Gaëlle Denis, Robin French, Ohna Falby, Zorana Piggott
Gaëlle Denis, Robin French, Ohna Falby, Zorana Piggott

BFI SHORT IN COMPETITION AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL


15 June 2015

Crocodile, produced through the BFI Shorts scheme, is one of ten short films in competition during Critic’s Week at Cannes Film Festival.

CROCODILE writer Robin French, actor Alex MacQueen, producer Ohna Falby, director Gaëlle Denis, actor Michael Gould.
CROCODILE writer Robin French, actor Alex MacQueen, producer Ohna Falby, director Gaëlle Denis, actor Michael Gould.

In another major achievement for the BFI Shorts scheme, we are thrilled to announce that Crocodile, directed by Gaëlle Denis, written by Robin French, and produced by Ohna Falby and Zorana Piggott, has been selected to compete in the 53rd Semaine De La Critique.

The story of a bereaved headmaster confronted by a deep lurking adversary, the inclusion of Crocodile in one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals marks the end of a challenging production process which included shooting with real crocodiles.

Senior Producer Emily Kyriakides comments:

“Premiering your film at Cannes is an ambition many filmmakers have, and a wonderful start to Crocodile ’s journey into the world! It’s also testament to the great vision, ambition and hard work that the team brought to the project, and we’d like to congratulate all the cast and crew who worked on it.”

Since first starting in 1961, La Semaine de la Critique has established a tradition of discovering new film talent, championing the likes of Ken Loach, Wong Kar-wai, Andrea Arnold, Miranda July and Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Cannes screenings:

Press and Industry:

Monday 19th May at 2pm – Espace Miramar
Tuesday 20th May at 8pm – Espace Miramar

General Audience:

Wednesday 21st May at 6.30pm – Theatre Allexandre III.

In 2011, Lighthouse was selected to manage the BFI Shorts film production initiative. 17 projects have been produced through the scheme, spanning genres from drama to comedy, thriller to sci-fi. The films are now nearly all complete, and making a strong impression on the international festival circuit, with a number of notable award wins and nominations.


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