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The Underground Sistine Chapel

The Underground Sistine Chapel is a documentary film that follows the construction of a modern Sistine Chapel, in the heart of a former gold foundry in an impoverished corner of the suburbs of Paris.

  • Antoine Breuil
  • Yohann Grignou
  • Antoine Breuil
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    The Underground Sistine Chapel
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    1 hour 17 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2021
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Director Biography - Antoine Breuil, Yohann Grignou

In the world of extreme sport since its debut working with images. Initially focused on implementation of short films and advertising, he has an increasing vocation to realize documentaries. His short film Headway has won 4 international awards as well as several tens of millions views on social networks. Since then, another of his films has been broadwast on L’Oeil du Links of Canal + and he had the opportunity to broadcast one of his own creation on Ushuaïa Tv. Yohann has also created several formats on The Element’erre Project, an expedition on Penduick VI by Eric Tabarly in Greenland.

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Director Statement

Film Directors
Yohann Grignou & Antoine Breuil

« As directors & filmmakers, we wanted to document the work of an international artist whose approach goes against the grain of contemporary art. To tell the story of this major work by Pascal Boyart, it seemed obvious to us that we had to build a different experience, a different film, outside the frame.

We have a deep respect for his artist vision, and wanted to create a film that fits with it.

We wanted to have total freedom both in our creative process and in the distribution of this film.
We are young french directors, dreaming of cinema since our young ages, and we wanted to radically free ourselves from the traditional circuit of funding and distribution of cinema in France and in the world.
Offering this film for free was also the big challenge, for our little company.
Exploring something new, and jump into a big challenge with our own tools, just like Pascal was doing with this amazing challenge.

Why NFTs ? The decentralized Internet represents for us as well as for Pascal, a future track in our freedom to make films, and this film represents for us an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the uses. We now know that our next films at Samouraï Coop will be funded and created with a decentralized vision of its productions, and it’s exciting to be part of this revolution.

Now, whatever tools we used, the only thing important for us, is that movie, and we hope people will enjoy it as much as we were skin in the game, with all our love and energy in. »