Cannes Film Festival hopeful needs extras to wrap film in St Albans

A still from the film

A still from the film - Credit: Archant

A BURGEONING assistant director is hoping to get to Cannes Film Festival with her latest project and is calling on the local community to help wrap it up by featuring as extras.

St Albans film award winner Emily Attwood has teamed up with writer and director Chris Cooper to produce his debut feature film ‘The Snare’ and is looking for a whole host of people to lend a hand to the hopeful horror hit.

The crew recently wrapped on a four week shoot in Bournemouth and are now returning to various locations in St Albans and Watford to shoot the remainder of the film in June and July.

The 23 year old said: “There will be a fair amount of extras needed from the elderly to the young so this should be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in seeing themselves briefly on the big screen, as we are hoping to take it round the festival circuit and possibly get a limited cinema release.

“There is a dream like sequence where children accompany the lead actress in woodland so we are asking any parents if they would like to come along with the children for a day. Children can be various ages from six to 12.

“We start filming in St Albans again in June and will probably film until July so if people can contact by the beginning of June that would be great!”

The paranormal thriller, produced by Bohemian Pictures, follows three students who head off on holiday together to the seafront and become imprisoned in their top floor apartment by paranormal forces.

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As well as having spooky subject matter, the film also focuses on human behaviour and what people do in troublesome situations.

Emily explained: “The Snare has pushed the crew and actors to their physical and mental limits which can clearly be seen in the film.

“Not only is it a moving, creepy horrifying film, but it touches us to the core of our human emotions.”

She praised the technical aspects of the movie and said although it is set in a very small space, the film manages to keep things interesting with different camera angles: “It’s a very small set, just a kitchen, a bathroom, bedroom, and lounge but you never see the same camera angle.

“Therefore as the film progresses we are using more innovative camera techniques and angles so the narrative is always progressing and to make it always very visually interesting to match the pace of the story and acting. The lighting also gets darker as it goes on.”

Previous projects Emily has worked on have been accepted into film festivals including Cambridge, and she is hoping The Snare will have the same success and maybe one day screen at the long-awaited Odyssey cinema on London Road.

She added: “We are hoping this will be a breakthrough film for all involved.”

Anyone interested in getting involved with the film should send an email to or check The Snare’s Facebook page at: