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.