Flockton Moor film maker secures worldwide DVD deal after glitzy Cannes Film Festival trip

Delight for Corrie Greenop as debut movie Wandering Rose to be sold in shops

Film premiere of Wandering Rose by Flockton Moor born Corrie Greenop (centre). The event took place at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds.

A trip to the star-studded Cannes Film Festival has paid off for a film maker from Flockton Moor.

Corrie Greenop flew out to France last May in a bid to get his independent film, Wandering Rose, some recognition.

Now he is celebrating after he secured a worldwide deal to sell his psychological thriller.

Corrie said he was delighted with the outcome as he had no idea what going to the glitzy film festival would be like.

He said: “We had lots of meetings with distributors and sales agents where we showed them 20 minutes of the film.

“Three weeks later we were contacted by a company from LA who wanted to buy the distribution rights to the film.

“We’ve done a worldwide deal, so it’s exciting that it’s going to be for sale in shops all over the world.

“It should be in Morrisons, Tesco and HMV in the UK and we’re hoping to get it on Amazon Prime.

“It was definitely worth the trip!”

To mark the success Corrie, 27, hosted a film premiere at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds, where he now lives.

“I was exceptionally nervous beforehand,” he admitted.

“But it was nice for people to see what I’ve been going on about for the past two years.

“There as a lovely response and people got scared at the right parts and seemed to enjoy it and said they look forward to being able to buy it.”

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, who is the son of Mark Greenop, one of the founders of former Holmfirth theatre company CragRats, is now close to completing the screen play of his next film, a Yorkshire drama filmed around Huddersfield and West Yorkshire.

 
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