Bonnie Wright shows off directorial debut at Cannes

May 25, 2012, 08:47 IST | PTI

"Harry Potter" star Bonnie Wright's college work has been given a big boost after she showed off her directorial debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 21-year-old actress, who played Ginny Weasley in Potter franchise, made "Separate We Come, Separate We Go" through her production company, Bon Bon Lumiere.

The actress also roped in friend-actor David Thewlis, her co-star in the wizarding franchise for the project. Wright shot the movie on an USD 8,000 budget in Kent, south-east England as a graduate project for her degree at the London College of Communication - and the inspiration for the coastal film came from the star's childhood.

"It's a very unique area and an amazing stretch of land. Romney Marsh is an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a child. Growing up in a city such as London, it's so confined sometimes that as a child there is no feeling of a horizon, there's nothing beyond what you know," she said.

"So for me I was so lucky to have that experience of spending a lot of time in open spaces such as Romney Marsh that I was able to gain that feeling of beyond. As a young child I was obsessed with horizons," she added.

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