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Director: Camille de Galbert

United States, 2015, 12 min

Shooting Format:RED

Festival Year:2016


Crew:Written and Directed by: Camille de Galbert - Produced by: LightHouse Films, LLC - Executive Producer: Thibaut Estellon - Starring: Simon Courchel as Simon - Director of Photography: Michael Belcher - Editor: Chris Shimojima - Production Designer: Frank Baran - Art Director: Haruka Kawasumi - Costume Designer: Jevyn Nelms - Hair and Make-up artist: Rachel Hevesi


A man prepares for his final entry onto the grand stage, only to be confronted by his inner self. Simon is a genre-crossing, dizzying dive; an inside-outside passage through dance. Passage from the imaginary to the reality, from childhood to adulthood. No one is more alone than the actor who enters the stage. No one is more alone than the child who's about to join adulthood. And when the imaginary joins reality, the figure of childhood explodes.


About the director

Camille de Galbert is a graduate of the Conservatoire National de Région de Grenoble, France, in contemporary dance (2000). She continued her dance training in New York at The Merce Cunningham Studio. As a result of a knee injury, she renounced a dance career and turned her artistic attention to drawing and video projects as a self-taught artist. She then applied her interests to cinema and moving image techniques at the NY Film Academy. Camille de Galbert's art is at the crossroad of multiple disciplines. Her works on paper are direct and objective extensions of her life; they are not comments, observations, or judgments; they are remnants of the archeology of her past and spirit. While her videos offer ethereal ideas of her spirit, these works on paper offer material testimonies of her actions. In these pieces, her creative intention finds its form in an object with weight, a time, and a place. Through the years Camille's craft has grown to blend moving images into a choreography of light, music, and words. She carries-out experimental videos impregnated with the unconscious, the oneiric, her journey as a dancer, as well as her life in the United States, where movements, expressions, sounds, shapes, and faces collide.


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