OUR PROJECT: Filming 2 short movies this summer: "Natural Love" ("Amour Naturel?") and "Jihane" to fight against homophobia rising.
We already shot a scene to make these teasers, now we need you to produce the rest of the story.
The diptych symbolizes the separation of two young women: Iris & Jihane. They love each other until the mother of Iris sends her daughter to a seminar supposed to "cure" her homosexuality.
Each short will focus on a character. The action of these films will be following one another but they will still can be viewed independently.
2 parallel stories, 2 young women, 1 great love story! An original concept for a sensitive topic.
Video presentation of the project by the team:
- NOTE OF INTENT
The idea of this collaboration happened last summer, when we first met at a party organized on a parisian barge by women's groups after the 2012 LGBT Pride. We were very shocked to learn that an association in France, organized a seminar on "restoration" to find a "healthy heterosexuality". We made it the starting point of our two films. We had a common desire to make a professional collective work that breaks stereotypes and fantasies about lesbians.
Even today, believable characters are underrepresented in the french media and fiction. We want to bring visibility and diversity on a universal topic with our sensitivity.
Why two short films? We want to be reactive to the rich and eventful news on gay rights this year. But directing a feature film is too expensive and too difficult because it takes several years in the making. The choice of the diptych seemed ideal because most short films festivals have a 15 minutes-length limit. We could not tell their stories in such a short time. Far from being a hindrance, this process serves the drama and provides a conceptual touch to the project.
Our films will be built on symbolism and metaphors of the "restoration" of gender, nature, life, love...
Both films will therefore be linked with visual and dramatic parallelism, and still retain their autonomy and individual identity.
Dealing with strong news on the issue of equal rights, this process allows us to question the notion of identity, gender, sexuality, but also society facts (suicide, homophobia, reconstruction...) .
We wish to enhance the Freedom of Love...
To realize this project WE NEED YOU!
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Elsa Aloisio & Patience Priso
"NATURAL LOVE?" 15min (what happened to Iris ?)
Iris and Jihane love each other.
"For her sake," Iris' mother enrolled her in a course of "sexualities restoration" proposed by the association "Natural Love". Hesitantly, she finally gave in to parental pressure.
At the center, with other students, she tries to apply exercises supposed to help her being "normal"
but lead Iris to violently reject Jihane.
Gradually cut off from the world, she sinks.
Jihane is angry.
She vandalized the headquarters of the association "Natural Love" supposed to cure youth homosexuality, but destroyed her relationship with Iris, her great love.
Jihane is sentenced to community service in a refinishing furniture workshop, with other young people in the same situation. She will make a decisive encounter with Fred and Agnélé, the owners of the place that will help her rebuilding herself.
- THEY SUPPORT US!
After a trip to Cannes during the film festival, where we have been selected by the Maison des Scénaristes ("House of Writers") in the "From short to long movie" category, we come back with good news, and many supporters who believes our story could make a feature film but we have to make the short ones first.
YAGG, BARBIETURIX, FOLEFFET, UNIVERS L, Collectif FTN (Fuk The Name), Julie Maroh (Graphic Novelist “Blue Angel”), Océane Rose Marie (comedian, photo), Boîte Ach'veux, Cécile Lhuillier (co présidente de l'association Act up-Paris), Maryssa Rachel (auteure comédienne), Front de luttes LGBT, centre LGBT de Paris, centre LGBT de Lille, centre LGBT de Tourraine, La Mutinerie.
In April, launch of the Kisskissbankbank page, research additional funding, identification of locations, scenery.
In May, the script and storyboard sequences, cast in Paris.
In June, the revelation of casting, extras, costumes and makeup tests for actors
In July, the shooting approach, rehearsals with the actors and the director, meetings of the technical team. Final preparations and adjustments ...
In August, Action!
- THE AUTHORS
Elsa Aloisio, co-writer of the project and actress, she plays the character of Jihane.
Founding member of the company Têtes à Rêves (Dreamers), she appeared in several plays from his company and other artistic collaborations (Company Acts, theater and cultural center of Gennevilliers). At the initiative of several theatrical productions, she began writing a play for children who turn in different cultural venues. She also appeared in various films and short films.
Ça fait mal à mon cœur - Stephanie Noel (short)
Tout aura lieu sur fond de nuit - Gilles Perru (short film)
Le commerce de pain - Bernard Sobel (theater)
Jean et Béatrice - Brigitte Guérineau (theater)
Marion Mazzano - Marc Angelo (TV)
Les bleus - Stéphane Clavier (TV)
She started writing her first short film "Jihane" which became a diptych following her meeting with Patience Priso. She is also preparing a documentary about Fred Navarro, co-president of Act-up Paris.
Patience Priso, producer, co-writer and director of the project, and a founding member of the artistic collective « Goodstuff ».
She has had several achievements including two short films and several music videos. After studying audiovisual production / theater in London and Image in Paris (Ecole Louis Lumière), she held various positions in the audiovisual industry. Its versatility allows her to pass easily from the technical to the artistic and pushes her to start writing her future achievements. Currently writing two feature films projects whose "Super Heroes Never Die" on the life of DJ Sextoy, she has just completed co-writing a series (dramedy) and working on the development of future shorts.
Non Assistance - Psychological Thriller
Un Art de famille - Comedy (48 Film Project)
Projects (writing / development) Writer / Director:
Super Heroes Never Die - co-writer, Apolline Piccadaci
Another Me - co-writer, Maryssa Rachel
Les Confidences de Raquel M - Series, co-author Maryssa Rachel
Member of the Fédération des Jeunes Producteurs Indépendants (JPIF) Young Independent Producers Federation.
- THE ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS:
Regina Demina, comedian, screenwriter and director, she plays the character of Iris in this project.
Born in Kaliningrad, arrived in France at the age of four, Regina Demina grows between two cultures: the one from her parents - a pianist mother, a father officer in the Red Army - and the one of her country of adoption. Early, her artistic sensibility pushes her to collaborate with talented artists from the French scene. Meanwhile, she made short films, including "Die Frau". But more than directing movies, it is acting that interested Regina Demina. Three years in different schools have enabled her to develop a wide range of emotions while remaining natural and spontaneous.
Da Coda - Chloe Bourges (medium length)
Bye Bye Blondie - Virginia Despentes (feature)
Trois pour cent - Actress / Director (short)
Salmacis - Actress / Director (short)
Pony girl R - William Sardis - lingerie model "Caging"
Pocket-Cabarel - Lewis Thomas
Cecile Friedmann I.I.I.S. (3IS), cinematographer on this project, she is also videographer and photographer.
Dynamic, rigorous and technical, Cécile's artistic eye (with a Japanese and German background) know how to express a strong visual concept.
Multiplying the number of positions in the film industry from electrician to camerawoman and signing as chief operator for various music videos, and recent productions from Goodstuff.
Talented photographer, in 2011 she has exhibited on the theme of the earthquake in Japan and met a beautiful recognition for his work.
Cécile met Patience in 2008 on the set of a music video. Consequently, they remain in contact and develop a professional complicity to illustrate the various projects of their collective.
Selective filmography / cinematographer:
Black M (Sexion d'Assaut) - Ugo Mangin. Screampark production.
You and me (Two bunnies in love) - Ugo Mangin. E. Belkeddar production.
Making of "Classique X collection, Parfum" (J-P Gaultier , sous la direction de J-B Mondino) - Ugo Mangin. Screampark production.
Un Art de famille – Patience Priso. Comédie (48 Film Project)
Super heroes Never Die (teaser) - Patience Priso.
Trois pour cent - Régina Demina. Candid and Young production.
Una Cartolina - Régina Demina. Candid and Young production.