‘Barefoot Bandit’ Documentary Showing At Toronto Film Festival
(CBS Seattle/AP) — The story of the ‘Barefoot Bandit’, Colton Harris-Moore is playing in theaters in Canada after premiering at a Toronto film festival earlier this month.
“Fly Colt Fly: Legend of the Barefoot Bandit” is the creation of two Canadian filmmaker brothers Andrew and Adam Gray, according to the Everett Herald. The film combines graphic-novel style animated sequences of Harris-Moore’s crime sprees along with actual interviews and news footage.
“Animation was something new,” Andrew Gray told the Herald. “What was really important to us was to tell the tale that was told through the media, which was the legend of the bandit, as opposed to what happened.”
Harris-Moore led authorities on a two-year crime spree across across Oregon, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois in stolen cars. He stole a plane in Indiana, then crash-landed off an island in the Bahamas, where he was finally arrested in 2010. The 22-year-old is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for the crime spree. The film does not include any interviews with Harris-Moore.
The Gray brothers say their film is about capturing the public fascination surrounding the Barefoot Bandit. At one time, he had tens of thousands of Facebook followers. They say they hope it will be shown at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Harris-Moore sold the rights to his story to 20th Century Fox; the proceeds will repay the nearly $1.4 million he owes his victims.
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