Director of SPIKE GAME
Your film is entered in our Best Indie Awards. What is your film about?
The film plays on the COVID pandemic 10 years in the future, with the underlying theme of how government corruption, whose interests are tied up with the big Pharma, creates social chaos.People end up turning against each other in their desperation to survive and the government is only concerned about lining their pockets. « Felix », the main character, is a geek in his thirties, a genius in mathematics, a lost soul, who is looking for vaccines for himself and his family. Initially despite himself, he will be dragged in a vengeful headlong rush against the Pharma cartel.
What are your ambitions with your project?
My wish with this project is to convey the message that many state governments are taking increasingly extreme positions socially, even long standing defenders of democratic institutions. Both governments and people the world must take care to defend peoples’ rights.
Ultimately also if the film receives recognition, to be able to develop it in to a full length film or to receive support for new projects.It has already has some selections including the CANNES FILM AWARDS so crossing my fingers.
How was the shooting? What pleasantly surprised you?
The involvement of the whole team, despite the short time we had for this shoot.
The reaction of frightened passersby on scenes of exterior filming on public roads with the men with their balaclavas which served to demonstrate both how realistic the shoot was and also how current the situation is that passersby were frightened but not surprised at what they thought was a true situation.
For what target group is your film?
All spectators, SPIKE GAME evokes a situation that we could have known or that we could know in the more or less near future
How would you specify your work? What characterizes your film?
” What can be more exhilarating for an artist, living in the world of emotion, than to delve into the heart of the universe which inspires him, his only constraint to impart his vision of reality ”
Why did you decide to become a filmmaker?
I started photography at the age of 14, at 16 I was accepted at the Louis Lumière school in Paris France then I made it my profession and since about 6 years I was drawn to making films
Who is your greatest role model?
I’m inspired by many film makers but don’t have one in particular that I can say is my role model
Which movies are your favorites? Why?
Films or images that are work the subtleties of lighting in the film
Where do you look for inspiration for your films?
In my internal hard drive labeled ‘brain'
How would you rate current filmmaking?
I see the streaming platforms as a big positive in the evolution of filmmaking.It gives many more possibilities for filmmaking and creative outlet in addition to traditional films at movie theaters.In general there are really top films out there just as there are some that are not so good technically but still fun to watch.
What are your next projects?
I'm working on a new brainchild for a spy movie that's in development on my internal hard drive.
We are in 2029. Covid 19 has mutated. Félix, the main character, is a geek in his thirties, a bit lost, who is trying to get vaccines for himself and his little family. He will be drawn into a vengeful headlong rush against the hegemony of clandestine laboratories...