Friday, May 06, 2011

Bong of the Dead Goes To Cannes Film Festival

There were those who said it could never be done. There were those who laughed at the idea of one man, one camera and $5000 to film a complete zombie epic, but here we are and that one man, Thomas Newman has proven his detractors wrong. The $5000 zombie film Bong of the Dead by Thomas Newman is going to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

May 6, 2011 - Vancouver, BC - Bong of the Dead a movie by writer, producer and director Thomas Newman keeps getting better and better news. Film festivals and distributors are lining up to get a piece of flesh from this zombie film and they don't come any bigger than the Cannes Film Festival. Newman received notice that the film Bong of the Dead will be added to the Cannes 2011 program. Newman hit the Indy home run but the good news didn't stop there for this growing star director.
The king of pot comedy Tommy Chong said of Bong of the Dead, "This is a sure winner". Tommy Chong is still being courted to appear at the May 15, 2011 movie premiere in Vancouver at the Rio Theatre so fans will want to stay tuned and hurry up and get some of the few remaining tickets. There will be prizes and giveaways so don't miss out!
For 3 solid years Thomas Newman has been plugging away relentlessly on his dreams by creating his film all by himself in his basement. The movie was originally shot on location 3 years ago with a small crew compiled of close friends and family. He then took the footage which was shot over the course of only 15 days on one camera and went to work editing, mixing music and enhancing over 365 shots by hand!
Now that Thomas Newman is finally getting his much deserved recognition, it looks like the filmmaker is on his way to the big show. If you are in France during the Cannes Film Festival, be sure to check out what all the hype is about as the film will be premiering there on May 12th and 14th.
If you reside in or near Vancouver BC then hop over to the Rio Theatre and catch the film's Vancouver premiere there on May 15, 2011 at the Rio Theatre at 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver at 6:30pm. 
More information on the filmmaker and his film at

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