SPIDER director Nash Edgerton bringing new short to Cannes

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 19th, 2011

Can he kick it? Yes, he Cannes! It was announced early this morning that stunt-guy-who-cracked-his-tooth-shooting-a-scene-for-ATTACK OF THE CLONES-turned-writer-director Nash Edgerton's last short film, entitled BEAR, will be screening in competition in less than a month at this year's Cannes Film Festival. On getting accepted into the festival, Nash said, “To be honest when I got the call I thought someone was pranking me. It’s a huge honor that BEAR has been selected and I haven’t stopped smiling. I’ve always wanted to have a film play there and I’m just so thankful to everyone who pitched in to help get BEAR made. It’s very exciting and totally surreal that this time next month we’ll be premiering BEAR in competition at Cannes.”

Co-written by David Michôd (ANIMAL KINGDOM), BEAR is one of nine shorts selected around the world for competition. The film stars Edgerton, along with Teresa Palmer (I AM NUMBER FOUR) and writer/director Warwick  Thornton (SAMSON & DELILAH). The plot was not given in the press release, but I've seen all of Edgerton's directorial work so I'm fully prepared to have my mind and emotions fucked with.

Last year Edgerton's first feature film, THE SQUARE, made its debut in the U.S and will release next month in the UK. Hit the break to see Edgerton's first short, which really caught my eye (hehe), SPIDER.

Edgerton is apart of film collective Blue Tongue Films consisting of his brother Joel Edgerton (THE THING upcoming reboot), along with Spencer Susser (HESHER, I LOVE SARAH JANE), Michôd, Kieran Darcy-Smith (SAY NOTHING), and Luke Doolan (MIRACLE FISH).

Check out all of Blue Tongue Films' work here:





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