Private Project

I'll Drive

A mad scientist has had enough of his lonely and empty existence.
He secretly builds what he hopes to be the ideal woman. A companion. He manages to create a perfect human body but now faces the challenge of giving it life. Can he deal with the outcome of this experiment?

  • Omar Perineau
    Director
  • Victoria Chernukha
    Producer
  • Pavel Ananich
    Producer
  • Omar Perineau
    Producer
  • Teun Kuilboer
    Key Cast
    "Julius"
  • Mallory June
    Key Cast
    "Mallory"
  • Ruzbeh Babol
    Director of Photography
  • Gijs Stollman
    Music & Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ASVOFF
    Paris
    France
    January 20, 2020
    European premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Omar Perineau Films
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Omar Perineau

Omar Perineau was born in the United States in 1978. He spent his early childhood on a remote farm of the Appalachians before moving to France with his family in the 1980's. His self-taught career led him to become a producer and later a director.

His first short film ‘Nouvelle Vague’ has been broadly acclaimed through Europe and the US with tens of nominations and many prizes such as three times best film (Los Angeles, Barcelona and Porto)
Omar lives in Los Angeles since 2019.

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Director Statement

The idea for the film first came about two years ago during a lunch with friends. If we cannot find her, why not build her from scratch? The ideal woman. 

At first it was to be a fashion film with a sci-fi edge to it.
But when I started writing, I quickly understood that the film was asking for more. A moody assemblage of styled shots was not going to cut it. 

The setting was a metaphor for what I was going through. The most challenging life decision I have ever made. Wanting to become a Film Director and having to bring that dream to life all by myself. 

This insight had a disturbing effect on me and also so many similarities with Julius - the guy you will see on screen. 
The beauty of a dream, the brutality of its pursual, the loneliness of the endeavour and its unpredictable outcome. Though I must add, without spoiling too much, that my own personal journey is just beginning.

Oh and as a cherry on top came the natural passing of power from men to women. Which kind of wrote itself into the story. 

Hope you enjoy the film.