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After a man lives his wildest fantasy with the woman he loves, he struggles to control his emotions and find the right words to tell her he cannot love her anymore.

  • Nicolas Wendl
    From the Woods
  • Nicolas Wendl
  • Nicolas Wendl
  • Sean Scott McCracken
    Key Cast
    From the Woods
  • Oriane Cabaré
    Key Cast
    Tu peux garder un secret?
  • Colin P. McDonald
    From the Woods
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5D Mark II
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Director Biography - Nicolas Wendl

Born in Munich, Germany and raised in the South of France, Nicolas Wendl discovered film early, two of his teenage-made shorts screening at Festivals in 2008 and 2009. This early recognition encouraged Wendl to pursue film in the United States at Chapman University's Dodge College, from which he graduated with Honors and a BFA in Film Production. During his time at university, Wendl produced two acclaimed shorts, "How They Smiled" (2011) and "From the Woods" (2013), both starring Richard Burgi and screening at festivals across the country and winning the Coney Island Film Festival and the Cape Fear International Film Festival. Wendl's work reflects a desire to uncover the deeply nuanced decision-making processes of seemingly everyday people. His films capture a reality-driven investigation into the human mind, held in balance by carefully measured tension and immaculate timing.
The trilingual director wrapped an indie feature shortly after graduating and now lives in Los Angeles, where he focuses on directing narrative films, music videos and commercials.

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Director Statement

Disillusioned was a passion project that was very dear to my heart due to the subject matter. The idea of fulfilling your wildest fantasy and what would come after such a monumental and emotional event was very intriguing to me, and in some ways personal too. Even though it was shot back in 2013 I shelved it for several years because I couldn't deal with releasing the short. Now that I have been able to distance myself from the story and characters, I am finally ready to release it and share it with the world.