Wonderland

A girl and a boy fall in love. The girl finally decides to break up with him, leaving him in the depths of his sadness. This story shows the dark side of love, through the eyes of an innocent young woman and those of a broken-hearted young man. Welcome to our Wonderland.

  • Silvan Harker
    Director
  • Paul Chaumont
    Director
  • Max Teste
    Director
  • Silvan Harker
    Writer
  • Paul Chaumont
    Producer
  • Clément Anselmo
    Key Cast
    "The young man"
  • Margaux Bonnement
    Key Cast
    "The young woman"
  • Méverick Graux
    Key Cast
    "The cop"
  • Sylvie Gorak
    1st Assistant Director
  • Nathalie Bouillet
    Art Director
  • Alexis Brun-Baronnat
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Julia Calop
    Costume Designer
  • Véronique Fontana
    Make-up Artist
  • Yann Charpentier
    Hair Stylist
  • Evan Gauter
    Sound Designer
  • Thomas Blanc-Jouvan
    Scripts
  • Marie Michel
    Scripts
  • Garance Dumont
    Still Photographer
  • Mathieu Degrange
    Making-of
  • Philippe Bouillet
    Location Managers
  • Edwige Bouillet
    Location Managers
  • Renée Thuillier
    Catering
  • Jean Thuillier
    Catering
  • Antoine Dumont
    Firearm Coach
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Numérique, GH5S
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Premiere at Pathé Chavant
    Grenoble
    France
    January 26, 2019
    World Premiere
    Special Event
  • Culture Clip at Aquarium Ciné-Café
    Lyon
    France
    November 22, 2019
    Culture Clip #12
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Silvan Harker, Paul Chaumont, Max Teste

My name is Silvan Harker. I'm 26, from France, and I am author, composer, singer, musician and founder of my own music label (Silvan Harker Music) as an entrepreneur. As far as I can remember, I have always been crazy about music. I grew up with AC/DC, Nirvana and Kiss in my ears, but with the groovy rhythms of A-ha and the rock ballads of Scorpions and Aerosmith in my heart too. To sum up, a pop/rock education that I try to use when I compose and write my own songs!

Over the years, I participated in several contests (including the European Songwriting Awards) and in a lot of local live performances (World Music Day, acoustic live concerts in restaurants and pubs, college live performances, etc.).

I took singing and piano classes, and I have learnt the guitar on my own. I learnt how to compose music on computers on different softwares too, to have more possibilities of writing and composition in my home studio.

In 2018, some major evolutions happened in my artistic career: first, I released Wonderland on YouTube and on all the main social networks, with a real success in a very few weeks. It encouraged me to participate in several contests and business events, to meet new people and extend my network internationally and to develop again and again my project.

After the MIDEM, in Cannes, I got more than 20 contract offers from music labels (majors and independent labels). Finally, I decided to sign a contract with 35Grad, a German digital distribution label, partner with Spotify, Netflix and Believe Digital. Then, everything went crazy! Two covers released on YouTube (with almost 20 000 views thanks to just those two covers), job offers to compose soundtracks for movies and short-movies, the production of my new single, and the shooting of my first clip… To sum up, an amazing dream that became my reality!

In the winter 2018, I shot my first clip, Wonderland, in collaboration with two very talented film-makers: Paul Chaumont and Max Teste. With more than 20 staff members and 18 shooting locations, that clip project became something huge! We even had a premiere at the Pathé Chavant cinema, in front of more than 150 people. A real success for a first clip, with almost 30000 views on YouTube!

Now, I have more than 100 000 views on my YouTube channel, more than 20000 streams on my Spotify profile (for only 4 songs released), and I'm currently working on the next tracks and a brand new clip for my song "Mister Chapman". More, I began to work with different artists all around the world, as an author and topliner. A life made of music, and music only!

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Director Statement

The idea behind Wonderland was to show a love story in a different way that what we already knew. Love can be beautiful, but it can lead to madness too, and sometimes we don't pay enough attention to people that suffer from a love story that ended in a bad way. Through that video, I wanted to show a slow dive into darkness that starts with something as beautiful as a love story.

I also wanted to show that people (relatives, police officers, teachers, etc.) often don't give enough credits to a person who says that she or he is harassed by an ex-boy(girl)friend. This story is of course a fiction, but it is based on real facts that hundreds of women and men lived. I wanted to show this kind of stories as a neutral narrator, because I don't want to blame anyone through this video. I just wanted to tell a sad story, to show with brutal images how love can become something dark.

And finally, I wanted to give to the audience a real short-movie, not only a classic video clip, to break the barrier between music and cinema.