Movie makers have their Donny film in the Cannes

Film makers, pictured from left, Steve Milnes, Cal Johnson and Martin Bushby, at Bentley Top Club.
Film makers, pictured from left, Steve Milnes, Cal Johnson and Martin Bushby, at Bentley Top Club.

A DONCASTER shot film will be gracing the big screened for the toast of Hollywood at this year’s Cannes film festival.

Cottonmouth, a film about a struggling stand up comedian who practises his material at a morgue, was created by Bodyswerve Production founders Steve Milnes, 25, Cal Johnson, 38, and Martin Bushby, 30, who are now taking it to the prestigious film festival next week.

The whole film cost under £2,000 to make and will be screened as part of the Short Film category in front of the cream of Hollywood actors, writers and directors.

Steve, said: “Cal had the initial idea so we got together and said ‘Let’s see what we can do with no money.’

“It was about 18 months in total from writing to finishing it and it has been a real team effort.

“We are going from the 17 to 21 of May and it is really exciting for us because everyone who is anyone goes.

“It is the A-list of film making and I will be happy to meet anyone we can.

“We have heard P Diddy is going so we may try and crash his boat party.”

Steve, from Howden in East Riding, Cal, from Arksey and Martin from Wickersley near Rotherham are going to use the opportunity to network with established film makers and get feedback on their 34-minute long piece.

The three met whilst studying at the University of Lincoln, with Cottonmouth initially meant to be Cal’s final year project, being jointly written with girlfriend Emma Rowlinson who came up with the initial storyline.

The stand up comedy scenes were filmed at Bentley Top Club and around the town, but the morgue scenes were mocked up at a University science lab.

Once they return from their trip to Southern France the trio have three other projects in the pipeline - one of which may be filmed in New York.

Cottonmouth will be screened under the Court Metrage section of the exclusive film festival