"My name is Nathan" is the first Benoit BERTHE's CGI short film about autism. The funding's gaol is to allow the film to the contest MK2 "Les courts métrages" 2013 and to finalize its release in cinema.

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The project

 

PITCH :

 

"A little boy is troubled by a paper bird locked in his own head"

 

INFO :

This 2 minutes "very short film" is my first animation movie directed in my studies at Supinfocom, 3D animation french school.

Ce très court métrage de 2 minutes est mon premier film d'animation réalisé dans le cadre de mes études à Supinfocom, école d'animation 3D. The specifications of this exercise limited to the film about 1 minute (excluding generic), one real character, and should be guided by the words of a French song.

 

THE SONG :

"I am alone in my gondola, I am trapped in the sky, My name's Nathan, I don't like the real"  translated lyrics of the song "Nathan" about autism, sung by Calogero.

 

THE MAKING-OF :

 

AUTISM :

Beyond the technical challenge of this first film (Making-Of  available above), to deal with a subject such as autism was a nice challenge, especially since 2012 (year of manufacture of the film) was designated as "Year 2012, Autism, Great national cause", causing great scientific debates and psychanalitiques on the subject.

I do not know anyone with autism around me, I could not adopt a "personal testimony" view, much less the scientific approach. So i naturally tried to use a metaphorical and poetic direction to the mystery that is autism.

 

REVIEWS :

- Film Review by Allociné : L'autisme en quelques secondes

- Interview on the OnePointFour website (english) : Sensitive Soul

- Critic on Fou d'Anim website : Je m'appelle Nathan

- Interview on Cheeky  blog : Rencontre avec  Benoit BERTHE alias Siward

- Article on NoFilmSchool website (english) : Supinfocom Animation 'Je m'appelle Nathan' Provides a Compelling Look into Autism

 

SCREENINGS, PRICE AND FESTIVALS :

- 3rd audiance price at festival "Going Underground" , Berlin.

- Selected at "NFFTY"  Festival, Seattle (USA).

- Selected at "Short Shorts"  Festival, Tokyo (Japan).

- Selected at  "Ciné Poème" Festival 2013, Bezons (France).

- Selected at "AutisMovie"  Festival, Italy.

- Selected at "Animac"  Festival 2013, Spain.

- Selected at "CinemAutismo" , Italy.

- Selected at "Très Courts" Festival, in 25 country and 100 towns.

- Selected at "Entr'2 Marches" Festival, Cannes (France).

- Selected at "Faites des courts" Festival, Brie-Comte-Robert (France).

- Selected at "Festival National du court métrage Étudiant", Paris (France).

- Selected at "AS", Rome (Italy).

- Selected at "Coeur Métrage" Festival, Marseille.

- Selected at "Festival internationnal du 1er Court Métrage"  Pontault-Combault (France).

- Selected at "Tournez Jeunesse" Festival, Monistrol sur Loire (France) - Selected "C'est trop court !" Festival at Nice (France)

- Collection "Vimeo Staff Pick" by Vimeo Staff.

- Broadcast at Berlin and Séoul Subway.

- Outdoor-screening at "Toujours trop Court", Niort (France).

- Screening in introduction of the "Festival Télérama" at Cinéma Le Brady (France).

- Screening at "Être parent Aujourd'hui" seminar in the cinéma Art & essai at Noisy-le-Grand.

 

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Who am I ?

 

Name : Benoît Berthe

Age : 23 ans (born in 1989)

WebSite : www.siward.free.fr

Email : siward@hotmail.fr

 

Biography :

Currently in last year at Supinfocom Valenciennes school 3D animation in preparation of the graduation of digital director, I had the opportunity to work with animation's filmmakers as Nicolas Devaux - cube Creative - or Bastien Dubois (Nominated for 2011 Oscars) - Sacrebleu Production. Very involved in my school life, I founded the Student Council of Supinfocom Valenciennes which I preside in 2011/2012 and directe the School's Cineclub. I can not wait to start working life, meet new peoples and learn even more about this profession of passion very animated !

 

 

Why fund it?

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As you can see, this short is already done (to see the short gotin the top of the page). Perhaps do you wonder " why help a released project ?"

The cinema screening need a lot of modifications in the short film and creation of an original soundtrack, include MK2 and 3 Couleurs logos, a DCP copy buit, and some help for festival diffusion ...

 

Finalisation du projet & Fabrication du DCP :

30% de la collecte seront utilisés pour la fabrication du DCP (Digital Cinema Package) de la nouvelle version du film intégrant les logos de MK2 et Trois Couleurs ainsi que quelques modifications pour une meilleure qualité de film. Ce DCP sera dupliqué en une vingtaine de copies dont il faudra acheter les supports (Clé USB 4Go).

 

Rémunération du compositeur pour une musique originale :

40% de la collecte me permetteront de rémunérer le compositeur Benoit Capelle en charge de créer une nouvelle musique, originale cette fois, pour une diffusion en bonne et due forme.

 

Création et fabrication des contreparties :

15% de la collecte seront utilisés pour vous remercier de votre aide avec de sympathiques contreparties !

 

Aide à la diffusion en festival :

7% me permettront de continuer à faire vivre le court-métrage dans les festivals. (coûts d'inscriptions, impression de DVD et envois postaux).

 

Comission du site KissKissBankBank :

8%  seront réservés à la comission obligatoire du site, pour la transaction et son bon fonctionnement.

 

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Newest comments

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Bravo Benoit. C'est amplement mérité !
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Magnifique de poésie pour un sujet si délicat
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Cher Benoît, Ton court métrage est tout simplement magnifique, BRAVO !