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This is a superb one-minute homage to multi-Oscar winner Forrest Gump shot by Will Tribble.
The video has had close on to 3 million hits on YouTube making it one of the most seen viral hits of last year.
Strange then that Jemma Lyon a student from Liverpool’s John Moores University should take it upon herself to produce a sub-standard line-by-line remake of Tribble’s work and enter it in a Nokia video competition. Guess what? She only went and won and travelled to Cannes this week to pick up her prize money and video making kit prizes at the Lions Advertising Festival.
Luckily Tribble became aware of the rip-off and posted this plea for help on b3ta.com. Within 24 hours he’d received an apology from both Nokia and Mofilms and an invitation to the London Film Festival to show his film.
Ms Lyon? She was stripped of her prize and sent back to Britain, no doubt to face the wrath of her tutors.
This video is both an ode to the glamour and sophistication of Cannes and the resulting pomposity too.
It’s an ad viral for Stella Artois and the sweetener is the chance to win a holiday to Cannes itself so that you can tread in the footsteps of the ‘celebrated’ Film Festival attendee Jacques d’Azur.
If you fail to win the prize, don’t worry, we happen to know the perfect Cannes Apartment to rent for the Festival. Which is handy as the population of the town swells from 70,000 to a quarter of million as the world’s cinematic industry and fans descend on the Cote D’Azur jewel. If you’re a cinema fan, it’s well worth a visit at least once in your life. If you’re pushy you might get to see some of the films in competition and even get to a party or two. If not, you can hang around the red carpet with the rest of the baying mob.