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Cannes Film Festival date for Flockton Moor director

Bid to sell horror film to producers

Filming of Wandering Rose by Flockton Moor firm MGA Ltd. Director Corrie Greenop films lead actress Carina Birrell

A film maker from Flockton Moor is off to rub shoulders with the stars at the famous Cannes Film Festival.

Corrie Greenop, 27, flies out to France today in a bid to get his independent film, Wandering Rose, some recognition.

Corrie and his dad, Mark, who was one of the founders of former Holmfirth theatre company CragRats, run MGA Ltd from premises in Flockton Moor.

Corrie wrote, filmed and directed the psychological thriller last year with filming taking place in the Scottish Highlands and Flockton Moor.

Now he has gained a rare pass to get his film shown at Cannes and hopes to find a distributor who can put it on the big screen.

He is attending the glamorous event with the lead actor and actress from the film before jetting off to Dubai to seek cash for his next venture.

“It’s obviously great for our exposure,” he said.

“It should be interesting, it’s pretty crazy that I get to go on the red carpets.

“When I’m not in meetings I hoping to go see as many premieres as I can.

“I’m going to a party where Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut will be shown.

“We’re also staying close to where Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart will be.

“The whole point of Cannes is people go to parties to meet and greet.

“For me it’s going to be a new experience, going to a festival this size.

“Rubbing shoulders with celebrities will be interesting but I’m going with a mission to sell my film.

“I’ve got quite a few meetings booked so hopefully one of them will take a liking to it and hopefully someone will see potential in me and say they would like to do a deal!”

The Wandering Rose was shot for just £20,000 using cash Corrie had saved for his house deposit.

It follows a young couple looking to rekindle a damaged relationship.

They retreat to the remote Scottish Highlands in a camper van but they are soon haunted by their past, their surroundings and each other.

The film has used emerging British acting talent, while the majority of the production crew are from Huddersfield.

Corrie’s next film is set to be a Yorkshire drama filmed around Huddersfield and West Yorkshire.

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