One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, likesome sort of guide.

Director's Biography

After studying Animation in the French animation school EMCA from 2001 to 2004, Adrien Mérigeau first worked in Cartoon Saloon in Ireland as background supervisor on the EFA and Oscar-nominated feature film THE SECRET OF KELLS by Tomm Moore (2009). Then he directed his first short film OLD FANGS (2010), and worked as art director on Cartoon Saloon’s second Oscar-nominated and first EFA-winning film SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore (2014).
Adrien moved back to France in 2015 and started to work with Kazak Productions on his second short film GENIUS LOCI, completed in October 2019.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Adrien Mérigeau

Written by: Adrien Mérigeau, Nicolas Pleskof

Produced by: Jean-Christophe Reymond, Amaury Ovise

Cinematography: Adrien Mérigeau

Editing: Adrien Mérigeau

Original Score: Théo Mérigeau, Lê Quan Ninh

Sound: Julien Rabin, Laurent Sassi

Animation: Camille Chao, Alan Holly, Lisa Matuszak, Camille Monnier, Hefang Wei, Chenghua Yang, Hippolyte Cupillard, Vaïana Gauthier, Céline Devaux, Rui Chang

Cast: Nadia Moussa (Reine), Georgia Cusack (sister), Jina Djemba (woman)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2020
  • Short Film Candidates 2020