This fantasy comedy follows Solene, a young gymnaste training for the championship. Her period, whose name is Alex, comes to disturb her, annoy her and distracts her. However, the real nightmare is that in the month that follows, Alex does not come back. COME FINANCING THIS SHORT FILM AND HELP OUT THE YOUNG FILMMAKERS AND GYMNASTES !
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Many girls share the experience as Solène: having an enemy visiting every month for a few days. This enemy of Solene, is Alex.
Solene is pursuing the championship of competition of Rhythmic Gymnastics (GR), but Alex is there distracting her trainings, her feelings, and sometimes even her love life.
Solene never understands the existence of Alex, just like girls don't understand the existence of this monthly enemy. But thought out this film, Solene finally realizes the importance of Alex being there every month for her. And Xiao, as the creator of this project, would like to see the audience have a different idea on their own "Alex" after watching this film.
Tu es en avance! (English title: You're Early) is going to be a fiction short film of 15 minutes. In this fantasy comedy, you will see Solene's struggle with her monthly enemy, Alex, as she is preparing herself for the championship of GR.
For the first time in a fiction film, the period of a girl will be represented by a real person (in this film, Alex), who will come to visit her owner (in this film, Solene) every month, to live with her, speak to her, annoy her, disturb her, while at some point influence her and encourage her. While Solene is having a stomachache, it is Alex who is punching her in the stomach; Solene suddenly wants a bar of chocolate, it is Alex who keeps persuading her to buy one; Solene can't help logging on Facebook, it is Alex who wispers to her: don't you wanna check up the relationship status of your ex?
We hope to make it a good comedy. For that, the short film asks for a quick rhythm of dialogue and mise-en-scene. The acting will be a bit exaggerated. As for image, it will be bright and colorful. (Reference as follows from the film Stick it of Jessica Bendinger)
For the scenes of training and competition, we will use slow-motion and multi-angle camera to boost the tension and the visual effect. A lot of foley will be applied to enforce the movement of the performance of rhythmic gymnastics.
Who am I ?
Xiao WANG (Director and screenplay)
Xiao WANG came to Paris with one back-pack and a DV camera, speaking only "Bonjour" and "Où je peux trouver le métro". And now he is celebrating his 3rd anniversary of arrival at this promising land of cinema.
In 2012, Xiao wrote and directed the award wining short film DiNG, which brought him to Festival de Cannes and a competitive financial awards (from Festival ICI & Demain) that urges him to start a more ambitious project, that eventually leads him to here, kisskissbankbank.
Tu es en avance! will be his first short film with professional production and budget.
Deborah Bombard-Golicki (Composer of the original sound track of the film)
(Deborah herself chose this photo as her avatar :-)
Star muscian of tomorrow. We have seen her last performance of cello in the concert of Stuck in the Sound at Olympia. If you are one of her million fans, you might have already listened to her owns amazing songs.
She has collaborated twice with Xiao WANG for the original music of L'INTRUS and But I'm a Creep.
With your funds, we will be able to give her a chance of recording her music piece written for the film in a professional studio, at last to really show her talents of composing for cinema!
Your funds will cover part of the expenses on the shooting, which will take place in Paris for about 7 days. All members of the crew and cast will be paid for their excellent performance with the help of other sources of funding, such as CNC, regional funds, television channels or other partners.
The budget of the shooting is estimated at about 20 000 euros. Here at kisskissbankbank, we launch our project in the hope of collecting 5 000 euros.
Here is a quick look on where will the funds will flow to (for a production of 7 days)
- Insurance: 3 400€
- Renting image materials (lights, grips, dolly, the RED camera): 7 500€
- Transportation (trucks, gas, parkings): 2 000€
- Location (authorizations and decorations of gym, sport venue, apartment) : 3 000€
- Costumes + make up : 1 000€
- Catering (13 members of the crew + 3 to 10 actors according to the scene) : 3 320€
- Post production (editing, SFX) : 7 000€
- Music + Sound mixing: 3 000€
We highly appreciate your every contribution to our project, by rewarding you, not only with all our efforts on making this short film a good one, but also a sense of participation and engagement.
All kissbankers are welcome to come to the set to witness the making of the short film (upon reservation).
Our rewards include the DVD, the posters of the film, and of Xiao Wang's previous award wining short films.
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