2018 Movies

The Dark of Night

PAMA 2018 Movies 11 juin 2018

THE DARK OF NIGHT / Short film

PARIS PREMIERE

Directed by Robin Wright

Produced by Robin Wright, Nini Le Huynh, Michael Witt, Sharif Salama and Cassandra McCarthy

CAST :

Leslie Bibb as “Madeline”
Sam Rockwell as “Officer Witt”
Michael Godere as “Douglas Young”
Callie Thorne as “Bernice”
Nini Le Hyynh as “Li”

USA

The movie is listed 3 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best International short film
– Best Actor
– Best Actress

PITCH : One dark and stormy night, a woman on her way to Chicago for a job interview seeks refuge in an isolated diner where nothing – and no one – are who they seem.

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Director Biography – Robin Wright

Robin Gayle Wright is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has earned a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award for her work in television.

Off Limits

PAMA 2018 Movies 11 juin 2018

OFF LIMITS/ Dance film

PARIS PREMIERE

Directed by Severine Reisp

Produced by Severine Reisp

CAST :

Camila Schaefer
Victor Wisehart

USA

 

The movie is listed in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Dance

PITCH : Off Limits is a short dance film about the power dynamics in a relationship. It depicts the seduction of a young woman and the passion in a relationship. It is an excerpt of the director´s longer dance film « Giselle ».

 

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Director Statement

« I believe that dance can sometimes say more than words concerning emotions and political topics and that a narrative dance film can merge new choreography, music and current social issues.
Encouraging women is also important to me and as a director I felt empowered to let my own visions come to life.
Before enrolling in college I was a professional ballet dancer with State Street Ballet and Joffrey Ballet in New York. Hence, I see directing as choreography on the screen.
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Director Biography – Severine Reisp

Severine Reisp was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1994. At the age of 16 she received a scholarship to attend a boarding school in England where she was able to combine her academic studies with a high level of dance training. She speaks German, English and French fluently. During her teenage years she received scholarships to attend ballet summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet School, Rosella Hightower in Cannes, Northern Ballet School in the UK, Festival Ballet in Santa Barbara, California and Scuola Danza Hamlyn in Florence. After graduating from secondary school in England with honours in five A-levels, she was accepted at Warwick Business School in the UK but she decided to continue with dancing first and deferred her place to college. She was invited to become a trainee with Joffrey Ballet School in New York and later with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California. To further combine her academic interests with dance, she eventually decided to enrol at Sarah Lawrence College at which she received the presidential scholarship. She moved back to New York and at Sarah Lawrence, she has been able to combine her interests in theatre, film and dance. She was able to make her own visions come to life and to collaborate with many talented dancers, filmmakers, actors , composers and cinematographers in New York.

La Chambre Noire (The Dark Room)

PAMA 2018 Movies 9 juin 2018

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LA CHAMBRE NOIRE / Short film

Directed by Morgane Segaert

Produced by CENTRE FACTORY

CAST :

Lisa Segaert as “Cassandre”
Julia Leblanc Lacoste as “George”
Julia Leblanc Lacoste as “Marie”
Mathieu Lecat as “Père/Créature”
Sophie Belvisi as “Hélène”
Jan François Feydière as “Le Docteur”

FRANCE

The movie is listed 3 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Student Film
– Best Director
– Best Director of Photography

PITCH : France, 1910. As her mother suffers from a mysterious illness that she intends to hide, the young Cassandre feels a growing presence in her home … What shadow hides in the silence of the dark room?

Festival’s appreciation :

« Imagine the Downton Abbey’s atmosphere and period piece meeting a dark and shadow haunting Nosferatu. No need for a lot of words, this film is a mastered piece of directing what’s on and off screen. »

HIGHLIGHT :

Serial winner in many festivals, THE DARK ROOM shows the French talent when it comes to genre films, even short forms.

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Director Biography – Morgane Segaert

Morgane Segaert is a young director from Lyon who is passionate by history movies. After three years in a cinema school, she presents you today her first short fiction. Through The Dark room, she transports you in her dark and atypical universe, inspired by a strong moment of her personnal life.

Spotters’ Rift

PAMA 2018 Movies 9 juin 2018

SPOTTERS’RIFT / Series

WORLD COMPETITION PREMIERE

Directed by Léo Guyard

CAST :

Amandine Cugurra
Frédéric Perchet
David Delayat
Brian Messina

FRANCE

The movie is listed 4 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Production
– Best Dance
– Best Student Film
– Best Director

PITCH : In a world where nobody can die anyway, Helene survives in arid forests where she have to live out of her protected town. Everybody needs to know why she’s gone from here and how to get inside too…

Festival’s appreciation :

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HIGHLIGHT :

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Director Statement

« I’m doing movies to experiment, to create, follow my dreams, share stories, and mostly to help people creating.« 

Director Biography – Léo Guyard

Working on his own, directing shorts since his 7 years old, Léo started with stop-motion videos and some web series with friends in high-school. Leo decide to stop his studies at 21 to do movies, directing « Spotters’ Rift » in 2015, his first drama post-apocalytic show.

Being Good

PAMA 2018 Movies 9 juin 2018

BEING GOOD / Animated film

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Directed by Jenny Harder

Produced by Jenny Harder and Randolph Mills

CAST :

Mona Marshall
Kate Barton
Darren Street

UK

The movie is listed in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Animated Film

PITCH : The short film BEING GOOD is about a teenage girl called Embry and her two guardians, the angel Ava and the demon Mal who act as her conscience. While Ava and Mal could easily be considered as “good” and “evil”, the film develops the idea of their humanity and flaws. Being Good is intended to highlight the importance of free will and identity.

 

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Director Statement

«  »Being Good » has been an incredible experience. A team of 80 remote people from all over the world have brought this beautiful short to life. Being Good had no funding and was created completely from scratch using the online platform Artella. Our team is very proud of what we have achieved and can’t wait to share this with the world.« 

Director Biography – Jenny Harde

Jenny Harder is a concept & storyboard artist who has worked with Ubisoft and Disney over the last years. Jenny specialises in designing stylized characters and worlds and is currently directing her own animated short film BEING GOOD. She is also working on another short film directed by Jorge Gutierrez.

An Undeniable Voice

PAMA 2018 Movies 9 juin 2018

AN UNDENIABLE VOICE / Documentary

FRENCH PREMIERE

Directed by Price Arana and Adam Rothlein

Produced by Sharon Stone

CAST :

Sam Harris
Sharon Stone

USA

The movie is listed for Best Documentary.

 

PITCH :

Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone. The documentary is a powerful, strong and raw testimony of Sam Harris, taken during a fundraising evening hosted by Sharon Stone.

More than 1.5 million children perished during the Holocaust.

Most of the estimated 130,000 who survived were girls. The majority of boys, their faith revealed by the evidence of circumcision, were not saved.

Sam Harris is believed to be one of the youngest who made it out alive.

Philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone invited Sam to share his story.

« In sharing your personal testimony as a survivor you have granted future generations the opportunity to experience a personal connection with history. Thank you for your invaluable contribution, your strength and generosity of spirit. »

Steven Spielberg

 

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ABOUT SAM HARRIS :

In 1947, the 12-year-old boy born as Szlamek Rzeznik sailed with other child refugees to America. Through the Jewish Children’s Bureau in Chicago, he was adopted by a loving family and became Samuel R. Harris.

School, career, marriage and fatherhood followed, but Sam never forgot his past. He wrote a book to share his journey, « Sammy: Child Survivor of the Holocaust. » He speaks to thousands annually about the atrocities of genocide, honoring the lives of all those who died at the hands of bigotry and hatred.

Sam was an instrumental force in the creation of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, of which he is President Emeritus.

In 2014, Sam was the proud recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

La Dormance

PAMA 2018 Movies 8 juin 2018


LA DORMANCE / Short film

FRENCH PREMIERE

Directed by Vincent Malaisé

Produced by court49 production

CAST :

Aurélie Garault

FRANCE

The movie is listed 2 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best French short film
– Best Actress Aurélie Garault

PITCH : At the beginning of the cycle of dormant season, when the vine will have to live on its reserves, Melanie is sent back from the vineyard that employs it.

 

 

 

 

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Director Biography – Vincent Malaisé

Vincent Malaisé has always been passionate about cinema and is eager to get into this field.

During this adventure, he realizes that many people like him seek to achieve. Rich in his encounters and this human experience, he created the Angevine French Court & 49 production association in 2014 and has been chairing it ever since.

Court & 49 accompanies several directors by ensuring the development and production of several short films. Partnerships with another collective and a music school are born. C&49 also participates in image education by organizing several meetings for the benefit of its members and the public with recognized technicians or directors.

Director and scriptwriter, at the same time, he continues to develop his own scenarios and projects. In 2016, he shot his first short film entitled « Madeleine », « The dormant season » is his second film.

 

 

 

 

Feature Scripts 2018

PAMA 2018 Movies 8 juin 2018

This page is under construction.

  • Feel the Reel International Film Festival (Ecosse): finalist
  • Amsterdam International Film Festival: finalist
  • Los Angeles Television, Script and Film Festival: currently selected
  • Finish Line Script Competition: currently selected

Lowrider Brazil

PAMA 2018 Movies 8 juin 2018

LOWRIDER BRAZIL / Documentary

FRENCH PREMIERE

Directed by Stephane Benini

Produced by Stephane Benini

CAST :

Antônio Carlos Batista
Rafael

FRANCE

The movie is listed in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Documentary

PITCH : Lowrider Brasil is a short documentary that offers an intimate look into the lives and clubs behind Brazil’s burgeoning lowrider culture.

Festival’s appreciation :

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HIGHLIGHT :

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Director Biography – Stephane Benini

Stéphane studied Cinema in Paris working on feature film before joining the world of automotive and music videos. He then approached commercial agencies who took him around the world to explore differents automotive projects. He traveled around the world once more for his passion about sport and art of motion, this time to capture the portraits and stories of inspiring and passionate people. In his work we find the omnipresence of passion and heart-felt emotion in the midst of the stories that he loves to tell.

Salt Water II

PAMA 2018 Movies 8 juin 2018

SALT WATER II / Dance

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Directed by Abe Abraham 

Produced by Veanne Cox and David Marden

CAST :

Desmond Richardson

USA

The movie is listed  in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Dance

PITCH : A dance-film featuring the world renowned Desmond Richardson.

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Director Statement

« Founded by Abe Abraham, Abanar is a dance company formed for the purpose of expanding perceptions of movement through film. Inspired by what the camera can both hide and reveal, Abanar’s films expose a world of details that would go unnoticed in a live dance performance. Film techniques such as showing multiple perspectives, moving forward and backward in time, isolating body parts, and framing space sets the groundwork for new ways of creating and perceiving movement. For Abanar, film becomes a partner in the creation of dance from the outset: a process designed to discover how these two media can challenge each other to create a novel vision.« 

Director Biography – Abe Abraham 

Abe Abraham is the artistic director of Abanar. Mr. Abraham recieved his BFA in Dance form the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University. Mr. Abraham’s work features dancers from some of the leading dance companies in the world, including New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Complexions. Dutch National Ballet, and Les Grand Ballet Canadiens. His films have been presented by the Dance Films Association, The Perfrorming Arts Library (Lincoln Center), and the Makor /Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y. In December 2006, Mr. Abraham curated « An Evening of Short Films » at the Makor/Steindhart Center which featured works by Samuel Beckett form the « Beckett on Film » project. Mr. Abraham’s film « Wind and Tree » has been presented at Symphony Space, Theater 80, Tribeca Screening Room, and Jack in Brooklyn. In October 2013, The New York Times called Abraham’s « Wind and Tree » a renaissance painting filled with « elegant shadowy shots of fragmented body parts and twisted limbs paired with eerie seismographic recordings of the earth’s vibration. ». Mr. Abraham’s new film series « Salt Water », featuring Desmond Richardson, will premiere at Symphony Space in November 2017.