O rage, O despair, in Alex's life, who had planned to seduce Sandrine by inviting her to a musical ( adapted from "The Cid" by Corneille). But she lets him down four hours before the show. Reselling the tickets is turning out to be a real nuisance, which results in Alex having words with all his friends.
Note of intent
«Quatre Heures d’Ô Rage» (Four Hours of Storm) is an 11 minutes short-film made of 78% comedy, 12% social satire, 8% general knowledge, 2% bagel but forget the onions: I’ve got a date tonight! To sum up we have :
- 8,35 minutes of «Ahahaha»,
- 79,10 seconds of «It's so true!»,
- 52,40 seconds of fact-checking on Wikipedia
- 13,10 seconds of smoked turkey smell.
The movie is all about the main character personality : Alex.
30 years old, single, he's usually conciliative with his circle and the girls he meets. But this new mishap will really drive him into a corner. How will he manage to resell two tickets in four hours, when all the rage from years of frustration just explode ?
To tell this story with meaning, we chose a rhythmic staging, very short shots, hand-held filming all along. A staging who looks like Alex's personality who lose patience quickly when he doesn't get what he wants.
The cinematography is mostly inspired by anglo-saxon comedies, natural but elaborate. Some references :
The leading actor is still not assigned yet
Laure Lapeyre (Sandrine), supporting actress
Sébastien Gill (Edward), supporting actor
Cinematographer : Jimmy Boutry
Production Manager : Alice Nourrit
Editor : Benjamin Nitzer
FX : Romain Bourzeix
Composer : Maxime Villalonga
Making-of : Héloïse Morel
Script Doctor : Pierre Ferriere & Héloïse Morel
For the moment...
The film will be shot with an Arri Alex, 2,35:1 ratio. Well, I think we had a look at the question from all sides…
Maxime Villalonge (so, myself! ): screenwriter / director
But also photographer, graphic designer, composer and color technician if I have some free time.
My previous film was a short-film-look-alike advertising for a communication agency :
I’ve been Art Director for 12 years, working for famous companies (Publicis, Ogilvy...). Photographer for 6 years, and published many times in french magazines (Destination magazine, Le Figaro...).
In 2013 I’m second unit commercial director (QNB & QNB Sports) working with Sean Ellis.