Student film screened at Cannes

Monday, 11 May 2009

Brookes students to showcase work at 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

A group of Oxford Brookes film students are getting set to showcase their work at the upcoming 2009 Cannes Film Festival (13-29 May).

The second year students created the 10 minute film ‘Double or Nothing’ as part of their film production coursework module.

The film is due to be screened in the festival’s ‘Short Film Corner’ this week.

“It means a lot,” says writer and producer Govind Chandran. "We had to make a short film as part of our course and wanted to do something fun and entertaining. Cannes will be great chance to meet people in the film industry and network.”

Actor Producer, Jason Allitt, added: “Cannes is the biggest film festival in the world so the fact that our film is involved is brilliant.“

The other students involved in the making of the film include producer-assistant director James Johnson, production manager James Longshaw and cinematographer Alex Rawet.

‘Double or Nothing’ was filmed in and around Oxford. It is a witty, comedy-crime film playing on the clichés of Brit crime comedies.