The Hunt (La Chasse)

A look into Boar hunting in the North African deserts of Algeria.
Directed & Edited by Bensalem Mitchell
Colour by Riyadh Haque
Music by Simon Porter
Sound Design by Ben Harris-Hayes
Special Thanks to Myriam Raja
Shot on Lumix Panisonic GH4
Edited on Premiere Pro CS6

  • Bensalem Mitchell
    Director
    RETCON
  • Bensalem Mitchell
    Editor
    RETCON
  • Riyadh Haque
    Colourist
    Proposition, Rien, Portrait of an Actor
  • Simon Porter
    Composer
    The Farm, Voice of Reason, My Mediterranean with Adrian Chiles
  • Ben Harris-Hayes
    Sound Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Chasse
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    250 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Algeria
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Bensalem Mitchell

As an all round filmmaker who has spent the past few years learning each individual craft of the medium .i.e. camera operation, editing and sparking, I have recently concentrated on writing and directing. Even though this was always my intention I wanted a better understanding of the all-round craft before attempting such a role. Despite directing numerous music videos, this really came together when I directed my first official short film as an independent filmmaker ‘RETCON’ which was really well received at festivals. As a writer I love to pull inspiration from all sorts of areas that are not just films but books, graphic novels, and video games. All of which I wish to apply as references for my next short film but as a story teller in general I wish to focus on character driven narratives, which all of have an element that can only be explored in this medium.

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Director Statement

I not only take inspiration from filmmakers in industry (throughout the ages) but also from fellow contemporary filmmakers who I work alongside with or follow as they take a similar path to me. I hope as an artist I can craft unique and authentic stories and adapt previous influences into something new. I believe as filmmakers, we should aim to prove ourselves through meritocracy and not just privilege and entitlement.