Un autre jour à LA

A French/American couple fights then makes up during what seems to be just another day at the beach. We realize at the end that the action takes place 183 days after the Big One and the couple are refugees who took shelter in the cliffs of Malibu.

  • Marie Tollec
  • Marie Tollec
  • Jill Von Dae
  • Luana Proffit
    Key Cast
  • Dave Patnaik
    Key Cast
  • Austin Bugarin
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Un autre jour à LA
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dystopian, Action, Disaster
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, French
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Director Biography - Marie Tollec

Marie is a movie Director with 3 shorts currently in post production: “Un autre jour a LA”, an immigration based comedy called “Who brings ice to a funeral?” and a short movie which stars a cat called “Penpawls”.
She directed these movies through the UCLA extension program where she follows classes on the art of directing.
Born and raised in France, she lives in Burbank, CA where she is an Effects Animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Her credits include “Inception”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows, part 2”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “James Bond: Spectre”, “The Revenant” and “Moana”.

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Director Statement

As an expat I have always believed it would be interesting to explore the sometimes antagonistic reactions of a couple who comes from different countries.
Given the current climate, this study in character seems more relevant than ever.
French people, though they can be very direct, are know to be more pessimistic, while americans seem to always keep a positive take on life.
The antagonist reactions sharpen the tensions in their relationship as the couple’s situation can be viewed as a very positive one, in the sense that they survived, or a really negative one, in the sense that this great place, malibu hills is now their prison, their purgatory.
This is ever more so relevant nowadays with many people seeking shelter in their own homes, that can become like a prison.