"make aliens dance" BY sébastien petretti

Gillingham, Uk, 2017. Mike est un producteur de musique en chute libre. Dan, son ingé son est lassé, Murphy, son frère autiste s’isole, accroché jour et nuit à un casque audio, tandis que Lilli, leur maman, semble glisser hors de la réalité. Ils traversent une sale période de leurs vies; Mazzy, la cadette, chanteuse à la voix somptueuse, a disparu. Sa magnifique voix, couchée sur d’innombrables « tapes » est soigneusement rangée aux archives dans le studio familial, où le silence règne à présent. 

Gillingham, UK, 2018. Mike, a music producer in free fall, Dan, a sound engineer who is tired of his job, Murphy, the autistic brother with his headphones fixed to his ears, and, Lilli, the mother, are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a singer with a superb voice, has disappeared. What do they have left of her? Hours of recordings: her magnificent voice was recorded onto countless tapes, which are carefully stored and filed in the family studio.

Festivals: 

  • May 2019 - Shorts Days (Italy) - Audience Award

  • March 2019 - Toronto Shorts International Film Festival (Canada) - Best Short Film

  • March 2019 - Lille European Cinemal Festival (France) - Jury Award

  • March 2019 - Festival de Largos y Cortos de Santiago (Chile)

  • March 2019 - Torino Underground Cinefest (Italy)

  • March 2019 - Landshut Short Film Festival (Germany) - International Competition Award

  • February 2019 - Nominated for the 9th Magritte du cinema

  • February 2019 - Fusion North Europe International Film Festival (UK)

  • January 2019 - Prague Short Film Festival (Czech Republic) - Audience Award

  • November/December 2018 -Eindhoven Film Festival (The Netherlands) - Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Film

  • November/December 2018 - Blue Danube Film Festival- Students’ Award

  • November 2018 - PÖFF Shorts - Short Film & Animation Festival (Estonia)

  • November 2018 - Lublin Film Festival (Poland)

  • October/December 2018- Lancaster International Short Film Festival (USA)

  • October 2018 - Russian Indie Film Festival (Russia)

  • October 2018 - Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgium)

  • October 2018 - Independent FilmFest Osnabrück (Germany) 

  • October 2018 - MiniKino Film Week (Indonesia)

  • October 2018 - La Plata International Independent Film Festival (Argentine)

  • October 2018 - Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival (The Netherlands)

  • October 2018 - HOF International Film Festival (Germany)

  • September 2018 - Crossing The Screen Film Festival (UK) - Best Film

  • September 2018 - Encounters Film Festival (UK)

  • August 2018 - BELIFF / Be Epic! Film Fest London (UK) - Best Featurette Award, Audience’s Top 10

  • May 2018 - Hyperwave Film Awards (USA) - Best Actor for Calvin Dean

  • April/May 2018 - Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium) - FWB Award (National Competition), Best Actor for Calvin Dean (International Competition)

  • April 2018 - Busan International Short Film Festival (South Korea)

Fiction, 2018, Belgium, 24'

Director: Sébastien Petretti

Screenwriter: Fredrik Mjell & Sébastien Petretti

DOP:  Sylvain Freyens

Sound design: Manu Saubin

Cast: Alastair Natkiel, Calvin Dean, Eileen Pollock, Bob Goody

Production: Wiegersma Fine Art, Abyssal Process, Luna Blue Film

 

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