Les risques du métier (english title : It's part of the job)
Road movie in the north of France.
Xavier, soon to be 30, salesman for a business coaching company, has to go to Lille for a executive convention/gala where the best salesman of the company will be choosen.
He's lying to himself, pretending that his job fullfills his dream but he wish he would do something else. On the road he will meet the boss's son, Brian, 12 years old. It's his birthday today. Xavier, to his great regret has to babysit him. Under the influence of Brian, Xavier is going to question himself et see his everyday life with brand new eyes.
Pourquoi ? To make a crowdfunding is a way of confronting myself to the other people's opinion and to say out loud : I need you in order to make my movie. I believe enough in this movie to present you this crowdfunding campaign today. It's also a way of confronting myself to the fear of being rejected and to a possible fail of the crowdfunding campaign.
The thing I like the most about crowdfunding it the participative thing, like a direct democracy. No one gets beetween the author and his audience which allow the sincerity of the point of view of the author to get through the process which result in an authentic work.
To play with the symbolism of pyramids (success, access to the elite, structure of all business) in order to seize control again avoiding usual clichés.
Show the unwieldiness of the hierarchy and the paternalist authority of the public/private institutions and of the coach/guru and at the other end : people who remove all sense of responsibility prefering to listen to other people instead of being themself, too scared of being different.
I have many intentions with this movie but I would rather let the movie speak for itself rather than write something long and pompous.