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British filmmaker says technology makes it easier to make good movies

by Michael D. Reid.

When Gareth Edwards takes the stage at Vic Theatre this afternoon, he’ll have some simple advice for budding filmmakers.

The British filmmaker says he will likely advise them to “go make a movie,” he said. His 3 p.m. talk is part of Springboard, the annual series of industry seminars held in tandem with the 10-day Victoria Film Festival that begins today.

“It doesn’t cost anything these days to make a low-budget film that looks pretty good.”

Edwards, 37, should know. The BAFTA Award-winning visual-effects whiz caught Hollywood’s attention after his promising 2010 feature debut Monsters won critical acclaim, including references to him as “the next James Cameron.”

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