About 3 years ago after returning from the states .... it was time to try and make some contacts back in London after looking night and day on the Internet for some hope I found an add on
www.mandy.com an Indie film making network looking for makeup artists to come and "help" out on a low very low budget horror film making zombies (exciting for any makeup artist).... I thought why the heck not and after a lovely meeting with Mr Marc Price (who is now one of my best friends) I started to give up my weekends and help out with all things gore ...... the film took over 2 years to make giving up time when I could to help out Marc and the Crew.
Teaching them basic FXs so they could carry on filming when I had a paid job etc all in all it was an amazing experience one that help boost my confidence with makeup.... got me back out on the london makeup scene and like i said before made me Friends for life ...
3 years later Colin was completed marking its mark on the festival circuit being screened in horror festivals around the world making small splashes werever it went.
In my eyes the finished film was a masterpiece but then again I was a little biest,
But what happened this summer at Canne was a little unexpected for us all.......
A couple nights before some of the crew left for the cannes film festival I had a little (no long) convo with Marc I could tell his nerves had got the better of him and that he felt like a little fish leaving the pound and going out to sea ...... after a few words of webb wisdom the convo ended with a you dont have anything to worry about Colin is amazing even if 20 people see the film and hate it, at least they have seen it!!
A couple of nights later I was staying at a friends house in east getting ready for a fashion party (pretentious I know) haha and I got a text from one of the other makeup girls on the film asking if I had seen the press attention that colin was getting after it screened in cannes.....
Marc was being interviewed by everyone from GMTV (uk morning show) Sky News, CNN, The BBC you name it he was on it and the story was hitting international newspapers ..... we won an award at raindance got nominated for a Bifta....... run workshops at raindance & BFI london and appeared at the MCM expo (uk version of comic con) and was even on the CNN Halloween spicial its kinda went crazy ......
So low and behold a few links and videos of the press ... please ignore my ugly mug in one of them argh!!!
Some stills from the film and fun with the crew :)
The now-dead camcorder used to shoot most of "Colin" in it's new home... The Movieum on London's South Bank!
Some makeup from the film
Promo shot of Marc Price & Alistair Kirton (aka Colin)
Marc Price back at cannes presenting at Saatchi & Saatchi
Alistair Hiding from his fans hehehe ;p
So dont always turn your nose up at that next TFP shoot or ignore the next indie film maker that offers a starbucks coffee in return for your time and skills on his film you never know what you may get out of it :)
After the success of Colin Marc is now working towards his next film and all the crew from Colin will be reunited and we now we can get some $ doing what we love (lets just say the budget is a little higher then 45 pound this time maybe 200 hehe jks ;p xx Thunderchild