VERS L' OUEST

It's a road movie shot on foot, a young man searching for the meaning of life through a city, its streets, its madness and its motion.

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VERS L' OUEST

<p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> A train enter in the station, the travellers get off the train, the crowd is agitated. A young man, holding a suitcase, doesn't move, he smiles, contemplating this country for the first time. <strong>Vers L'ouest</strong> (To the West), it's the story of <em>Tom,</em> young idealist looking for a future. He decides to <strong>travel</strong> to take a fresh new look on his life. He won't be disappointed. As soon as he arrives, <strong>he loses everything</strong> he has. Money, ID, he simply becomes <strong>a stranger in a city he doesn't know</strong>. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Without any resources, he <strong>discovers the streets</strong>, the underground world, hostility, mutual aid, the madness of the city, and before all, he must <strong>survive</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Tom is a charming character, clumsy but with a lot of resources, curious, lost in the city, lost amongst mankind.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Tom will be performed by Florian CHAUVET.</em></p> <p> <img alt="Florian_chauvet" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/10858/Florian_chauvet.jpeg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Vers l'Ouest</strong> is a<strong> breathless </strong>run in the streets of<strong> Berlin</strong>, a <strong>comic road movie</strong> shot on foot. A succession of <strong>meetings</strong> of crazy and absurd characters: tramp, femme fatale, anarchists, dealers...</p> <p>  </p> <p> Although his trip doesn't  go as planned, Tom will learn a lot of in the streets, and finally, to take another look at what he has to face.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The theme of the <strong>perpetual movement</strong>, on <strong>the road</strong> is very strong. The esthetic will match this idea, with the use of a steadicam, a camera always in movement, wich always sticks to the main character, following him in his <strong>breathless run</strong> through the streets of the city. The city is a character on its own, most of the scenes are outside, in natural sets.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The film duration will be 15 minutes, it will be shot in <strong>Berlin</strong> the first week of April 2013. In the streets, but also in modern stations as Hauptbahnof or Gesundbrunen, or also in the runways of the old Tempelhof International Airport.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The crew is a true melting pot, actors and technicians come from France, England, Germany, America, Rumania and more.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Teaser</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/59904864" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>REFERENCE</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>After Hours</em> (1985) directed by Martin Scorsese, is in the a similar "mood" to this short movie. The main character<strong> is affected by the madness of the city</strong>. He's only wish, is to go home, but meetings with <strong>crazy characters</strong>, succeeding one another, making<strong> every meeting a really funny situation.</strong></p> <p> <img alt="After_hours" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/10859/AFTER_HOURS.jpg"></p>

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<p>  </p> <p> First of all, your support will<u><strong> give birth to this film</strong></u>. It will allow a <strong>technical and artistic support</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - It will pay the 10 actors <strong>expenses</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Most of the crew is from Berlin, expect Tom, who's from Paris. The fundraising will help paying his<strong> plane ticket </strong>to Berlin, and the <strong>accommodation</strong> for the week.</p> <p>  </p> <p> -The <strong>equipment rental</strong> : sound, light for the three indoor scenes.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - I really love and care for the image quality, so we will rent <strong>ZEISS CP2 lenses</strong>, i am a big fan of it.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - A scene in wich Tom makes a... strange meeting... requires a <strong>green screen</strong>. So we will need to rent a <strong>studio</strong> for a day !</p> <p>  </p> <p> - A part of the budget is for <strong>costumes and accesories</strong> for the ten actors, for example Tom's red suitcase. Some research in Berlin's antics and second hand shops are planned.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Shooting asks a lot of energy from the crew, we have to properly feed this happy team ! 12 persons will work 8 h per day, sometimes more, so it's about 15 meals for 12 people that needs to be organised.</p> <p>  </p> <p> - What about the camera ? I have my own <strong>CANON 7D</strong>. That's something less to rent ! Ultra light and mobile, perfect for pacing the streets of Berlin.</p>

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