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25:54 min 29. September 2006

Meetin' WA (1986)

a talk in French

One of the least remarked upon attributes of Jean-Luc Godard is how thoroughly he mastered the medium of video production. For him Video was not a mere substitute for film, but something separate and distinct, an aesthetic platform all its own to which he brought a heretofore unrevealed dimension in his art; one that subtly informed the work he would later do once he returned to Cinema.

It is, however, somewhat understandable that this pocket of his career should be so little known, given that his extended video works of the 1970s . . . Six fois deux, for example, or the remarkable France/Tour/Detour/Deux/Enfants . . . continue to languish in the limited access obscurity into which they landed with a thud virtually from the hour of their creation. There are those in the fundamentally class-based universe of cinephilia who would not have it any other way, however. I mean, don't let's kid ourselves here. There is, and always has been, a vast amount of social comfort to be derived for Us (the cinephile class) if You (the vulgar herd) have no access to the works we get to see in the cinephile dungeons of large urban centers (after all, if We can't use film to construct a bizarro-world recreation of High School where we are no longer the geeks we once were then, I ask you, what is the point in all of this?).

So Jean-Luc Godard's video creations remain militantly inaccessible by all but the small number who've been fortunate enough to see them. And more than any of these works, 1986's Meetin' WA stands as testament to the extraordinary facility he developed with this sub-medium; a faciility harder-achieved in the 70s, when video production was a far more dolorous and taxing enterprise than it is today.

At once sublime and witty, the 26 minutes of Meetin' WA consist of an interview Jean-Luc Godard conducted in 1986 with Woody Allen, the director of What's Up, Tigerlilly and Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (and soon to be featured in the final moments of Godard's abortive Cannon Pictures' King Lear). The chat itself is amiable enough; certainly avoiding any conceivable adversarial notes; but this, along with the New York setting (giving Allen the home field advantage as it were) does nothing to prevent a visible anxiety from growing on the part of the filmmaker as the interview goes on.

It's as if it dawned on Allen, right in the middle of everything, that this tape could be . . . used . . . in some way he would not be able to control, that he was talking to a man who long ago demonstrated that he would not be bound to a standard not his own. Gradually, almost anticipating this development, Godard's camera moves in closer and closer, Allen's eyes dart back and forth between Godard and his translator (film scholar Annette Innsdorf) while questions are asked, the expression on his face bordering at times on open worry; like he's waiting, with only marginal patience, for some sign of what it is he's gotten himself into to manifest itself. It is, perhaps, the only occasion where Woody Allen seems as neurotic as the persona he wrote for himself was always said to be.

08:05 min 12. August 2012

Unique - Sci-fi short film

a narrative film in French

Written, shot and edited in 48 hours.

It's just a normal, boring day for Elise in the not so distant future. But an unexpected encounter with a familiar face changes her life forever.

This film was created as part of the 2012 Guerrilla Film Challenge (http://48gfc.com) and shot within 48 hours with a random genre and quote. Unique won the grand prize "Best Film" award aswell as the "Best special effects".

Genre : Classic Sci-fi
Quote : I had a grandmoter once, TWO actually

Check out a behind the scenes video here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ0AaxqBeEU

Directed by Fred Cavender

Written by Fred Cavender, Anne Sinagra & Florent Larronde

Original Music by Tony Rainy

Starring :

Anne Sinagra - Elise
Danee Puig - Assassin
Frédéric Boursselier - Hooded man

Shot & edited by Fred Cavender

Second unit camera by Florent Larronde

Production Audio by Albert Cavender

Assistants / Camera / Making of
Laure Vaysse, Fabienne Turpin, Frederic Boursselier, Alice Cavender

Sound design & mixing
Fred Cavender & Albert Cavender

Thank you to
Toscane Restaurant
À Suivre art gallery

01:29 min 13. January 2010

Les Dangereux

a narrative film in French

A vacationing ninja finds true love, but it's much more than he expected.

Story, Development, Animation, Shading, Lighting, Compositing, Modeling, and Direction by Daniel Klug
Environment Artist: Vicki Shively
Additional Props: Brett Stuart
Music performance: Alexa Sage
Music Editing: Marc Jackson of Moonlab Studios
Sound Effects: David Guerrero
Character Rigs: AnimationMentor.com

Done with Maya 2009, MentalRay, and AfterEffects.
Total time to completion: 9 months.

I start AnimationMentor back in March of 2008. This is the culmination of everything I have learned (animation-wise) from that point on. All other CG has been learned from my time of employment at New Wave Entertainment (5 years).

The film's site:

My animation reel:

21:30 min 19. July 2013

Hello World :) - English subtitles

a narrative film in French

Directed by Rafael Mathé and Etienne Larragueta
21 minutes - 2013

In a close future, a private company developed a technology aimed at boosting our brain capacity. But it requires from its clients to store their memory data on one single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.

Split Film Festival, 27th EMAF European media and art Festival, 24fps International Short Film Festival, FERATUM Festival Internacional De Cine Fantstico, Terror y SCI-FI, The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film festival.

Cinémathèque Française in Paris, La Femis's thesis films.

The short of the week:
Les Inrocks:

13:51 min 14. September 2012

14 Septembre (2012 FRANCE) ENGLISH Subs

a narrative film in French

SHORT FILM // RUN. TIME 14MINS // PYCCKИЙ Subs. go here: https://vimeo.com/74389620

Meet some intriguing Parisians, visit a few French cliches, and watch a trampoline rocket a love-struck couple along the skyline of bliss. It's an old wives' summer day in the capital and our young Russian protagonist is having trouble deciding on some life-changing stuff.



CAST (in order of appearance)

Elena: Ksenia Lukyanova
Foxy: Hugo Bardin
Leila: Roxanne Roux
Alice: Marie Cahuzac
Baptiste: André Gah
Elvis: Johnny Rasse
Jean: Maxence Gourdault Montagne

Directed: Christian McCallum

Produced: Ksenia Lukyanova & Christian McCallum
Screenplay: Ksenia Lukyanova & Christian McCallum

Cinematography: Christian Huck

Music: Lippie

Sound Recording: Jean Desquaires
Additional Sound Recording: Christian Buß

Sound Mix: Alan Gleeson
Editor/Grading: Christian McCallum
English Subtitles: Sophie Auriault

Jewellery supplied by CALOURETTE

Wedding Dress supplied by KILLY GRIND

Special Thanks

Johanna Mayr
Encis Bernadas
Charles Gout
William Shakespeare
Paul Claudel
Saskia Meszaros
Sarah Arndt

Songs in chronological order

Come, As You Are - Lippie
Hochzeitsmarsch - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Crazy Situation - Lippie
Feet of Roxanne - Lippie


05:23 min 23. October 2011

Heads Or Tales

a narrative film in French

Short film realised by Pierre Bottai, Foehn Gallet, Kévin Herbrich, Adrien Kédochim and Gauthier Troalen at Georges Melies School.

See you at heads-or-tales.blogspot.com

to see the making of the film and our personnal blogs !

14:50 min 24. February 2014


a narrative film in French

Une vieille dame est sur son lit de mort. Son mari face aux regrets de sa femme va tenter de lui rendre un dernier hommage…

Avec Jean-Claude Dreyfus et Denise Aron-Schröpfer

Scénario et réalisation Julien Guiol
Production Les films de Jules, Nicolas Mestrallet


02:50 min 6. April 2015

Coste Contemplation

a narrative film in French

For subtitles click on the "cc" button.

Featuring Dimitri Coste :
Directed by Thibaut Grevet
Shot by Thibaut Grevet & Thibault Dumoulin
Produced by Frenzy Paris.
Producer : Julie Mathieu & Elsa Rakotoson
Post Production : Immersion

Thumbnail Picture by Dael Poulter

Music by Ryan Taubert "Speak we are listening" from www.themusicbed.com
Thanks to Paz, Zephir, Virginie and all the people who help up.

03:10 min 29. October 2014

Coup de grâce

an experimental film in French

Short Experimental Film -
In Paris, a bewildered young man confides in his barber about an unusual encounter.

International Premiere - Centre Pompidou - Modern Art Museum in Paris (October 2013)
North American Premiere - San Jose Short Film Festival (November 2013)

Directed by Justin Wu
Written by Alessandra Ferreri
Starring Matthieu Charneau, Tara Jean, Michael Marenco & Frederic Quiring
Produced by Justin Wu, Duncan Way & Louis Le Bayon
Director of Photography - Kevin Foong
Assistant Director - Pierre Tringale
Editors - Pierre-Louis Guetta & Justin Wu
Music by Atrey
Costume Designer - Simon Gensowski
Sound Design & Boom Operator - Pierre-Louis Guetta
Lighting Assistants - Lauren Cooper & David Mcdonald
Make-Up - Mohammed Bouarib Ben
Hair Stylist - Michael Marenco
Graphic Designer - Joel Utter
Production Assistant - Lorena Villanueva

Special Thanks to:
The Barber Shop, Inda Prod, Jean-Paul Baptiste, Alexandre Vauthier, Charles Darnaud, Leo Freiz, Nicolas Lange, Tamara Akcay, Rodger Mikhaiel, Rodolphe D'argent, Success & Major Models

15:18 min 27. May 2014

AT ALL COSTS (original title : A Tout Prix)

a narrative film in French

- Directed by Yann Danh
- Budget : 8000$
- The Short film was bought by Anthony E. Zuiker (creator and executive producer of the American television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.)
- https://www.facebook.com/ATOUTPRIXFILM

Agent (FR) : Solene Edouard
Manager (US) : Christopher Tuffin / Renee Tab - SENTIENT -

09:28 min 19. March 2015

Bad Girl, un superbe court métrage sur ces femmes jugées trop belles

a narrative film in French

Arnaud Khayadjanian est un réalisateur français de 28 ans. Il dévoile aujourd’hui Bad Girl, un court métrage qui souligne avec esthétisme et justesse le vide que peuvent ressentir les filles jugées trop belles, trop séduisantes. Moteur !

06:15 min 25. March 2012


a narrative film in French

A short-movie by Ghayth Chegaar, Eddy Loukil, Victor Jardel

Bold est un personnage au physique atypique. Il surplombe ses congénères et est très brutal malgré lui. Ce qui lui vaut d'être rejeté de tout le monde.
Dirt est tout l'opposé, c'est un clochard petit et chétif, qui lutte constamment pour sa survie.
Bold va vouloir par compassion offrir un fruit à Dirt, ce dernier va evidemment prendre peur.
S'en suit une course poursuite entre les deux personnages, dans un décor fantastique, jusqu'au dénouement final.

Bold is a character with an atypical physic. He is way more taller than his peers, and very brutal in spite of himself. Which led him to be rejected by everyone. Dirt, is just the opposite, it’s a bum small and sickly, constantly struggling for survival. Bold is going to offer a fruit to Dirt, by kindness, but he will obviously take fright. What follows is a chase between the two characters, in a fantastic universe. Until the final ending.

07:10 min 2. October 2010

The makeover

a narrative film in French

Film de fin d'étude réalisé par Elsa Bréhin, Mathieu Hassan et Martin Vermelen.
Mention pour l'humour au festival Court mais bon.
Supinfocom Arles 2010.