Private Project

Almost there

Paul and Emma are due at some friends'. Paul is getting ready but something is bothering him. He seems hesitant about leaving. While Emma keeps telling him to hurry, he just keeps finding unusual reasons not to go...

  • François Zaïdi
  • Léa Deneuville
  • François Caillaud
  • Céline Dabin
  • François Zaïdi
  • Léa Deneuville
    Key Cast
  • François Caillaud
    Key Cast
  • Ludovic Roux
  • Baptiste Merlin
  • François Zaïdi
    Post Production
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Faux départ
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 7, 2015
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    4K sony Raw
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  • Court en val d'Oise
    Cormeilles en Parisis
    February 5, 2016
    World Premiere
    Runner up (2nd) - Public vote
  • Cortokino
    Mumbai, India
    January 23, 2016
    Continental Premiere
  • Shorty Week
    Cadiz, Spain
    March 11, 2016
    National Premiere
  • Entr2Marches
    Cannes, France
    May 13, 2016
  • Solo para cortos
    March 11, 2016
  • Armoricourt
    Plestin les Grêves
    March 19, 2016
  • Soirée d'Issy
    Issy les Moulineaux
    April 16, 2016
  • Kine Muestra de Cortometrajes Puebla
    Puebla, Mexico
    Continental Premiere
  • World Festival of Emerging Cinema
    St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
    National Premiere
  • Pachuca Film Festival
    Pachuca, Mexico
  • River Film Festival
    Padoua, Italy
    National Premiere
Director Biography - François Zaïdi

François ZAÏDI is a director, producer and post specialist, born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1977.

His passion with pictures began very early, and he takes his first argentic pictures when he's 10. Motion pictures begins to grow as his deepest interest, and he discovers editing in a video workshop shortly after (The ol' time of the s-vhs).

He creates a video workshop in high school, and will shoot several documentaries and a short.
Once graduated, he begins to work professionally in Clermont-Ferrand - as an assistant editor, then as an editor – embracing the upcoming online editing technologies.

In 2000, he works at a local tv network where he begins directing live events and talk shows.

He then works for Disneyland Paris as a camera director and junior producer for 3 years.

In 2005, he chooses to go freelance and directs shows and concerts, sports for TV and producing DVDs.

In 2013, he creates his own company, Gigowatt Film, to go back to his first love : fiction.

« Almost there » (Or. Title : Faux départ)is the first short produced by the company.

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Director Statement

I just wish I can make many, many films and that people see them.