Magpie now complete
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 17:34
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Maverick film maker Marc Price, director of the £45/$70 zombie film COLIN, has finished work on his second feature film MAGPIE. After the success of COLIN, Price was approached with the scripts for numerous films including the Halle Berry shark movie DARK TIDE, but opted to make a shark movie in his own unique style. Very different from COLIN, MAGPIE is a dark relationship drama with significantly higher production value.

Financed by Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt, it tells the tragic story of a negligent young father who returns home for his 9-year-old, shark-obsessed son’s funeral. An unwelcome guest, he steals the coffin and finds himself on the road with the child’s mother and two friends.

Magpie was shot on location in London, Cornwall and Price’s native Swansea. Without a script, Price instead opted to workshop scenes with the actors based on a carefully designed structure. What follows is a journey with no destination, just a desperate desire not to return.

Review quotes

"Moving, funny, well-paced, just an exceptional film. Best not-yet-released film of 2012"Nikki Baughan, Editor, Moviescope magazine

"A stunningly shot, emotional roller coaster"Sam Clements, Picturehouse Podcast

"A masterpiece with stunning performances"Pablo Brown-Jennett, BFI Future Film

"A beautiful example of film making"Jack Sparling, CULTsoup

"An astonishingly brave, dark, beautifully performed and incredibly human movie which I can't recommend highly enough"JinxMedia

About Marc Price (Writer/Director)

“His first film has an energy that takes the zombie idea to another level”Martin Scorsese, Director

"Price will go on to make some very interesting films" Mark Kermode, Radio 5 Live

“Marc Price has become a bit of an industry legend”Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Price's debut is one of the more striking genre entries of recent years, one hell of a calling card"Sight & Sound

“Price has a definite future in Hollywood” - Yahoo UK

Marc Price first grabbed headlines as the film maker who made the 2009 feature COLIN. A zombie film told entirely from the perspective of its zombie protagonist. The film is more notoriously referred to as the £45/$70 feature.

COLIN was released theatrically in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and received numerous awards and nominations including a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) and has received acclaim from Mark Kermode, Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Total Film and many others including Martin Scorsese.

Shortly after COLIN's release Price joined Casarotto Ramsay Associates. His agent proudly represents many of Marc's favourite film makers including Shane Meadows and Terry Gilliam.

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