Jason Figgis’ adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ famous novella A Christmas Carol has become the first film to be cast, crewed, financed and distributed on Facebook.
Figgis’ version of A Christmas Carol was made over two years in and around Dublin for just under €1,200, with cast and crew working for nothing and has been warmly approved by The Dickens Fellowship. Any actor or technician who worked on the film can now earn 25% of the gross rental price by selling the film from their own website/Facebook page.
It is the first new production based on a work by Charles Dickens to premiere in 2012 – Charles Dickens’ bicentenary year – and was launched at 12:01am on 1st January 2012 on the Dickens Fellowship website,
You can rent the whole adaptation or watch a preview clip on the film’s Facebook page here.
October Eleven Pictures are in discussion with UK distributors with the aim of securing a December release date for A Christmas Carol, which is currently in post-production.The production has been made possible with support from the likes of Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council (Cabinteely House and Marlay House), OPW (Pearse Museum and Castletown House) and private location owners, and is in aid of Barretstown Castle.
A Christmas Carol has a full Irish crew and a mainly Irish cast, including Brendan O’Carroll, Brendan Grace, Bryan Murray, Lara Belmont (pictured), Laurence Foster and Vincent Fegan as Scrooge. This is the first fully Irish adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale of redemption. Post-production includes sound effects by Tommy Ellis of Velvet Voice, additional sound effects from Hollywood Edge and Special Visual Effects from Detonation Films in the US. The film is being scored by multi-award winning composer Michael Richard Plowman.
Principle photography has taken place on October Eleven Pictures’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This feature stars Vincent Fegan as Ebenezer Scrooge, with more than able support from a fine ensemble cast, including Alan Stanford, Robert O’Mahoney, Mark O’Halloran, Adam Goodwin, Lara Belmont, Steve Gunn, Anthony Fox and Brendan O’Carroll.
Directed by Jason Figgis, A Christmas Carol is due to be released in December 2010.