlines at Cannes. Sure, the movie was set from the point of view from a zombie (unique even now in a genre full of terrible flicks), but more important than the premise was the budget of the movie. $75. Yup, you read right. Amateur film maker Marc Price used a decade old video camera and went to work on social media seeking out makeup artists, actors and props to begin his magnum opus. Most of the budget went to refreshments for his cast and crew, and the finished result is a critically acclaimed movie made with less than a day’s work for a lot of people. At the Raindance Festival, Colin went on to be awarded the Indie Spirit Award. Lofty heights from a lowly movie. Here’s the official synopsis:
Already a worldwide phenomenon with huge media coverage, COLIN is the first zombie movie told from the zombie s perspective, it is a film truly like no other. Our hero Colin is bitten by a zombie; he dies and returns as one of the undead. We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse. Through his encounters, we learn who Colin was and more pertinently, what he has now become. Including a broad daylight zombie versus human street battle, an epic housebound siege and bags of gore.
It seems now that Colin is so much more than a low budget zombie film. It’s inspiration. And you can’t put a budget on that. Bravo Mr Price.
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