The Goddamn Chicken

During lockdown a man is really bored so he watches TV and drinks beers... but an ugly creature is circulating !

An absurd & parodic COVID-19 short film.

  • Sévan Papazian
    Director
  • Sévan Papazian
    Writer
  • Shams El Din Cavelier
    Main Actor
  • Yar Mekhtigian
    Assistants
  • Camille Jaber
    Assistants
  • Alexy Papazian
    Actor
  • Camille Jaber
    Actor
  • Sévan Papazian
    DOP
  • Sévan Papazian
    Editor
  • Alexy Papazian
    Music (except where noted)
  • Amaury Audoin
    Color Grading
  • Alexy Papazian
    VFX
  • Sévan Papazian
    SFX
  • Alexy Papazian
    SFX
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le Poulet
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 25, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    350 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    French
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - MJM Graphic Design - Paris
Director Biography - Sévan Papazian

French and armenian from Egypt. Graduated from film editing school in 2020 in Paris.

Comedy-horror, absurdity, sci-fiction along with blues and garage-rock are the main interest.

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Director Statement

At school for our final year project we had to make a short film, but then the pandemic came in and everyone had to change their plans... Thanks to that, I wasn't really ambitious about the project I previously had.
So our new projects were reduced to technical solutions/restrictions : we had to adapt, we had to make something we what we had, that was the rule.
So I took my close friends who all have an artistic background (drama/cinema/music). I took a friend's camera, the actor's appartment, a skate board (classic), transparent string also my brother's sound skills, and a simple and dumb scenario I wrote with these elements I had in mind.

The idea came up when I was locked up with two close friends in south of france I was lockeddown with. One day, we wanted to cook chicken, so I took it out of the freezer in advance and had forgot about forthe next few days... It stinked ! And we didn't want the trash to stink so we left the chicken in the topperware and put it on the balcony...