Writer, Director and Producer Thomas Houston, who is a Media Tutor at Priestley College in Warrington, and fellow Producer Dane Jones will take their film ‘Now I Am Become Death’ to the festival on May 22.
“I don’t think we will be have time to watch the film ourselves as we will be taking the chance to meet people in the film industry,” said Thomas, who is from Golborne.
“We will be trying to meet distributers and financiers because I already have another idea for a movie that I’d like to pitch.”
“Inventive, often incredibly gifted, free and without constraints, shorts have forever carried high the values of Cannes,” said festival director Thierry Frémaux.
“Providing a space in which upcoming generations can emerge is essential and is also one of the very purposes of the festival.”
An impending oil crisis drives tensions between the two sides as both seek the upper hand. Western leaders stand divided over what course of action is best – war or appeasement.
Thomas wrote the script over two years ago and originally planned it as a stage play, but as the story evolved it became clear it was suited to a different medium.
Filming began in June 2015 and finished in early March 2017.
“Given all that is going on in the world right now it seems like a timely film,” said Thomas.