Hope for Cannes film success

A STUDENT and an artist from Clevedon have received backing to create a film to be entered in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

As part of her studies at York University, 22-year-old Rachael Sherlock is part of a small team from the university who will shoot a film entitled, The Painter and The Thief, which will feature work by 28-year-old Clevedon artist, Marcus Jose.

The group is currently sourcing funding for the film and have so far gained more than �5,000 through the Kickstarter website, which was recently launched in the UK and allows people to ask for donations toward their artistic projects.

Among those who have backed The Painter and The Thief are executive producers, including director of The Apprentice, Andy Devonshire.

The idea for the film, which is about two people who meet on the open road, came when its writer hitchhiked from Rotterdam to Rijeka. It will be shot around York, The Peak District and at an American-style diner from February.

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For more details about the film visit www.thepainterandthethief.co.uk or follow the team’s progress on Twitter using the name @painterandthief

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