«If the last surviving soldier of the first World War wanted to get rid of the terrible burden that kept him alive ... his name would be Simon Rosenberg.»

  • Patrice Guillain
  • Patrice Guillain
  • Patrice Guillain
  • Antonin Schopfer
    Key Cast
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    8 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
    February 4, 2018
    best director
Director Biography - Patrice Guillain

After a brief immersion in
military life and a more
complete experience in
journalism, I joined the National Conservatory of
Dramatic Art of Lille where for three years, I enriched myself in reading the great playwrights. When I left, I played in «IN » : « Les Parisiens » written and directed by Pascal Rambert, with Jean-Paul
Roussillon, I played his son, spending 6 months
rubbing shoulders with this immense actor, an incomparable experience. My foray into the world of cinema was only
technical, as I became a grip. I learnt the art of the traveling shot on : « Les gens normaux n’ont rien
d’exceptionnel » by Laurence Ferrera Barbossa, « Oublie moi » by Noémie Lowsky or « Portrait chinois » by Martine Dugowson . I went to Quebec to improve myself, in shooting « Le polygraphe » by Robert Lepage, then I came back to France as key grip on « J’aimerais pas
crever un dimanche » by Didier Le Pecheur,
« Ouvrez le chien » by Pierre Dugowson. On one of these films I met a weapons supervisor, and I
become an armorer for movies. I worked on action movies where I learned a lot, « Ronin » by John Frankenheimer, « Taxi » by Gérard Pires, « The ninth gate » by Roman Polanski. By working with Robert De Niro or Johnny Depp, I met their own technical advisors for weapons and I decided to take that step, so I became one. I

contacted intervention teams, police and military to improve myself. So I could share this experience with actresses and actors in the handling and safety inherent to firearms. I went to Germany, where there is a real demand and I work on « Straight shooter » by Thomas Bonn with Denis Hopper. I stayed for two years, shooting a lot of TV show, notably « The clown » in Cologne. I then returned to France to work on « Nids de guêpes » by Florent Siri, « Engrenages (Spiral) », and « Sécurité intérieures » for Canal +. On the set, the actors and directors would ask me for my
opinion on the script. So I pursued a five-week scriptwriting internship at CIFAP (workshop for scriptwriters). That same year, I met Jimmy Laporal Trésor, scriptwriter on the teaser of « La cité rose » by Julien Abraham, where I worked as a police and weapons technical
advisor. He decided to write me in for the character of Jacquot , head of the police department. With this experience, I became an actor and worked in « A bout portant » by Fred Cavayé, « TV Gaucho » by Michel Leclerc, TV shows, commercials. Acting gives me even more desire to write, and my background as a technical advisor inspires me to restore a veracity in the fields of the police and military. So naturally the job of scriptwriter led me to direct two short films « KOJACQUES » and « LA DER DES DER ».

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