Fauve (2018)

Photo by Karen Maes on Unsplash

A few days ago I watched a webinar hosted by WeScreenplay where the Producer, Maria Gracia Turgeon, provided a lot of valuable information about getting a film produced and all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Following the webinar, I wanted to check out some of Turgeon’s work because she seems like such a genuine, kind-hearted person.

That led me to watching Fauve. A film unlike anything I have ever seen before. It is a short, but the premise sticks with you for much longer than the 17 minute run time. It is no surprise that the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. The film is directed and written by Jeremy Comte.

Without giving too much away, here is the plot: Two boys are in the midst of playing what first seems like an innocent game, but soon nature provides a conflict that might be too big for the young boys to overcome.

I can relate to the juxtaposition of innocence and trouble. I think most people can. When you are young, playing jokes and being a trickster is what comes naturally and may be the only way you are used to expressing your emotions. But what happens when nature’s maturity pushes your innocent tricks too far and you get caught in a situation that is too overwhelming to escape?

This film takes that idea to the next level. While being shot in the beautiful outdoors, and what first appears to be an innocent mud mine, this director and writer has a unique vision that is sure to get your mind thinking.

Here is the full film: (I recommend you watch it ASAP)

Jeremy Comte on Vimeo

To learn more about Fauve, check it out on IMDb, Instagram, or Facebook.

P.S. If you want to check out my personal work and stay up-to-date with my projects, follow my personal blog here. On there I post about my interviews, published work, and what I plan on doing next.

Thanks for reading!

A

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