Since my last post. It’s been crazy. The feature film is still in motion. There were a step back because of my investor but now it seems to be back in motion. Shooting date seems to be 2013. Once it’s all confirmed, I will announced it officially. In august, I had the chance to fly to Los Angeles to premiere my film “White Blossoms” at the newfilmakers Los Angeles Festivals. Over 300 persons attended, red carpet, interviews. It was a pretty cool experience. Then I was invited to do a 2 hours interview for a new show at CBS. I’m the first canadian to be featured on that show. That’s amazing. I talked about my creating process, my vision on film, my feature film etc.. It should air in December. I’ll post the link when it’s done. I also shot a music video for the band Automatik Eden formally known as Icky Ego’s. The clip already top the 70 000 views in 1 month. That’s amazing. The company Edelkrone in Europe is creating a magazine for movie director and i’ve been lucky enough to be chosen in the list of 101 new upcoming director who pushes the boundaries of films. Superbe things is coming up. 2013 will be even better. The feature film will be my biggest challenge but it will be my biggest reward yet. Stay tuned.
A little follow up
Hey it’s been a while.
Since 2012, I’m preparing my feature film “Dark Days & Nights”. Everything is ready. Amazing sponsors, gorgeous locations and more. Now I’m in the process to raise the money and finding the right investors for the film.
I’m preparing 2 other feature film meanwhile. One is a road movie that I always wanted to create. I love the genre and style that you can achieve with that. The other is such a interesting story and a dark one about a Lighthouse.
Once I got one film done. the rest will be easier. The more I work on Dark Days the better it get, the bigger it will be. It’s such a great concept and story. It will truly be my masterpiece. I can’t wait for you to see it. I hope the funding can be found very very soon so that I can starts production.
Clips and Feature Film
I came back from France & Spain. I shot 2 music videos. One is for the band Press Gang Metropol and the other is for a DJ called Philip Aelis. They are very great artist. Go check them out.
Visually I think it brings me to another level. I like it.
They will come out very shortly.
Now, I can really focus on the feature film. Everything is ready on paper. Now it’s funding time. It will be a lot of work but trust me. This movie is like anything that’s being done before. it’S edgy and with the right production , I think it can be a cult movie for indie filmaking. I hope to have the chance to shoot with the new RED SCARLET. What a great camera. It’S time to step it up. after the clips are online. I’m doing shooting short film for while. Maybe teasers and continuing doing music video but now it’s feature film time. I need to put all my attention towards that.
France and Feature film
I’m leaving for 2 weeks for France & Spain. I will shoot 2 music videos. One for a DJ called Philip Aelis. The song is called Heart On Blazzing Nights. It’s a great song. I will work with the actress and model Clara Huet. It will be pretty moody but different. Night club, Lights etc..
Then I’m shoot another music video in NICE. The band is called Press Gang Metropol. They will feature their song Answer in my feature film. It will be a great way to promote them and give an idea of the feature film atmosphere. The film is called Dark Days & Nights.
I will post everything here and on my facebook.
Then I’ll tour France and Spain. I will check the castle in Angers. That’S the location I want for the feature film. I will create a teaser poster for it. You will be blown away by the quality and size of the castle.
My next little project, my comeback if you will. I didn’t shoot since December. I was so focused with the feature film. Everything is ready now. the script is done, the locations are locked, all the bands are locked. Now, I’m seeking funding. I shot a little film called Beauty of the world – Montréal. I will do Los Angeles soon. It’s short, intense , sexy but very moody.
once I come back, it will take me 1 month to edit everything than I will post it everywhere.
Amazing news. 5 of my films are on the website Indieflix.com go check it out.
I just top the million hits mark. It’s insane. thanks to everyone who check my film. It mean the world.
About The Feature Film
Sorry for the lack of updates. Now I’m back in shape and ready to go.
Since March, I’ve been planning, shaping , building my feature film. I’ve started the writing in late March. Once I’ve started it was pretty easy going. We are in July and still writing.
Great script, great stories need to take times to grow. People who just bang a script in 1 month and think it’s the best stuff ever. They are wrong. I’m not saying that mine will be a masterpiece but I’m giving myself all the chances to create something epic in my own way.
I think by the early september, I will be done. Than it will be the press kit than contacting names in the industry to join this projects. the goal for this one is to really step it up. Really going for talent that are known in art form. I want to step up my game and get better. For that, I need the best talents possibles. It will happen.
Just a quick teaser about my feature film. My short Next stop paradise will be one of them. I’m creating a film that is never been done. that’s why I’m keeping it a secret. It’s a new approach. I think it’s very challenging to write and i’m sure it will be a big puzzle to direct. That’s the beauty of it. It will be the biggest challenge EVER. It will be shot in France, Nevada and Texas. So many actors, So many locations. I will create a movie that look like a million films. done with very little. That’s the goal. I think it’s the best way to approach a creation. how can it look so amazing with almost nothing.
The movie will be all about mood and music. The same style as my general work will still be there. It will grow, evolve to something more cinema style. When it’s a short, it’s okay to experiment and go crazy. When it’s a feature you have to have moments. I think the way i wrote everything. My style is in every scene. When you watch my film and understand my style. You will get back right in the game as soon as it starts. Having your style is the most important thing in any films. Just a story is not enough to have an impact.
My goal is to create a cult movie for the underground scene. With that in mind, I have the help of so many great bands around the world. Let me name you a few. “INSECT GUIDE” from London, “PRINCIPAL VALIENTE” from Sweden, “PRESS GANG METROPOL” from France, “VEIL VEIL VANISH” from San Francisco. The artist RIM ( Thomas André from France (did music for Something in the way & Love Requiem), Music from JOHN ROGER OLSSON from Sweden. More will be added later.
All theses great band believe in me, believe in this project. Their soul in their music fit perfectly the vision of the movie I’m going for. It’s amazing to have great talents like this. That’s why I love collaborating with them.
Overall That’s about it right now. I’ll finish the script. I will polish it to make it the best that it can. After that, It’s casting and funding with a real producer to get the project going. When it’s done it will be premiere in Los Angeles and Paris. It will be amazing.
I hope people can really witness the greatness of artist when they are fulled with passions. Low budget or big budget it dosen’t matter. What matters is that we just do it. This movie will be the perfect exemple of all of us joining together to make something totally unique and crazy. Nothing can stop us creating and believing. Let’s show how we fucking rock!!
Press & Awards
You can see there’s 2 new sections. Awards and Press. you will see all the publications or interviews about me
you can go check the new one from directorslives.com it’s pretty interesting. i’m talking about the feature film and how to create.
The interview of Movie Creation will come out this weekend. I’ll post it in the Press section.
Here’s some details about past awards that I didn’t really mention.
Won Best Music Video Cinematography & Honorable Mention At Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2010
Been Nominated For Best Music Video, Best Director, Best Song , Best Production Design, Best Costume
Love Requiem & No One Remembers Was Premiered At The Westwood Crest Theater In 2010
Over 300 Celebs & Media ( E! News, People Magazine And More)
Something In The Way Was Offered A Special Presentation At Sensurround Music Film Festival In Sweden In 2008
Nominated At Los Angeles Zero Film Festival For Something In The Way 2008
Interviews & News
Things has been great.
I got so many great interviews.
First you can read the MUBI interview. Great website about short film ,artist. they are all over the place. great guys
than I did for the beautiful website Directorslive.com they were so nice and they love my work so it’s always a plus
April 22 , I will be featured in a Paris & Belgium Magazine called “Movie Creation” I did a step by step tutorial of my clip Chimera. The article comes with an interview + the tutorial. It will be a 8 pages spread and I got the cover.
I will be featured in a Berlin magazine for the music video of Zeraphine. Can’t wait to share this too.
So yeah i’ve been pretty lucky thus far. I working hard and focusing and create great piece.
I’m going back in L.A to shoot another clip for Icky Ego’s . I’m writing the feature film right now. It will be ready for this summer. than it’s funding, casting , locations etc.. In thoses interviews I talk a lot about the feature so go check it out.
Hope you enjoy thanks
Feature Film is the next step!
Thank you for all the support over the years. Short films are now officially done. over 30 shorts films in 5 years. It’s time to move on. Now i’m preparing my first Feature Film. It will be edgy, crazy, deep , dark with a lot of music. Shot in L.A & France Next Year. You will see it will be awsome. I’m gonna focus more on Music video for great band that I love and maybe some teasers or films related to the feature film. Of course you will be up to date with everything that is going on. it will Magical. It’s a long road but it’s gonna be epic. Thanks everyone and let’s do some F****** ART