Joseph turns 42 (Or the Inconsistency of Wonders)

A disillusioned daydreamer vacationing on the Côte d’Azur decides to embrace every weird and wonderful adventure that comes his way.

  • Paul Maziere
    Director
  • Paul Maziere
    Writer
  • Paul Maziere
    Producer
  • Julien Cornwall
    Producer
  • Ashley Teague
    Producer
  • Trevor Murphy
    Key Cast
    "Joseph"
  • Ben Gardner Gray
    Key Cast
    "Gonzo"
  • Sanja Gregorcic
    Key Cast
    "Mia"
  • Et Ng
    Director of Photography
  • Karina Michel Feld
    Executive Producer
    Little Miss Sumo
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Paul Maziere

Paul Maziere is a French London-based writer-director, producer and director of photography.
After a first cycle of studies in various bodies (economics, psychology, philosophy), Paul continued his master's education at the London Film School while gaining experience in other roles (script -edition, photography, etc.).

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Director Statement

The indo-european languages often use a poor vocabulary for what we call "love". But in ancient Greece, there was as many as the seven gods who each represented an aspect of it. In the Cratylus, Plato insists on differentiating Himeros(desire of something finite) and Pothos (longing for something absent, that doesn't have a material aspect).

I always wanted to write a story about a disillusioned man, who lost all of his Himeros and discovers his inner Pothos , so to speak. The middle aged, existential crysis prone man who will do anything not to be doing "anything". This was Joseph as he first appeared to me : someone who will question his Kosmos so hard that it will detonate something. And what a more appropriate place for this to happen than the lush and beautiful Côte d'Azur : an overwhelming contrast between a burning heart and the calm blue sea, put down on celluloïd.