Short film, Clips, Art photography
"Lovers" is the visual and musical story of two hearts trying to reach out to each other. A story of love and solitude. A surrealist fantasy combining dance, visual poetry and artistic performance.
The film will be directed by rising photographer Laura Bonnefous in january 2017 and released on the website of prestigious fashion magazine Numéro. "Lovers" is co-produced by Mommy Production and We Are Paris that will receive and manage the funds if the collect is successful.
The film will be released on Numéro's website.
OUR DREAM TEAM
Laura Bonnefous, Director
Laura is a rising fashion photographer, located in Paris. Her style is based on a sculptural approach to photography, creating abstract, surrealist and colored spaces. Her images are both strong and purified, inventing new mythologies that combine fashion and artistic performance. She has realized several covers for Stylist, won the Picto prize and has been awarded by Club des DA. Buy one of her prints in the rewards!
Laura signed two covers for Stylist magazine in 2016
Julien Le Corre, Music Producer
Under his stage name Athwartship Julien has released a dozen tracks, 1 EP, and produced songs for celebrated brands such as Longines, Elie Saab and Palais de Tokyo. His encounter with Laura Bonnefous spearheaded this project. Listen to the title soundtrack Lovers and get exclusive merchandising in the rewards!
Celine André, Producer
Fernando Damasceno, Stylist
Fernando is a young fashion expert and designer, assistant to Irina Marie - Numéro's fashion director. Fernando has been working with Laura Bonnefous for years, and has designed all the suits worn by the characters from the film. Buy them in the rewards!
Cécile Chaput, designer
Cécile is an artist an designer, represented by Under Construction Gallery. She usually works with old kitchen elements to build destructured furniture looking like solid origami. She creates exclusive items for the film that will add to its surrealist feel and visual impact. Buy them in the rewards!.
Cécile Chaput creates destructured and surrealist furniture from vintage kitchen elements
Plus : Martin Jérôme (1st director's assistant), Freddy Schaeffer (casting director), Benoît Pain (director of photography), Monica Bibalou (make-up artist), Nina Olivet (hairdresser), Pascal Bateaux (decor manager), Antoine Grasset (grading manager), Francesco Porcellana (sound engineer) and many more...
SHOUT OUT TO CUYPI WHO DESIGNED THE "LOVERS" BARBED LOGO!
A GLANCE AT LAURA'S STYLE
ONE PAGE FROM THE STORYBOARD
THE STUDIO WHERE WE'RE SHOOTING IN AUBERVILLIERS (NORTH OF PARIS) : LITTLE GRAND STUDIO
THEY ALREADY SUPPORT THE PROJECT (AND WE LOVE THEM) :
Numero (film release)
Publicis Consultants (pre-production meetings)
Loumi's (rehearsal meeting)
Little Grand Studio (shooting studio)
31dB (recording studio)
Hugo Matha (accessories)
Vantage Films (camera supplier)
Kelipse Studio (decor production)
Granon Digital Lab (post-production)
TSF Grip (grip supplier)
Transpalux (light supplier)
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
You are a brand/institution/company and you want to help us and join the project? Please shoot us an email at email@example.com
© Laura Bonnefous
Because you're a friend, a family member, a colleague, a lover, a roommate, a secret admirer, a Facebook friend or an Instagram follower.
Because Laura Bonnefous is amazingly talented and deserves a breakthrough, and because we have a fantastic team that will ensure the project is a success.
But most of all: because we can't do it without you !
The decor (2 rooms of 4m high) will be built and painted especially for the movie. Unique furniture and dresses are being made for the film. We have 2 trucks each loaded with 30 cubic meters of lighting and shooting equipment. The actors are professional dancers. We shoot in fully equipped 480sqm studio. All of this ensures the beauty of the film, but it comes with a price.
Even though most of our friends working on the project are doing it for free because they're passionate about it, we'll have to spend nearly 15.000€ for the film (which is still a tiny fraction of its actual cost, about 100K€ if we take into account everything we get for free) More than 30 persons are working on the film and some of them have to be paid!
Here's a short budget overview:
Technical staff 3300€
Shooting equipment 3650€
Catering and car rental 1220€
Decor / accessories 3500€
Fashion production 1000€
Zero concession has been made on Laura's creative vision and pursuit of visual excellence. The film will be stunningly beautiful but we need your help to make it happen!
As you can see, the campaign goal is only 50% of the actual budget of the film, to maximise our chances to raise our crowdfunding goal within a short period. Our production company, We Are Paris, will make its best to pay for additional expenses but the more we get from the campaign, the less we have to compromise, the more we can ensure everything is perfect, invest in the post-production, and promote the film.
Please check the amazing rewards we created for our backers. Thank you in advance for your contribution, this film belongs to you! <3
Laura - film director
Céline - producer
Julien - music producer