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 😉

 

 

It will be close to 9 months since we finished the post-production of the ON LOCATION movie, and since many applications to Festivals were sent, we received great feedbacks, a couple of important selections (Visions du Reel, Nyon. CH / DOCSHOP, Toronto, CA) and since yesterday a amazing 2015 SILVER SPOTLIGHT Documentary AWARD, or as mentioned by the SPOTLIGHT AWARDS :”Silver Awards: awarded to unforgettable films with the third highest scores from our panel”.

We feel proud and honored as it is a major recognition for independent movie makers / producers. This is also a great opportunity for an increased awareness In North America but not only ; it will certainly help for the theatrical exploitation of the documentary worldwide.

But the most important is that the movie has met its audience and that it has even been considered as unforgettable for some. It is a great honor and it is very touching to feel such a level of support, knowing on top that the movie got to the very short list amongst thousands of other productions. We love what we do – We love even more when it touches people.

What other best Holiday’s Gift could have we asked for ?

A big Thanks to the SPOTLIGHT Documentary Film Awards for their trust!!! And let’s keep on making movies !!!

 

film details :

https://www.facebook.com/onlocationthemovie

http://palmtreeprod.tumblr.com/

trailer !!

 

silver laurel spotlight

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

 

 

Last week has been a sort of back to fiction basics, as I had the opportunity to shoot what will be the latest music video of the artist known as MEHDY VON TI. Great preparation upfront, fast and precise shooting, great actors and work dynamic in every stage of the project ; next is about the editing with another of my friends, Alexandre Gariplerden. So a great way to step back into the fiction…who knows a short movie soon ???

For sure you wonder what is the music video about ? Well the only leak I can give so far, is that the topic is something worth thinking about …

So a couple of images, before the official release that shouldn’t be much far away this year !

 

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And of course check some more about MEHDY VON TI on the following channels !

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsFDq2fayBDBxeMMRuhqlyA

 

 

https://mx3.ch/mehdyvonti

 

Enjoy and stay tuned !