Dark Sirens

We live in a world where music is forbidden.
While the club look like old factories, the only music left is the melodies in the hallunications of the alienated ones.
Wandering in the streets like mad men, they whisper the melodies of the tracks they used to play.

The Special Sound Agents (SSA) are watching the streets of Dark Sirens making sure not any noise might be a melody.

Syncope and her resistance group decide to rebel and do what they to the best: music.

  • Chirine Tarhouny
    Director
  • Axel Lauhon
    Director of photography, camera, colorist
  • Chirine Tarhouny
    Writer
  • Sutharan Suthaa
    VFX
  • Aurélie Dourdet
    Aesthetic Designer (costumes and scenography)
  • Chirine Tarhouny
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Chirine Tarhouny

Chirine Tarhouny, aka Syncope, is a multi-faceted artist and an exceptional leader.

She began her artistic career as a child by writing texts, novels, scenarios before switching to music production.
Recognized for her talents as a DJ and producer of electronic music, she has played in many cities in France but also in Canada, Colombia, Belgium...

In parallel to her performances, Chirine has collaborated with numerous and diverse musical organizations for various missions: technical direction of concerts, conception of event projects, cultural mediation, and even a documentary film project.
It is this last experience which plunged her into the world of cinema. She then decided to direct her first video clip, and fell deeply in love with directing. The adrenaline, the mix of arts, the leadership, everything is there to fascinate Chirine.

In 2020, she writes her first script during the confinement due to covid-19. At the beginning of 2021, she shoots "Dark Sirens", a dystopic fiction of 20 minutes. Self-produced and self-financed, the rendering is of a professional quality and nobody can guess that it is her first film and that she never had any training in cinema.

Chirine Tarhouny intends to make her way to the biggest international film festivals, being a director but also a scriptwriter and sound designer of her own films.
Through her creations, she immerses us in the depths of her mind, in a dark and dystopian register.

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