It took about two years to produce the movie (not including scenario writing and graphic design researches). Compared to live action films, animation films require a longer process. The search for funding was quite long and difficult, maybe because the film is quite experimental. We are aware that France is one of the countries that encourages the most the creation of short films, however there is more and more competition.
Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
Our films, although financed by European funds, tell stories set in Asia and more particularly in Vietnam, a country in which we live half time since 2002. This specificity gives us the feeling of belonging more to an international community rather than a European community, even if Europe is without a doubt the most active territory in the production and promotion of short films.
If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
Our influences are quite diverse and the directors we admire the most are Chabrol, Scorsese, Bong Joon-Ho or Michel Gondry, to name a few. But if we owned a theatre for one night, we would probably take this opportunity to screen only short films as we think they are not shown enough in theatres. INTOLERANCE by Phil Mulloy, PLANET Z by Momoko Seto, PALMIPEDARIUM by Jeremy Clapin, YAK BUTTER LAMP by Hu Wei, TANGO by Zbigniew Rybczyński, FLYING NANSEN by Igor Kovalyov, FAST FILM by Virgil Widrich and THE REFLECTION OF POWER by Mihai Grecu would problably be part of the program.
What is your next project?
We are working on a new short animated film titled THE AWAKENING OF THE INSECTS that takes place in Hong Kong. We also have a feature film project, called SUPER VINAMOTOR.
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Stephanie Lansaque, Francois Leroy
Written by : Francois Leroy, Stephanie Lansaque
Produced by : Stephanie Lansaque, Francois Leroy
Editor : Stephanie Lansaque, Francois Leroy
Composer : Denis Vautrin
Sound Design : Yann Lacan
Animation : Stephanie Lansaque, Francois Leroy
Nominations and Awards
- Short Film Candidates 2019