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Les Naufragés / court-métrage

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Project visual Les Naufragés / court-métrage
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
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"Lou is a lawyer, Nina is in prison. When these two women meet, their lives will be turned upside down."

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Les Naufragés / court-métrage


Lou is a lawyer. She visits the prison to question Nina, an inmate who has just been incarcerated. These two women fight with their consciences and this meeting quickly takes a sinister turn.





“A person’s capacity to draw out a terrifying ferocity from within themself has always intrigued me. As an actress, the construction of this type of character fascinates me. This story struck a chord with me and it seemed obvious to write about it. I hoped to use my skills as an actress to create strong characters. On the one hand, there’s Lou, a young lawyer who pushes the limits of her professional conscience as she searches to understand the charges this inmate is facing. On the other hand, there’s Nina, who is searching for the reasons which pushed her to commit this irredeemable act. By mixing the ingredients of a thriller with more fantastical elements, I hope to maintain the film’s suspense from start to finish.” - Cécile



“In order to create the visual universe of the film Castaways, I shall follow the aesthetic styles of the thriller and film noir genres: low lighting, darker tones and accentuated shadows. In a style close to chiaroscuro, the film will be rich in contrast. This kind of lighting seeks to reaffirm the film’s intention: characters being constantly pulled between good and evil, between the dark and the light. As in my previous film, I look to blend genre conventions with a story anchored in reality. The fantastical elements will therefore be depicted in a realistic fashion. Through mixing fixed shots and controlled camera movements, I hope for the camera to take us into the story itself. It will not capture the story in the style of a documentary; it will lead us into it. The performance will be prepared with a shooting script and a storyboard in order to best pin down the visual and sound parameters.” - Mathieu



“I shall approach the preparative work with the actors from three different angles. Firstly, during rehearsals, I hope to explore with them the gestures and movements of the characters (as they are depicted in the screenplay). Then, during the script readings, we will rework the texts and dialogues. Finally, I place special importance on appearances, that’s to say, the costumes, make-up and hair styles of each character. In order to create an honest depiction of this universe, I have spent considerable time in Belgium’s two women’s prisons (Gand and Oudenaarde). I have also watched many documentaries and reports on this subject, always with the intention of delving deeply into the universe of the film.” - Mathieu












Né en 1985, Mathieu a grandi dans une famille bilingue à Anvers. Lorsqu’il a entamé ses études à l’Institut des Arts de Diffusion, il a déménagé vers Bruxelles où il vit depuis 2006. Il travaille depuis plusieurs années comme réalisateur tant du côté francophone que du côté néerlandophone. En plus de ses deux court-métrages « Chambre Double » et « Complices », primés à l'international, il a réalisé plus de 40 épisodes pour de nombreuses séries flamandes. Il prépare actuellement son premier long métrage “100 Dagen” dont le tournage est prévu pour l’été 2017.


Bande annonce de 'Complices', le dernier court-métrage réalisé par Mathieu Mortelmans :









Après son master à l'IAD et sa formation aux cours Florent à Paris, Cécile exerce sa profession d'artiste interprète dans de multiple œuvres, aussi bien théâtrales que cinématographiques. Au théâtre, Cécile est aussi bien à l'aise sur les planches qu’à la mise en scène. Récemment apparue dans des longs métrages, tels que « Je me tue à le dire » de Xavier Seron ou encore « Cloclo» de Florent Emilio Siri, Cécile tourne également dans plusieurs courts métrages belges. 








Née à Bafatá, une des villes centrales de la Guinée-Bissau , Babetida est une femme entreprenante. Elle est notamment à l’affiche de « La loi du déshonneur » de Francisco Luzemo. Active aussi au théâtre dans « Terre Noire» d’Irina Brook aux côtés de Romane Bohringer et d’Hyppolite Girardet ainsi que dans « Les murs murmurent », un monologue qu’elle a écrit. Elle vient également de remporter un Ensor du cinéma flamand en 2015 pour sa prestation dans Wasteland. Au FIFF, on l’a découverte dans « The hidden part », un court métrage de Monique Marnette.








Guillaume Simonin a signé la photographie de nombreux projets de court-métrages, clips, publicités et projets expérimentaux. Parmi ses derniers travaux on retient notamment le pre-roll du BIFFF 2016 (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival) ou encore le très envoutant clip « My Life's a cage » pour le groupe The Aim.








Abyssal Process est une jeune société de production fondée en 2013 à Bruxelles, active dans les secteurs de la fiction, du documentaire et de publicité. En fiction, la ligne de conduite consiste à travailler avec de jeunes réalisateurs pour leur permettre de développer leurs touches cinématographiques propres. En 2016, ils ont produit le documentaire « Abbiamo Fatto Bene » (portrait du peintre Alberto Sartoris) réalisé par Thomas Decaro et sont en train de terminer les films « Remue- Méninges » de Christophe Clin (avec Cécile Delberghe et Jean-Jacques Rausin) et « Etat d'alerte sa mère ! » de Sébastien Petretti (en coproduction avec Lovo Films).



Allocation of funds

The total budget for the film is 13,500€. We have already raised 8000€ through personal contributions and partnerships for all the post-production work (editing/mixing/standardisation) and the film’s distribution costs, as well as the provision for a large part of the technical equipment. The money raised through crowdfunding will then be used to cover all remaining costs related to the shooting of the film (starting with paying the team).


The 5500€ we still need to finance the project will be used as follows:


2050€: Paying for the team (for four days of filming)

900€: Stage management, catering and fuel

750€: Renting additional technical equipment

600€: Location rentals and insurance

400€: Costumes, decorations, accessories and make-up

440€: Commission to be paid to KKBB (8%)

360€: Budget for producing the rewards scheme

Choose your reward

For €5 and more

A warm thank-you from the film crew.
  • Backers: 4
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €15 and more

Previous reward + a thank-you on the film’s website and on social networks + official postcard.
  • Backers: 14
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €30 and more

All previous rewards + your name in the film credits + a private link to watch the film before its release.
  • Backers: 12
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €45 and more

All previous rewards + two seats to the film’s pre-screening.
  • Backers: 25
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €60 and more

All previous rewards + one official photo (18x24) from the film signed by the actresses.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €75 and more

All previous rewards + the film on DVD + two badges designed by the graphist of the poster.
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery Novembre 2017

For €90 and more

All previous rewards + one screenplay signed by the film director.
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €125 and more

All previous rewards + one storyboard from the film signed by the director + one photographic print (of your choice) from the film (30x40).
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €250 and more

All previous rewards + your name in the credits as a Film Partner + one film poster + an invitation to drinks at the film wrap party.
  • Backers: 7
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €500 and more

All previous rewards + a VIP visit to the film set in Brussels.
  • Backers: 3
  • Availability: 5/8
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €700 and more

All previous rewards + your name on the film poster as a Film Partner.
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €900 and more

All previous rewards + an invitation for two to a dinner with Mathieu and Cécile.
  • Availability: 6/6
  • Delivery Luglio 2017

For €1,500 and more

All previous rewards + we will shoot a new GUNTHER VISMÄTH video clip with you in a starring role ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktl6s23DUAA
  • Availability: 6/6
  • Delivery Ottobre 2017

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