Private Project

DIVA Orchestra - Time in a bottle (Short Version)

Time in a bottle is a classical American song, written and played by Jim Croce in 1973.

This music video, from a unique orchestral arrangement of the original track and performed by the DIVA Orchestra, was shot in only one day during the pandemic at the historical monument "Theatre de la Renaissance" in Paris. A major and famous theater built in 1872 by Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas.

Subtle references to the classical french movie "Les enfants du Paradis" ("Children of Paradise") by Marcel Carné and Jacques Prévert feature in this video.

The set gathered more than 40 characters, artists and so on…
The song was performed by the French singer Coralie Royer, surrounded by many European artists, including members of the Wiener Royal Orchestra.

More than a music video, it is the first project directed by Aurelien Durand, and the very first short film produced by VOXO Productions.

  • Aurelien Durand
  • Aurelien Durand
  • Coralie Royer
    Key Cast
  • Alain Dorval
    Key Cast
    "The Troop Leader"
  • Brian Messina
    Key Cast
    "The Prince"
  • Dominique Dumont
    Key Cast
    "Coralie, older"
  • Laetitia Garcia
    Key Cast
    "Pierrot (Baptiste)"
  • Angie Violonist
    Key Cast
  • Cédric Vagnières
    Key Cast
    "The Showhost"
  • Jean Lugowski
    Key Cast
    "The Marquis"
  • Myriam Bouskour
    Key Cast
    "The Courtesan"
  • Jean-Stéphane Guéret
    Key Cast
    "The Dandy"
  • Sophie Bergeret
    Key Cast
  • Aline Berenguer
    Key Cast
    "The Marquise"
  • Alice Durand
    Key Cast
    "Little dancer 1"
  • Léa Durand
    Key Cast
    "Little dancer 2"
  • Gaëtanne Ibarra
    Key Cast
    "The Opener"
  • Andres Ibarra
    Key Cast
    "A Worker"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Drama, Classical, Theatrical
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, French
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Aurelien Durand