US$70 Zombie Movie hits the big Screen

A ZOMBIE movie made using a camcorder for less than the price of a DVD box set is set to be distributed in cinemas across the UK.

Colin, made by budding British director, Marc Price, will now get its own DVD as well as hitting the big screen in time for Halloween alongside Hollywood blockbusters like Zombieland.
“It’s kind of scary in a cool way,” says Price of his success on a shoestring.
Price wrote, directed, shot and edited Colin over 18 months while working nights at a taxi company.
The 30-year-old first-time director says he managed to make the film for so little by advertising for volunteer zombies on social networking site, Facebook.
He also borrowed make-up and taught himself special effects by endlessly re-watching making-of featurettes and directors’ commentaries from his personal DVD collection.
Price says he spent the US$70 on “a crowbar and a couple of tapes, and some tea and coffee — just to keep the zombies happy”.
Since Colin’s success Price has been contacted by hundreds of fledgling filmmakers from around the world inspired to try making their own films despite a lack of money.
“That’s the best bit,” he said. “That someone like me at 16, wondering how they can make their movie will see mine and think, ‘My mobile has better resolution than his camcorder.’
“Hopefully there’s a chance that other filmmakers will make use of what resources they have to tell the best story they can.” — CNN.