Bonnie Wright shows off directorial debut at Cannes

London: ‘Harry Potter’ star Bonnie Wright`s college work has been given a big boost after she showed off her directorial debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 21-year-old actress, who played Ginny Weasley in Potter franchise, made "Separate We Come, Separate We Go" through her production company, Bon Bon Lumiere, reported Daily Express online.

The actress also roped in friend-actor David Thewlis, her co-star in the wizarding franchise for the project.

Wright shot the movie on an USD 8,000 budget in Kent, south-east England as a graduate project for her degree at the London College of Communication - and the inspiration for the coastal film came from the star`s childhood.

"It`s a very unique area and an amazing stretch of land. Romney Marsh is an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a child. Growing up in a city such as London, it`s so confined sometimes that as a child there is no feeling of a horizon, there`s nothing beyond what you know," she said.

"So for me I was so lucky to have that experience of spending a lot of time in open spaces such as Romney Marsh that I was able to gain that feeling of beyond. As a young child I was obsessed with horizons," she added.