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<p><strong>The Clito Witch: a vagina Inside Out</strong><br /> Esther encounters her new neighbour, Lucien, while he is locked out of his flat. In her mental and biological mind, Esther is split between different inherent forces: Kleitoris missing pleasure, hormones in a western duel, and an inhibiting sexual education&#39;s ghost.</p> <p><strong>Project&#39;s origins</strong><br /> The project started with the creation of a short story, named <em>Orgasm</em>, initially a first-person narrative. The Clitoris is complaining about the catholic sexual education its &quot;owner&quot; received. Guilt-creating pleasure, boring relationship and prehistorical schema penis-in-vagina: &quot;Enough!&quot; states the Clitoris. It is time for revenge after all those years being unfairly deprived of pleasure: the encounter between owner and clitoris, body and pleasure, I and she, is imminent.</p> <p><br /> <strong>Challenges of the adaptation </strong>were plentiful:</p> <ul> <li>Staging sexual organs without the use of technical animation</li> <li>Trying to be educative and funny</li> <li>Not yielding to scopophilia pulsion</li> <li>Staying close to the protagonist&#39;s feelings</li> </ul> <p>Here a little rush (which is neither calibrated nor mixed):<iframe allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="281" scrolling="no" src=";display_name=YouTube&amp;;;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" title="YouTube embed" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Project progress</strong></p> <p>Thanks to the unwavering support, cooperation and benevolence of the team, we were able to shoot 6th, 7th and 8th of march. The self-composed music is given the final touch, the edit is almost done, sound design process has started, and we cannot wait to see the final result!</p> <p>However, shooting accumulates some cost, even minimal: make up expenses, car rides, catering for 20 people etc. Therefore, we organised this crowdfunding to finish the post-production more comfortably.</p> <p><strong>Counterparts and contributors&#39; role</strong></p> <p>In exchange of your donation, each contributor:</p> <ul> <li>Will have its name in the credits</li> <li>Will receive the movie upon completion</li> <li>Will be invited to a public projection (as soon as it is possible again)</li> </ul> <p>Finally, few movies are defending feminine experiences and are looking to redress gazes used to gender inequalities. Financing this project is also encouraging projects going against the dominant culture: this is the strength of crowdfunding.</p> <p><strong>The team</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Comedians</strong></p> <p><strong>No&eacute;mie Birard</strong> interprets our protagonist, <strong>Esther</strong> whose economical-religious-educative-political-social environment keeps her from desire (and only that).<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Comedian and musician, <strong>Aur&eacute;lien Cavagna </strong>is playing <strong>Lucien</strong>; a neighbour who, despite his obsession for his sinuses&#39; welfare, wakes up the inner world of Esther.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Trained to mask theatre and <em>commedia dell&#39;arte</em>, <strong>Sylvie Chombard</strong> acts as Kleitoris, a hippie resigned character rediscovering the joys of struggle.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Comedian, writer and clown, <strong>Sarah Brochard </strong>interprets <strong>Adrenalin</strong>, the only body component who did not lose hope yet, that one day, perhaps, Esther would find the way back to desire.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Actress, puppeteer, mime and clown, <strong>Alice de Murcia</strong> embodies <strong>Uterus</strong>, the youngest member of the team who aspire to be more than a belly.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>From Ukraine, <strong>Irina Lytiak</strong> acts as <strong>Svetlana</strong>, a severe ballet teacher, at the origins of Esther&#39;s traumatic shame.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Active member of the THEF (organisation for a feminist theatre), <strong>Marie-Caroline Gu&eacute;rard</strong> incarnates <strong>Dopamin</strong>, chief of the hormone&#39;s commando.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Studying a theatre master, <strong>Fanny Tuffet</strong> joined the adventure to play <strong>Oestrogen</strong>, unit of the commando led by Dopamin.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Theatre teacher for adults, <strong>Augustine Salwa</strong> embodies <strong>Testosterone</strong>, the war companion of Oestrogen.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Technical team</strong></p> <p><strong>Olga Darcel </strong>-<strong> screenwriter</strong> and <strong>director</strong> - is part of a direction masterclass animated by Bastien Daret, screenwriter and producer. The movie has been developed in that context. She&#39;s interested in picture&#39;s function and power.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Kasia Balas</strong> - Polish autodidact <strong>director assistant</strong> in fiction movies. As a feminist believing in pictures&#39; power, she has been quickly attracted by the project mixing humor and feminin pleasure.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Arnaud Joly</strong> - <strong>director of photography</strong> - is studying a cinema master. He contributed to many short movies, as a director, director of photography, chief electrician, screenwriter and editor.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Andrea Simonetta</strong> - <strong>script supervisor</strong> and <strong>editor</strong> - is one of the most experimented members of the team. From the Neapolitan region, he incarnates the definition of a multi-task person: director, editor, script, screenwriter, videographer etc.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Benjamin Delobelle</strong> - <strong>sound recordist</strong>, <strong>boom operator</strong> and <strong>sound designer</strong> - is part of the cinema school Cin&eacute;Cr&eacute;atis. He is also sound designer and composer for Auror&#39;Alpes, whose goal is the popularisation of universe sciences. <strong>Quentin Goncalves</strong> - his classmate - is <strong>mixing</strong> and<strong> mastering</strong> the music.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Lou Gagnieur</strong> - <strong>chief electrician</strong> - is studying at the cinema school Arfis. She works on film set every weekend.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Laurette Darnault</strong> - <strong>make-up artist</strong><strong> </strong>and <strong>hairdresser</strong> - has been trained at M&eacute;tamorphoses, professional make-up and VFX school. Today, she works on students&#39; projects and TV sets.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Guillaume Gendron</strong> - <strong>composer</strong> from Quebec and multi-instrumentist - is composing 3 titles, alternating between fifties American kitch and western genre.<iframe allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="500" scrolling="no" src=";display_name=SoundCloud&amp;;;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=soundcloud" title="SoundCloud embed" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Charles Traboulsi</strong> - <strong>calibrator</strong> - just arrived from Beirut. A color virtuoso, he is a professional of advertisement color grading. Today, he would like to get specialised in fiction movies.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Finally, <strong>Alexander Borsch</strong> as <strong>chief R&eacute;gie</strong>, and <strong>Iris Deporcq</strong> as <strong>assistant R&eacute;gie</strong>. Without them, we could not have eaten and moved.<img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p>

Allocation of funds

<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>As the graphic shows us, Kisskissbankbank has an 8% commission. We wanted to integrate it into the graph to be as transparent as possible.</p> <p>Moreover, if you are proficient in French, you surely noticed that the remuneration of the team was mentioned nowhere.&nbsp; Indeed, the team was<strong> entirely volunteering</strong>, including the professional who joined the project. Therefore, the budgetary surplus will go to a symbolical remuneration.</p> <p><strong>If we reach 600&euro;, each member will get 10&euro;</strong>: as mentioned, this is a symbolical gesture, for the time and the energy they gave during the last weeks.</p>



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Your name in the credits A copy of the movie (with english/german subtitles)


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Your name in the credits A copy of the movie (with english/german subtitles) An invitation to the projection (at the end of the confinement...)

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