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A lot has happened since last post ! cant believe it went so fast and here I am like a year later !??

At least it means a lot to share

The year has been pretty exciting for my movies, the ones I have directed as well as the ones that I worked on as DP.

Regarding “ON LOCATION”,  was very happy to see that its Festival career even if slowly fading still provided a couple of Days ago a SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION from the Delhi Shorts International Film Festival. I believe by 2018 it is going to be the time to switch to the VOD and possibly TV purchase.

For “BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE”, a lot of selections and prizes !! I am very proud about the outcome of that project, thinking it was a sort of “minor” movie ; my great producer was convinced of the opposite and she was so right. The proof ? An amazingly successful Festival career and I bet more to come.

My project “NEW LIGHTS” got postponed, if not cancelled. I like to think about it like it is postponed. The initial researches were fruitful (too fruitful ?) and gave me answers to the clues I had when starting the entire writing process. The theme is complex, the participants too fragile to not be handled with the proper support team, which in current budget didn’t make sense. I very often wrote that, when shooting a documentary, you got to give as much as you hope to get from the places and people that participate ; in this case, there was a true miss-balance on my side and I didn’t want to make anyone unhappy or suffer from opening wounds I wouldn’t be able to close.

But who knows, maybe a new upgraded version of the project will rise soon ?

 

It gave me time to focus on a photographic project called “FELT”. Making it short, I tried through Portraits of persons and items to recreate a moment of grace we all tend to look for. A moment in time where nothing and everything happens. Project is still on and it might run into Spring 2018 with an exhibition, and for sure a book later in the year.

 

Time was on my side, promoting my movies, changing mind on projects, going back to photography and …Music Videos !!

I had a great gig – 3 music videos, 2 as DP and one as Director – with the great musician Richard Pizzorno. Great time, excellent journey together on the making of his new album. Our collaboration lead to the following images and clips that I am very proud of , both in the making of the images as DP and as Director  part for the last one. That last one was the stepping back into animation and drawings… 3400 drawings later, the Music video is there…and already two Festival Selections !!

https://www.facebook.com/richardpizzornoconnections/

As DP

As Director

 

That gave me the opportunity to another gig with Jazz and Music : Francelet Moser are another great band I am very happy to have collaborated with, and their new release rocks. On the side, the double Bass player offered me a photo session with another project he works on : Wise and Young (WY). I felt back to my first love of music and fashion photography.

as DP

WY Photo sesssion

https://www.facebook.com/wiseandyoungofficial/

 

 

We re early november and I realize the year has been quite of a full and successful one. Promised I will step back into a more regular update and writing, as other projects are on the go ! yes got some extra gigs and  feel very enthusiastic about !

 

Like always, stay tuned for more !

 

it has been a while since a post giving an update on the movie side so…

quite a busy and exciting  time, with “ON LOCATION” and “BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE”, my two latest documentaries going from Festival to Festival and winning Awards ! It is such a pleasure to have audience’s and jury’s feedback from almost all around the globe !

It does motivate me for next project, another documentary, called “NEW LIGHTS”, that is still in development phase. All I can say about is that it did evolve from the original form I had thought and did adapt to our new broadcasting environment and audience’s habits. Not every project hits his aim via a standard large screen diffusion…but no worries I ll keep you posted

Otherwise a very cool project for a great local Rock Band – 1989  – where I had to master the skills of director of photography. Small crew, small budget but great fun and a result that I will soon post, once the release gets official !!

And last but not least, another project in both co-writing and directing of an ART MOVIE with a great friend that masters both writing and painting !

That’s all for now, stay tuned for more !!

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It s been on the front pages of most of the newspapers since now many many months, and usually has been described as a crisis : Humanitarian, economical, religious or cultural. Most of the time everyone , on any side is being represented as a victim and we rarely hear the voices of those who help, welcome and care about each other.

Last December I had the opportunity to work with a great artist that decided to embrace this hot topic on immigrants ; it took us time to find out what was the best way to put images on his lyrics and his music. It took time to avoid the traps such project could have. It took some thinking to maintain a balance between the reality and the fantasy of the situation. Yes a very complex equation just like the situation of any immigrant and the country that welcomes him , by duty or free will.

This project called back my personal family s history  – refugees in Europe in the 80s – which added an interesting personal involvement in it.

So here we go with the link to it ; I hope you will enjoy it and as usual, stay tuned for more updates on my work …and collaborations 😉

 

 

With all what’s happening around in this world, it’s quite hard not wanting to expose one’s point of view on this blog….

But as I am a movie director, well I am keeping it all for my next Documentary Project !! A long feature documentary !!

Yes and the challenge is quite big, as a lot of people are analyzing current dynamic in very diverse, clever and efficient ways.

So what about mine ? Which angle is my preferred ?

For now all I can say is that the working title for the project is ” Tell me a story”, and the shortest of the first draft synopsis is ” what did happen in those years ?”

I know it is quite short and mysterious. But no worries more to come soon !!

 

And regarding the latest projects, I am on the final post-production of the Music Video for Mehdy Von Ti. A great experience and a very interesting result ! What can I share so far…well the credits !!

 

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stay tuned for some more to come…very soon 😉

 

JP

 

 

Another movie..I mean still the one about mountains and all I can say is that the final editing seems pretty close now !!

Great news for me, as I always repeat editing isn’t the funniest moment for me at all. Nevertheless I was taught that not everything is enjoyable in life and that duties are duties. Because yes like I repeat very often too – oh my god I am so old ?? – movie making is a job and like any job you have stuff you prefer doing and some that you would dream about delegating.

Anyway enough of it ; what else about the movie ?

A new trailer, freshly baked and available for you all, as well as a new synopsis !!

so click on the link below and enjoy the trailer…..as round the corner the movie might be released too !

 

 

Am I too pushy if I say if you like it why don’t you share it ?? 🙂 …nnaaaaa I know you ‘d do it anyway !!