Enregistrée courant Octobre 2015, cette fiction accompagne le numéro 3 de la revue papier, que vous pourrez trouver en librairie.
L’équipe est entièrement bénévole, et le travail est de qualité.
Alligator Wine, Far West, soleil au zénith.
Ce matin-là, les cow-boys Birdy et Goody ont manqué l’aurore. Levés de mauvaise botte dans la moiteur du midday, les voilà sans nouvelle du bien-nommé Ritchie, chanteur à grande crête, horloge flamboyante, annonciateur du point du jour. Mais où est-il passé ? Deux balles de fusil si c’est cette saleté de renard ! Face à une shérif dépassée par les évènements, Birdy et Goody, entourés de tou.te.s les habitant.e.s, doivent bientôt se rendre à l’évidence : les animaux sont partis !
Que devient la dernière espèce dans le silence des grandes plaines de l’Ouest ?
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6 months later, here we are, on set of this project. The first 3 days of shooting were auite inspiring, seeing everyone working together, the characters taking shapes and the crew working very hard to do quality work with low budget.
En Juillet 2015, j’ai rejoint la Compagnie Fictions Collectives, qui construit un théâtre documentaire et participatif.
Elle engage les habitant.e.s dans des enquêtes restituées, in situ, sous forme déambulatoire. C’est ainsi que nous avons monté le premier épisode d’un projet intitulé : Les Déambulies. À partir des souvenirs recueillis auprès des habitants (lors d’un travail en atelier), nous avons monté un spectacle-enquête qui emmenait le public dans une ballade du Quartier de La Boissière à Montreuil (93), et leur faisait découvrir l’histoire du quartier au travers des histoires de ses habitant.e.s.
Now I have to deal with dialogues and situations, but how can I have the exact same result on screen as what’s in my mind? It’s impossible, because actors aren’t in your head, and even when you explain to them what you imagine, they hear it through their own experience, and sensibility. So somehow you have to accept that there will be a slight difference between the script and the actual scene. Nothing new for any director I guess, but to me that’s the main lesson I have to learn.
I currently work with many actors I know for years, Fabrice and Macha work together at Entrées De Jeu and they were the perfect match with their characters for this project.
The main character is played by Anissa with whom I worked with on a short demo video as a dancer.
I’ve finished filming, and started editing, tried to have a better sound than in Chasse Coeur, and will probably work on an original soundtrack as well. More to come…
Anyway, I came up with the idea of showing some of the pictures I took with everyone. This is why I imagined a way to invade people’s dailylife.
What was more perfect than in a subway train? Everything fitted : the place, the time, the people, and the mood. I found myself a partner at the Lab Nation Photo where I’m a long and faithful customer. I got the prints. All I needed was the people. I called a few friends, and others that follow my work. I got my cloud team.
We will cross people’s life in the subway by holding prints of clouds, and bring the exhibition to them instead of waiting for them to come. All we had to do now is bringing to life #CloudObsession
India is my grandfather native land, and even if I don’t have family there anymore, I had the chance to discover a part of it named Kerala.
It’s time to jump back in the Netravati Express heading to Mumbai. After those two weeks travelling around it felt good going back to something I knew. It may sound weird but it feels good to be somewhere you already been to, now you know how everything works and you can start enjoying a small part of how daily life looks like.
Being in this big city was very different from the first days. At first everything seems loud, busy, crowded, and somehow violent. But then, because I’ve been to smaller and a bit wilder places , I started to know why I also like cities : because you’re not alone, and better, nobody notices you (hard for a tourist in India I know, but you see what I meant).
Countryside of Kerala was amazing, and I loved the places I’ve been to. But Mumbai was a way to understand what changes were going on in India and most of all : the gap between modern and traditionnal life.
I’m not going to lie, it’s easy for me to enjoy this country because I can come back to France anytime. This trip was rough to me, because I learnt a lot about what I’m made of, and where I come from. This is not India, this isn’t Vietnam: this is « not just » France actually. I never thought it would be that obvious to me.
As you already know I traveled through Kerala a few months ago.
After our first week, we stayed in Kumily 3 days (which is the longest we’ve done after Mumbai).
The time for us to visit the Peryar National Park, and the occasion for me to try my second roll of Kodak Aerochrome (I loaded the first one in the tea fields in Munnar but the film got stuck in the camera, and it scewed it up). Kodak Aerochrome is an infrared colour film you shoot through an orange filter and everypart of trees, grass gets amazing by turning RED. It’s a film you can’t find anymore, or maybe on ebay, and it costs a lot.
After my fail with the first roll, I’ve been super careful with the second one, but…
At the lab I use to go to, they got it wrong, and used the wrong chemistry… But I have one or two pictures to show you.
After 3 days in Kumily, we went to Fort Kochi by bus again, and here we are in this little peninsula. Everything is busy around the station in Kochi (Ernakulam Junction), but once we got in Fort Kochi, everything looks like countryside.
Quiet streets, beautiful portugese architecture, we walked on the bay, near Mahatma Gandhi Beach, as fishermen started working at 7am.
This was our last days before going back to Mumbai.