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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 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

 

 

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 !!