Private Project

Reflective Blue

A deserted aquarium at night provides whispers of an unlikely companionship. A boy and a janitor contemplate ideas on loneliness. Is loneliness a chosen refuge or a forced enclosure? Real or imagined? Relationships are redefined in front of a backdrop of blue light and enchanting real animals.

  • Jocelyn Harp
  • Jocelyn Harp
  • Ziyi Chen
  • Archibald Cowan
    Key Cast
  • Atticus McDonald
    Key Cast
    "The boy "
  • Nicolas Pajusco
  • Y.H.Echo Du
    Sound Design
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    Fantasy, Dreamy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    16,000 CNY
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Director Biography - Jocelyn Harp

The 21 years old French filmmaker, Jocelyn Harp was born in Lyon, and has been passionate about cinema and storytelling, creating his own short films, since the age of 10. It is during a difficult period, while being a teenager, that his fascination for films reached a peak, motivating him to learn the filmmaking process as well as English and Chinese. As soon as he could, he started to direct his own short films and put them into festivals, in France, and internationally.
In 2018, Jocelyn’s short film « Lilly's Wait » was selected, then winner of the prestigious Gold Remi Award at the 51st international film festival WorldFest Houston, in the student short film category. Winners of this award include Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, George Lucas, the Cohen brothers… Jocelyn is one of the youngest filmmakers to ever win the Gold (at the age of 19).
After finally obtaining his specialized Scientific High School Diploma, he left France for a year, moving to Shanghai, where he could write and direct the short film “Reflective Blue” as his first international project, produced in China, with a Chinese crew, and shot in English with American actors.

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Director Statement

The aquarium has always been for me a place with a magical atmosphere, a world of magic. As the title of the film"Reflective Blue" suggests, we enter a place capable of immersing us in a very particular state of reflection, because in its omnipresent blue, symbol of life, of the essence of life, we can see reflected, our own self and thoughts, and without a doubt, an infinity of other matters with it. It is a bluish miniverse with unique properties, with its own temporality, its own laws, and its own mysteries ...