Marc Caro, produced by Tapioca Films, directed Looop, an extremely experimental and personal short film… a mix of animation in real settings. For the moment on Canal Plus, and in April on the net…

Bruno Delbonnel wins the Angenieux award

Bruno (Amelie, A Very Long Engagement), 5 time Oscar nominee, lauded time and again, who has worked with Sokurov, the Coen brothers, Joe Wright, a certain Harry Potter, Tim Burton, etc, received the notable Angénieux Award at the Cannes Film Festival, from the prestigious brand of zooms, famous for their excellence. What is lesser known, is that Bruno also wrote a “Pros and Cons” on my short film Foutaises.

Tribute to the Los Angeles Cinematheque

Amelie was shown to a packed house of 600 spectators, followed by a heated question and answer session… A very “Amelian” fan: 🤣

At the screening, in a dark corridor, I had the misfortune of doing an interview for a small Mexican site. I said, “It would be difficult to film Amélie in Paris today, because the city is disfigured by so much construction work. Few of the places filmed in Amélie would be usable today”… What was I thinking? Our Holy Mayor shouted with terror. “Not at all, there are plenty of films being shot in Paris every day.” … Of course one can always find a free street, even if it is ugly.

Then a screening of Delicatessen, and The City of Lost Children, in the presence of Pitof, who was responsible for the digital effects, which were revolutionary at the time, and Ron Perlman, in the role of One …

Another screening, that of Alien Resurrection, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts… where a fantastic exhibition was held for the 40-year anniversary of Alien. Screening in 35mm, in the presence of (from left to right), Matthiew Gratzner, responsible for the models (it was before digital), Pitof again, who in addition to the special effects led the second team, Mézigue, Alec Gillis, who, with Tom Woodruff, made the Aliens, the eggs, the facehugger etc… Ian Hunter, another “modelmaker” (an endangered profession), Raymond Cruz, who played Di Stephano, and John Frizzell the musician… In short the AAA… (The Ancient Alien Association)…

An American Ad for Marriott

An advertisement, made by yours truly for Marriott hotels, was screened at the Oscars. Filmed in Sedona near the Grand Canyon, Nashville, Verbier in the Swiss mountains, Costa Rica, Kyoto and Dubai, with castings in Los Angeles, New York, Zurick, Tokyo… with the great Yanush Kaminski on lighting. Suzanne Preissler was the producer for Independant Media in L.A.