A young boy fixes a broken bond by accepting the help of a grizzly looking man.

  • Juliette Joy ANQUETIL
    Fatima's not fucking retraining
  • Benjamin WOLFIN
  • Edgar VAZQUEZ
  • Jonah PAULL
    Key Cast
    Best Young Actor, The One Survivor of Conifer
  • Rob TREND
    Key Cast
    "Old Man"
  • Kirsten SHAW
    Key Cast
    The Poetess, in the tour of Ali to Karil
  • Justine NASSEF MAGDY
    Director Of Photography
  • Aimee ROBINSON
    First Assitant Director
  • Jake BYROM
    Original Music
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI Alexa Mini
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - London Film Academy
  • Student World Impact Film Festival SWIFF 2023

    United States
    June 21, 2023
    Official Selection and Nominated for the Best Short film award at SWIFF 2023
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival 2023
    United States
    February 4, 2023
    Official Selection Shorts Narrative
  • Capri, Hollywood - The International Film Festival 2022
    February 12, 2022
    Italy Premiere
    Official selection Capri Special Contest
  • London Independent Film Festival 2022
    United Kingdom
    April 1, 2022
    Official Selection UK Short Film
  • Concours de Courts Toulouse 2022
    April 15, 2022
    France Première
  • Austin Film Festival 2022
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    October 29, 2022
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection Narrative Student Short 2022
  • SHORT to the Point 2022
    November 2, 2022
    Official Selection Student Short
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions Hosted by @LiftOffGlobalNetwork

    February 12, 2022
    Official Selection
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 6, 2023
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Juliette Joy ANQUETIL

Attracted by unconventional universes, Juliette Joy ANQUETIL, born in Paris, France, likes to develop sensitive stories dealing with committed, sometimes heavy subjects revealing our consciences and souls.
After working on various productions since her early days, she started her artistic studies at the Cours Florent (French Acting School) in 2018.
Juliette officially began her career in front of the camera, alongside Gaspard ULLIEL and Freya MAVOR, in the role of Gwenn, a young woman who will reborn from the ashes, in the mini-series "Twice Upon A Time" directed by Guillaume NICLOUX for ARTE and broadcasted on NETFLIX in 2019. This experience on set reinforced her desire for cinema and her intention to explore the other side of the stage.
In 2019, she moved to London to pursue her film studies and enroll in the Filmmaking Bachelor at the London Film Academy to acquire in 2021 her diploma with honors and the solid knowledge and practical skills necessary for her future career as a director.
After exploring different positions on student films and external productions like music videos, reality TV and features, she now focuses on writing and directing.
Directing LET ME RIDE, Juliette imprints her artistic fiber on-screen and deals with the sensitive subject of dysfunctional families through a modern tale about breaking generational curses.

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Director Statement

The Boy and the Old Man are related but act like strangers at first, which shows how fragile their relationship is. We truly understand the situation when the mom comes back and tries to bring her child back inside, far from his grandad. I want this film to look simple, nothing more, nothing less than real life. The way it was written makes sense and does not call for artifices. We see this film as very observatory, going wide on wide lenses to emphasize the individual "isolation" of the characters and also symbolizing the wall between the old man and the boy by not having them in the frame at the same time until he takes his grandson's defense, to emphasize the evolution of their relationship.
This film is interesting because it treats the consequences of alcoholism and dysfunctional families outside of the central conflict. We do not see any abuse, just reactions to a situation caused by the abuse, which is a way to send a message without spilling out trauma on the screen. It is refreshing to see a new take on things. Situations like that happen every day, in all kinds of families across the world. Its strength is in its underlying message about the importance of good role models in a family. We hear a lot about "breaking generational curses" and positive growth lately. Everyone is very focused on healing, it is a good trend, and I feel that film is a real example of a healing situation. The past year and a half have been tough on social ties, making it a relevant way to carry a positive message.