MOST stars appearing on the red carpet at Cannes arrive in style by limousine but aspiring film-maker Dominic Stables turned up on a bike.
The former Brighouse High School pupil climbed into the saddle and peddled through France to attract the interest of industry backers in his film ‘Orange Fever - The Movie’.
An award-winning hairdresser who trained with Glyn Taylor in Brighouse, Dominic has teamed up with his friends Paul Drury and Tim Ackroyd of NorthernWood Films to get the movie made.
He covered 783 miles in 16 days and arrived in Cannes for the start of the famous Film Festival.
“It was the most physically challenging thing I’ve ever done but I must admit that I enjoyed it. I did some training but it’s been a journey of discovery for me and the team and I just hope it inspires other people to do something amazing with their lives,” said 32-year-old Dominic.
He was accompanied by support driver Barnaby Aldous, NorthernWood Films director of photography.
“We kept going on a diet of baguettes with one or two bottles of vin rouge along the way,” said Dominic.
En route to Cannes the team made a video to show to gather support for the project and show to film backers.
“Now that we’re back in London we’ve got a variety of meetings lined up and I’m very optimistic that the film will get made.”
‘Orange Fever’ tells the story of two average northern blokes on a mission to find love by trying salsa dancing, karaoke and fake tanning.