Outcaste – The House that Carol Built
Carol Fraser is an English woman in her late 70’s and she wants to build a house in the Himalayas…..this remarkable documentary charts this incredible story by filmmakers Laura Graham & Colin Graham.
This is a unique story of the faith and strength of belief of an elderly lady, an untouchable and a lapsed buddhist monk, a bit like the Marigold hotel meets ‘Lost Horizon’.
Carol Fraser is an eternal seeker living between England and India. With no home and no one to look after her as she ages she has a problem for her indomitable spirit and holistic way of seeing the world has created a huge spiritual bank account and an empty real one!
COVIRO Productions is one of a new wave of small production houses springing up in Northern Ireland in response to the burgeoning film industry. Formed by Laura Graham and Colin Graham in 2011, it specialises in both narrative based and non-fiction films that have reached international audiences through art galleries, mainstream theatres, DVD, and the Internet. Colin Graham, a Masters graduate in Documentary film making with a background in business and construction is founder and CEO of COVIRO and has co-produced for No Bad Films with Richard Jobson, naming The Somnambulists and Wayland’s Song, amongst them. In 2012 he produced IMBOLC, a short film supported by NISCREEN. He has gone on to work with a number of public bodies, producing and directing Internet based public information campaigns for rape awareness and violence.
Laura Graham, co director of COVIRO is a visual artist and former solicitor. Her art practice is extensive and multimedia incorporating drawing and painting, performance, installation and digital art. She wrote and directed her first short IMBOLC, and went on to receive a Best Director award from the Canberra Short Film festival amongst many more worldwide.
Together they write, direct and produce their films, whilst specialising in micro budgeting using digital formats, HD SLR cameras, and off line editing using adobe and final cut software.