How to make a Cannes movie for almost nothing

Noah Pink, extreme budget filmmaker
Noah Pink, extreme budget filmmaker

CANNES -- You, too, can make a movie and get it into the exclusive Cannes Film Festival, all for $1,504.

Here's how: Pay your lead actor $400, your two main supporting actors $200 apiece, and your two secondary actors $100 each.

Then shoot the film in Zambia and impress your country back home enough that it pays for the pricey digital-to-film conversion that Cannes demands.

It worked for Canada's Noah Pink, whose ZedCrew premieres this week in the festival's Directors Fortnight section.