In January 1998, documentary film-maker Stephen Walker began a search for four young, untried, untested, obsessive and possibly unhinged film-makers in their quest for fame and glory at the Cannes Film Festival. Over six months, he met literally hundreds of film-makers from all over the world. KING OF CANNES is his riotously funny account of those six months, a rollercoaster ride through the nether regions of the movie business which culminates at Cannes, the most important - and the most glamorous - film festival in the world.
Stephen Walker spent ten years at the BBC, first as a researcher then as a director. He directed PRISONERS IN TIME, a drama starring John Hurt. He lives in London.