After the great success of APRÈS L'ENFER (After Hell) on KissKissBankBank website, we've decided to continue the adventure, with a bigger project.

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The project

 

THE OTHER is a  film that is produced by LIVE Productions.

 

Running time : 45min

Number of shooting days : 12 days

Shooting period : End of 2013

Shooting format : Video HD - couleur (RED EPIC)

Picture format : 1920x1080 / progressif 25P

Shooting location : Saint-Nazaire and the area

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Victor, a 17 year old boy, works as a prostitute at night, without any of his relatives knowing. His best friend Alice, who's secretly in love with him, will discover the truth. A tragic event related to Victor's childhood memories will led him to leave. A long journey begins for the boy.

 

 

 

CHARACTERS

 

VICTOR: Ilian BERGALA

(Previous movie: Rue Mandar)

 

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ALICE: Audrey BASTIEN

(Previous movies: J'aime regarder les filles - Simon Werner a disparu)

 

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ALEX: Bastien BOUILLON

(Previous movies: La guerre est déclarée - La guerre des boutons)

 

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MARC: Nicolas JOUHET

(Previous movies: La Religieuse, l'Exercice de l'État)

 

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OLD MAN: Albert DELPY

(Previous movies: Two Days in New York - Le Skylab)

 

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MATÉO: Clovis FOUIN

(Previous Movies: Le mentor - Dans le silence)

 

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ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

 

LIVE Productions and I, are proud to announce our next musical collaboration.

Jimmy Lee from Trailer Trash Tracys, one of the most promising English Indie Rock band, agreed to sign the soundtrack of THE OTHER.

 

If you don't know TTT yet, then check out (below) a song from their first album Ester, released in January 2012.

 

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NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR - DIRECTOR

 

THE OTHER is born after a meeting with a young man, who lived an atrocious story, which was also touching and aroused in me the need to develop a scenario around it that would be strong and sensitive at the same time. In order to respect the personal history of this person, I inspired myself with snippets of his experiences while grafting to a new world, making ​​fictitious characters and places.    

 

I chose to show a teenager, not in his everyday's life but in what is more singular in his existence : his sexuality, his relationship with his parents, the influence of his best friend Alice and especially his relationship of trust with Marc, Alice's father.

In addition, i imagined this teen as a prostitute, hiding this situation to all exept from Marc.

In my mind, it was thus in a situation of confinement that he should seek out.

I named this teenager Victor. I discovered in Victor a young man of uncommon strength and made ​​sure that this force increased gradually as the events of the film.

 

From the beginning on, I projected myself as the director of this film. Victor's life is hard. He doesn't open easily. I wanted to highlight this hardness. But alongside, the English composer Jimmy Lee, rising figure in the international rock scene and member of the Trailer Trash Tracys, will bring the viewer an echo of Victor's thoughts and will allow him to feel closer to the character to experience his emotions. Victor is both the hero and the focal character. My direction will respect this construction. I will follow Victor whatever he does, putting technology at the service of this construction, by the use of mobile cameras, tracking shots...

I intend to treat this film objectively, including hallucinations and nightmares scenes.

 

I will work for the first time with Payam Azadi, an Iranian director of photography, which will bring experience, passion for the picture and open-mindedness. With him, I will create a dark film, mainly nocturnal, where i'll use a high‐definition digital camera to obtain the best atmosphere possible, to film almost without light, seeking an outcome very crude. 

 

I will direct my actors very close, face to face. Being the author of this film myself, can force me to change my vision of the characters sometimes, but overall I will opt for a strong and accurate direction. My casting is almost complete, with actors that, as I know, can meet my requirements, and even anticipate them.  

 

Today, a majority of people of my generation is in doubt. They feel sacrificed.

I would like, through this film, to bring a message of hope, to them as well as to future generations.

 

 

F. Pragnère 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

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PREVIOUS FILMS

 

AFTER HELL

 

 

 

TROUBLED WATERS

 

 

If you want to watch these movies in their entirety, please send an email to francoispragnere@live.fr

Why fund it?

 

In THE OTHER, Victor has a reoccurring nightmare. In this nightmare, the teenager sees himself confronted to a wolf.

 

We've met specialists in wild animals for movies. Working with those animals requires an important preparation.

 

We really want to work with a wolf, otherwise this nightmare would not have the same impact on the audience. That is why today, LIVE Productions and I, have created a Kisskissbankbank; for us to achieve this incredible experience: To shoot a movie with real wolves.

 

 

2000 euros will be required to work with those wolves.

 

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In THE OTHER, I would give an important place to the music.

 

This music will bring the viewer an echo of the thoughts of Victor and allow him to feel closer to the teenager and to experience his emotions.

 

 

3000 euros will be needed in the composition of THE OTHER's soundtrack.

 

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Jimmy Lee - Trailer Trash Tracys

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François Pragnère

François Pragnère was first inspired by the work of American directors Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Ghost Dog) and Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Paranoid Park). After moving to Paris at 20, he worked as set boy for different film productions. In April 2010, he flew to Australia where he directed Troubled Waters, his first short film, shot on the Pacific... See more

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