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Bonnie Wright Interviewed at Cannes Film Festival

Posted by: Mel
May 21, 2012, 07:10 PM

Bonnie Wright, who was recently at the Cannes Film Festival to show her short film "Separate We Come, Separate We Go," has been interviewed about the film:

Wright has made her own short film, shown here in Cannes, on a budget of just £5,000.

Not only that, but part of the funding was provided by a fish and chip shop in Dungeness.

The film, Separate We Come, Separate We Go, is Wright’s directorial debut and the first offering from her fledgling production company, Bon Bon Lumiere.

Wright, 21, made the film as a graduate project for her degree at the London College of Communication. The rules state that films can be funded by voluntary donations only, which is where the chip shop came in.


Unlike most other graduates on her course, Wright was able to cast a well-known actor. She called on her Harry Potter co-star, David Thewlis, to appear in the film as a lonely widower who strikes up a sweet friendship with a 10-year-old girl called Thea.

Young actress Emily Dunham plays Thea, who lives in a bleak town with her troubled mother and sets off for the coast one day.
Wright explained: “It’s a journey of enlightenment – a realisation that her life doesn’t end at the end of her street, it’s a whole open world.”

Wright is also set to star in an upcoming British film, "In Want of a Wife," and an independent film entitled, "Shakespeare's Daughter." You can read the rest of the article here.

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She talks more in detail about In Want Of A Wife with Total Film:

and Emily Watson is to be her co-star:

and the fact she has her own production company now:

Posted by Kgose on May 21, 2012, 07:32 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Thats rather cool!

Posted by Won_Two on May 21, 2012, 08:50 PM report to moderator

I love watching my Potter family go onto other things! :D

Posted by katelyner123 on May 21, 2012, 08:58 PM report to moderator
398 Points

I am so glad that things are coming around for Bonnie. She accomplished what she wanted and achieved a degree and is showing her short film in Cannes. I think I was surprised to know that she has started her own production company! I love it! GO Bonnie! Go!

Posted by sidnandragin on May 22, 2012, 12:00 AM report to moderator
1787 Points

This sounds like a really good movie!

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on May 22, 2012, 02:02 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

Thats rather awesome!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 22, 2012, 04:42 AM report to moderator
467 Points

Wow! She’s really amazing! And her first film even got into the Cannes Film Festival! Congratulations to her! :D

Posted by lovelle on May 23, 2012, 06:17 AM report to moderator
71 Points

cool! she looks nice in that photo too!

Posted by lilyluna257 on May 25, 2012, 11:19 AM report to moderator
71 Points

cool! she looks nice in that photo too!

Posted by lilyluna257 on May 25, 2012, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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