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Virale is the Story of Bea who accidentally killed her sister’s boyfriend in a car crash. She now has to face and overcome a destroying guilt and its damages on her mental health.
Director's note :
Far from the idea of making a gore/graphic horror movie, “Virale” is using the codes of the science-fiction or fantasy to tackle themes like guilt and the consequences that a traumatic event can have on someone and especially on someone’s entourage.
I’m extremely attached to the “Virale” project. It would be the fulfillment of my desire to work again as a director with an amazingly creative and talented team.
This project provides also the opportunity to address some themes that are very important to me as a person and to bring together cinematographic influences that have influenced me throughout my life as a movie fan.
Jacob’s ladder – Adrian Lyne
"Black Swan" de Darren Aronofsky
"Enter the Void" de Gaspar Noé
Eyes without a face - George Franju
David Cronenberg’s movies
I’m also very lucky that Bruno Forzani, the director of Amer (bitter) and The Strange Color Of Your Body’s Tears, is working with us on this project. Giving us advice on the storyline but also on some techniques and bringing his experience - his universe being very influential for Virale.
The Strange Color Of Your Body’s Tears - Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet
Virale’s storyline is also an opportunity for me and my team to overcome some technical challenges. For example, together we’ve produced, with zero budget and in the context of an exercise, the short film “la Galerie” (The Gallery) – available below.
Picture, editing, sound, lighting, special effects… everybody is working together to create a unique and successful identity to this movie.
Every special effect or technical challenge has been tested before the shooting or experimented during other previous short-films.
La Galerie, last Florent Mola’s short-film, created by the Virale’s team.
Technical Team :
Director: Florent Mola
Production manager: Xavier Schonejans
First Assistant Director: Nathan Van Den Berg
Second Assistant Director: Guillaume Imbert
Script: Antoine Gualandi
Set Designer: Ladys Oliveira Silva
Prop man: Lukas Falesse
Studio Manager: Laure De Martelaere
Photo manager: Vincent Degeye
Cameraman: Hervé de la Hamayde
Electro manager: Edouard Chandelle
First Assistant Camera: Clara Datso
Second Assistant Camera: Félix Lepinne
Electrician: Manon Henry
Electrician: Leonor Malamatenios
Scene shifter: Manon Ughi
Sounds-effects engineer: Clément Delsaut
Perchman: Manu Saubain
Editing: Ladys Oliveira Silva
Color Grading: Edouard Chandelle
Mixer: Clément Delsaut
Music : Peas
Composed for the most part of actors with whom I already worked (Helena Coppejans as Roxane or Julien Besure as Thomas). We discovered Fanny Dumont, the actress who’s playing Béa, during a surprisingly fascinating play, Débris (fragments).
Béa : Fanny Dumont
Roxane (Béa’s sister): Helena Coppejans
Thomas (Roxane’s boyfriend) : Julien Besure