Light of Dawn

Meeting for the first time, two strangers connect at a deep level. Together they drift into a dreamlike state discovering the fear, excitement and joy of falling in love. Trusting each other blindly and risking everything, under the ‚Light of Dawn’ they only grow closer in their dance of love.

‘Light of Dawn’ is a visual representation of the original circus act developed and choreographed by Duo Unity (Lea Toran Jenner & Francis Perreault) and has been performed on some of the biggest circus stages in the world, including the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Two strangers meet for the first time finding a deep connection that makes them drift into a dreamlike state in which anything seems possible. They discover the fear and excitment of falling in love.

  • Lea Toran Jenner
  • Lea Toran Jenner
  • Lea Toran Jenner
  • Lea Toran Jenner
    Key Cast
  • Francis Perreault
    Key Cast
  • Amalia Lumineau
    1st Assistant Director
  • Nico Lagarde
    Acting Coach
  • Jeremy Beuzeboc
    Directors of Photography
  • Yannick Bal
    Directors of Photography
  • Prasanth Vengatesan
    Camera Operators
  • Jeremy Beuzeboc
    Camera Operators
  • Kenny Vandal
    Camera Operators
  • Julien Cepolowicz
    1st Assistants Camera
  • Rami Ghorra
    1st Assistants Camera
  • Meggy Goumeziane
    1st Assistants Camera
  • Damien Richardot
    2nd Assistant Camera / DIT
  • Lamine FAL
    Chief Lighting Technician
  • Anaïs Jeannel
    Lighting Technicians
  • Hugo Fauvel
    Lighting Technicians
  • Brice Lukelo
    Lighting Technicians
  • Mathieu JEHL (Cinexo)
    Crane Operator
  • Jeremy Bembaron
    Studio Floor Manager
  • Jeremy Beuzeboc
    Set Designer
  • Mine Verges
    Costume Designer
  • Emilie Coutant
    Hair Stylist
  • Céline Lanclume
    Make-up Artist
  • Emmanuel Sami Said
  • Farah Melet
  • Jean-Louis Nzuzi
  • Jacques Delfosse
  • Emmanuel Duret
    Set Photographers
  • Laura Couloigner
    Set Photographers
  • Lea Toran Jenner
  • Jeremy Beuzeboc
  • Jeremy Beuzeboc
  • Jeremy Beuzeboc
    Visual Effects
  • Rogier Bosman
  • Matthew Richardson
    Graphic Designer
  • Invisu Studio (Paris)
  • Cinesyl
  • SAE Institute Paris
  • Puzzle Vidéo
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Lea Toran Jenner

Lea Toran Jenner discovered modern circus at the age of 5 and made it her mission to pursuit a career as a circus artist. Working hard to achieve this dream, she graduated from the National Circus School in Montreal in 2014 and has performed all over the world ever since. During her two year contract at the Moulin Rouge in Paris in 2017 & 2018, she discovered and fell in love with the art of filmmaking and cinema. Lea decided to go back to school in Paris to study Digital Film Making. "Light of Dawn" is the result of the combination of both of her biggest passions, circus and cinema.

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Director Statement

Love and especially falling in love is a theme that has been always used and reused in literature, art, music, cinema and poetry. It is an emotion that everybody can experience and relate to. This is probably why it is continuously used in all forms of art.

Falling in love can be frightening and complicated, can hurt deeply and destroy one’s life. Unfortunately, it is often portrayed as such in art and literature, but falling in love can also be beautiful and simple.

This is the form of love that I wanted to represent in my movie. Love can feel just right, love can make you stronger, love can make you trust blindly and make you feel safe and warm. I have too often heard from heartbroken friends that want to give up on love because they connect the feeling of love to pain and sorrow, or of people who cannot stand the idea of a sweet and cheesy love, which they can find repulsive. This is probably because they have never experienced love as it is supposed to feel: like a warm and cozy blanket, like sitting in front of a crackling fire when it is raining outside, like a soft ray of sunshine on your naked face, like the smell of spring on a morning walk, like dancing under the night sky in your own little world.