In the October of last year, Quench Film interviewed Marc Price; the maverick film maker from Swansea who overwhelmed critics and film-makers around the globe with his zombie debut Colin. Now he is back with his latest cinematic exploration Magpie.
With its world premiere scheduled for the Bradford International Film Festival this April, Quench film looked into the film critics are hailing as ‘Moving, funny, well-paced, just an exceptional film’ (Nikki Baughan, Editor, Moviescope magazine).
Marc is well-known as the director/producer of the £45 zombie film Colin and after the films success 5 years ago the approach of his latest films release has created an excited stir in the critics circle. Price was approached with the scripts for numerous films including the Halle Berry ‘shark movie’ Dark Tide, but opted to make a ‘shark movie’ in his own unique style instead. Very different from Colin, Magpie is a dark relationship drama with significantly higher production value. In October we asked him about Magpie and he replied that ‘the characters openly say they don’t know where they are going’, so financed by Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt, it tells the tragic story of a negligent young father who returns home for his 9-year-old, shark-obsessed son’s funeral. An unwelcome guest, he steals the coffin and finds himself on the road with the child’s mother and two friends.
Magpie was shot on location in London, Cornwall and Price’s native Swansea. Without a script, Price instead opted to workshop scenes with the actors based on a carefully designed structure. What follows is a journey with no destination, just a desperate desire not to return.
Here at Quench Film wish Marc the best of luck with Magpie, and we are very excited to see his latest attempt and we hope you are too!