Work in progress 2011
Approved for Adoption
A mixture of animation and live-action footage, Approved for Adoption tells the story of an immigrant and his quest to reconcile himself with his origins.
- Adaptation : Couleur de peau : miel, Jung
- Nationality: France, Belgium, South Korea
- Release date: 2012
Laurent Boileau started out as a cameraman and editor, and began directing documentaries in 1999. His passion for comics, and the more general graphic arts, eventually led to him directing several films about the 9th art: Les Artisans de l’imaginaire (France 3, 2004), Spirou, une renaissance (TLM, 2004), Franquin, Gaston et compagnie (France 5, RTBF, 2005), Les Chevaux de papier (Equidia, 2006), Sokal, l’art du beau (France 3, 2007), La Pologne de Marzi (TV Rennes 35, 2009).
Born in 1965 in Seoul, Jung was adopted by a Belgian family in 1971.
He is the author of several comic books and graphic novels: Couleur de peau : miel (2007, Quadrants), Frôlements (2009, Paquet), Kyoteru (2008, Delcourt), Kwaïdan (2001-2008, Delcourt), La Danseuse du temps (2005-2007, Dargaud), Okiya (2006, Delcourt), La Jeune Fille et le vent (1997-1999, Delcourt) and Yasuda (1991-1995, Hélyode).
Intervenants : Laurent BOILEAU , Mikyeong JUNG , Jean-Jacques LONNI , Thomas SCHMITT (Mosaïque Films)
It's a film with the ingredients of a Christmas classic: a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.
During this WIP, Peter Lord and Aardman Animations have prepared an exclusive surprise for you...
Peter LORD (Aardman Animations)
Peter Lord is currently in production on Pirates! – a swashbuckling adventure and broad comedy based on The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, from the bestselling series of books by Gideon Defoe.
The movie is being created with the same beautiful hand-crafted technique that Aardman brought to the feature films Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run.
Lord is a founding partner of Aardman, director of Chicken Run (with Nick Park), and a two-time Academy Award nominee for his short films at the company.
David SPROXTON (Aardman Animations)
David Sproxton is the co-founder and Managing Director of Aardman.
Together with co-founder Peter Lord, he has overseen the company's growth from a two-man partnership into one of the pre-eminent animation houses in the industry.
Over the years, Sproxton has served as a producer, director or cinematographer on a number of animated films at Aardman.
Sony Pictures Digital Productions
Bob OSHER (Sony Pictures Digital Productions)
Bob Osher is President of the Digital Production division of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Chief Operating Officer of the Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group.
Sony Pictures Digital Productions comprises Sony Pictures Imageworks, Imageworks Interactive and Sony Pictures Animation.
In this position, Osher brings a unique blend of production, finance and animation experience to his management capabilities.
Intervenants : Peter LORD (Aardman Animations), David SPROXTON (Aardman Animations), Bob OSHER (Sony Pictures Digital Productions)
Ernest & Celestine
This is the story between Ernest, a big bear who wants to be an artist and Celestine, a little mouse who doesn't want to be a dentist.
- Adaptation : Ernest & Celestine, Gabrielle Vincent
- Nationality: France
- Release date: 12/2012
Benjamin RENNER (Les Armateurs)
After his A-levels, Benjamin Renner followed an Art foundation course before joining the Fine Art School in Angoulême where he graduated with a National Diploma in Graphic Novels. He then spent two years at the animation directing school La Poudrière, where he directed Le corbeau voulant imiter l'aigle (commissioned film for Canal J), Le Plus Gros Président du monde and his graduation film, A Mouse's Tale.
Intervenants : Didier BRUNNER (Les Armateurs), Daniel PENNAC (Les Armateurs), Benjamin RENNER (Les Armateurs)
Eva de la Argentina
Eva de la Argentina is a fiction movie about the life, work and stormy death of Eva Perón that mixes animation with documental material.
- Adaptation : Biographie Eva Perón
- Nationality : Argentina
- Release date: Argentina, 8/09/2011
Maria Laura RODRIGUEZ
Intervenant : Maria Laura RODRIGUEZ (Illusion Studios)
Le Jour des corneilles
Raised in the heart of the forest by his father the Ogre, Pumkin Jr knows nothing about the world of men. Until he discovers a village close by...
- Adaptation : Le Jour des corneilles, Jean-François Beauchemin
- Nationality : France
- Release date: 2012
Jean-Christophe DESSAINT (Finalement)
After starting out as director of animation on TV series, Jean-Christophe Dessaint directed the animation on the feature Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure in 2005. In 2007, Joann Sfar offered him the job of 1st assistant director on The Rabbi's Cat. The Day of the Crows is his first feature as director.
Je Suis Bien Content
Intervenants : Jean-Christophe DESSAINT (Finalement), Marc JOUSSET (Je Suis Bien Content), William PICOT (Finalement), Amandine TAFFIN (Finalement)
Space Pirate – Captain Harlock
Captain Harlock is back to help humans going back home on Earth after the sect named Gaia has obliged them to live on other planets.
- Relief/steroscopic 3D
- Adaptation : Uchû Kaizoku Captain Harlock, Leiji Matsumoto
- Nationalité : Japon
- Nationality: Japan
- Release date: 2013
Shinji Aramaki was born in Japan. He started out working in the organisation of animation and character creation, particularly for TV series such as Kikô sôseiki Mospeada (1983) and Wolf's Rain (2003).
He also directed Full Metal Alchimist in 2004 and worked on the Oscar nominated film Poseidon two years later.
More recently he has been working on diverse projects, including game trailers and 3D animation.
Leiji MATSUMOTO (Toei Animation)
Leiji Matsumoto started his career at a very young age and includes such hits as the manga Otoko oidon, manga, the TV series and feature Uchû senkan Yamato and the science fiction manga adapted for the screen Galaxy Express 999.
Alongside his creative activities, he is also Executive Director of the Japan Cartoonists Association, where he looks after the copyrights department, is President of the Young Astronaut Club, and on the board of the Visual Arts University in Takarazuka.
Intervenants : Shinji ARAMAKI , Joseph CHOU , Yoshiyuki IKEZAWA , Leiji MATSUMOTO (Toei Animation)
The Adventures of the Red Airplane
A film about imagination, in which the protagonist goes on internal journeys around the world, overcoming fears and making new discoveries.
- Adaptation : As aventuras do avião vermelho, Erico Verissimo
- Nationality : Brazil
- Release date: 03/2012
Armazém de Imagens
Frederico PINTO (Armazém de Imagens)
Director and screenwriter, Frederico Pinto has directed Petits Gâteaux (35mm, 2002, stop motion), Cet été où j’ai pu arriver en bicyclette (short stories/RBS TV, 2005), Les Yeux du pianiste (35mm, 2005, stop motion), Quintana invente le monde (RBS TV, 2006), Traité de Liligraphie (children's short/ TV Brazil, 2008), the TV series Magasin du Coin (RBS TV, 2007) and the pilot episode of the animated series Chubbie and Cheesy (2009). He is currently directing his first feature film The Adventures of the Red Airplane.
3 D animator
Armazém de Imaginens
Intervenants : Camila GONZATTO , Frederico PINTO (Armazém de Imagens)
Animateur : Luiz PELLIZZARI (Armazém de Imaginens)
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Born on the coldest day in history with a frozen heart, Jack owes his salvation to a strange midwife who makes him a clock for a heart. He must never touch the switch, control his temper and above all, never ever fall in love! But a little street singer will truly put his heart to the test...
- Relief/stereoscopic 3D
- Adaptation : La Mécanique du cœur, Mathias Malzieu
- Nationality : France
- Release date: 17/10/2012
Graphic designer and artistic designer for 10 years, Stéphane Berla moved gradually into directing quirky short films and both animated and live-action commercials. But he has made his name in music videos, creating a particular style for artists such as -M-, Dionysos and Gaëtan Roussel.
His films have been selected for and rewarded at numerous international festivals (Clip d'or at Protoclip, Grand Prix at the festival des arts du clip, Anima, Ottawa and others).
Virginie BESSON SILLA
Head of production
Mathias MALZIEU (Europacorp Distribution)
Writer and composer, Mathias Malzieu abandoned his cinema studies in 1996 in order to devote himself to the band Dionysos, of which he is the lead singer. On set he is a volcano-man, filled with the spontaneity of a child.
He has directed music videos, Olivia Ruiz's albums La Femme chocolat and Miss Météores, and Cali's L’Espoir.
He has written a collection of short stories and three novels – one of which, The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, published in 2007, is currently being adapted for the big screen.
Intervenants : Stéphane BERLA , Virginie BESSON SILLA , Thomas DUVAL (Studio Duran-Duboi), Jean-Baptiste LÈRE , Mathias MALZIEU (Europacorp Distribution), Jean-Pierre LEMOULAND