Private Project

Seuls à bord - Alone on board

Nondescript insurance salesman Capra is rescued from a mugging by an unknown woman. Convinced they are meant to be together, he decides to follow her and ends up being drawn into a surreal and nightmarish world where to love is to end up at very close quarters with death.

  • J.L. Jean-Francois Guay
  • J.L. Jean-Francois Guay
  • Moreno Boriani
  • Rudy Goddin (Capra), Tsveta Dimova (Chiara), Hsiao fang Hou (Shu), Moreno Boriani (receptionist), Damien Marchal (Neighbor), Bruno Bulte (Boule)
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Fantastic, dark romance, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2014
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2K
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  • Student Project:
  • 4th Amposta Fantastic Gore Festival
    Amposta, Spain
    September 13, 2013
    world premiere
    Best full feature film
  • 3rd Festival mundial de cine extremo
    San Sebastian de Veracruz, Mexico
    January 24, 2014
    North American premiere,
    Best full feature film
  • Horrorant Fright nights
    Athens and Thessalonik, Greece
    March 17, 2014
    Greek premiere
  • Cardiff Independant film festival
    Whales, UK
    April 4, 2014
    UK premiere
  • 37th Grenzland Filmtag- Selb
    Selb, Germany
    April 25, 2014
    German premiere
  • 3rd International Horror Hotel Festival
    Cleveland (Ohio)
    June 7, 2014
    USA premiere
    Star Award - 4th place Horror Feature
  • 3rd PUFF - The Pineapple Underground Film Festival
    Hong Kong - China
    June 6, 2014
    Asian premiere
  • 7th Festival Internacional de cine bajo la luna
    Islantille - Spain
    July 9, 2014
  • 26th Festival de Cinema de Girona
    Girona, Spain
    July 15, 2014
  • 4th Festival de cine fantastico de Torremolinos
    Torremolinos, spain
    November 7, 2014
  • 7th Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival
    Bruges, Belgium
    November 13, 2014
    Belgian Premiere
  • 15th Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival
    South American Premiere
  • 5th Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival
    Puerto Rico
  • 5th Overlook Cinemavvenire
    December 19, 2014
    Italian Premiere
    Best Actor for an European Feature
  • 6th Macabre Faire Film Festival
    Long Island - New York
    January 17, 2015
    New York Premiere
    Best Actress and Best Foreign Feature Film
  • 4th Horror-On-Sea Flm festival
    Southend-on-Sea - UK
    January 23, 2015
    no premiere
  • 10th BUT (B-Movies, Underground & Trash) Film Festival
    Breda, Netherlands
    September 5, 2015
    Netherlands première
  • 1st The West Florida Film Festival
    Florida, USA
    July 1, 2016
    No Premiere
  • 7th Bagdad International Film Festival
    Bagdad, Irak
    October 5, 2015
    Middle-East premiere
    2nd award in Long feature competition
Director Biography - J.L. Jean-Francois Guay

Born in Quebec (Canada) 1967/08/10

Nationality Canadian/Belgian

1984 to 1986 – 23 Publications of comic strip in Le soleil newspaper supplement : crayons de soleil

1986 to 1989 - Studying Graphic arts and graphism in Ste-Foy college (Québec)

1986 – Exhibition of comic book creators « et vlan ! On s’expose »

1986 to 1989 – Publications in the magazines : « enfin bref », « la tordeuse d’épinal », « Bambou Magazine », « Solaris » and « Imagine »

1987 - Publication of the comic book: "Roublard, noir sur blanc"

1988 - Publication of the comic book: "À l'extérieur"

1989, september - Arriving in Belgium for studying at "St-Luc" Comics department

2002 - Co-creator of the asbl of production "Exposant3"

2004 - Short film: "De l'eau pour le futur"

2005 - Creation of "unfocusstudio"

2005 to now - 10 X Publication of short comics in « Tournesol » trimestrial magazine

2006 - Medium lenght feature : "Allers simples"

2010 to now - Work as movie director, Editor and special effects manager for ad-virtual S.P.R.L. an audiovisual department of Ad-vitam S.P.R.L.
147 Victor Allard street, 1180 Brussels.

January 2014 - Full feature film : "Seuls à bord"

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Director Statement

When you are working on a small production, you cannot think the same things than the others. You must telling different kind of stories... I had write my script with this idea in mind. I used the road movie form because is, in essence, one of the best ways to show the transformation of a character. It is often used to show the beginning of a story, where the character gets to know itself through encounters fate puts on its way. Here, our character, Capra, changes completely between the beginning of the movie and the end. His changes are due to unfortunate encounters. These events force him to make choices which drive him to madness. To go that far, we used different kind of genres on an unexpected way. We start with a drama to continue with horror and finish with a very dark comedy... Take a seat and just enjoy it, as a good unexpected meal.