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Eloïse, little dreamer

Log line:

"Police brutality seen through the eyes of a child.


"The realities of celebration and protest are blurred as young Eloise traverses streets full of colour and sound, in search of the one face that that will provide her comfort."

  • Myriam L. Obin
    Graduate student 2015
  • Myriam L. Obin
    Concordia university, Mel Hoppenheim school of cinema
  • Vincent L. Pratte
    Key Cast
    Music composer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Eloïse, petite rêveuse
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    fantasy, slice of life, politic satire, adventure, horror
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Polskafree25, visual art competition
    May 11, 2015
    Grand Prize
  • Tally short film festival (Tallahassee)
    200 S. Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
    February 7, 2015
    USA premiere
  • Pune short film festival (india)
    10/24E Paschima Nagari near City Pride theatre Kothrud Pune – 411052, Maharashtra, India
    January 3, 2015
  • Film exchange (Texas)
    February 21, 2015
    texas premiere
  • Animex Award (UK)
    February 13, 2015
  • A.B.M.N FF (San Francisco)
    San Fransisco
    January 16, 2015
  • (In) justice for all film festival (Chicago)
  • Artemis film Festival (Santa Monica)
  • RxSM self medicated film festival (Texas)
  • Soul 4 Reel film festival (Maryland)
  • New York City international film festival
    time square
    May 4, 2015
    new york
    Best international animated film
  • Long story short (washington)
  • Firereel film festival (California)
  • Seattle International film festival (new wave)
  • Starfest 15 (Florida)
  • Cinerama BC (Balneário Camboriú)
  • KIdsfilmfest (Brooklyn)
  • Cinema Monster film festival (Pennsylvania)

    Best experimental film
  • Frederick film festival (Maryland)
  • Global Revolution Festival (New York)
  • Animation block (Brooklyn)
  • Rhode Island international film fesitval
    August 8, 2015
    Best Children's animation
Director Biography - Myriam L. Obin

I studied at Concordia University where I was able to explore the different angles and techniques of animated films. I enhanced my Bachelor by studying abroad in Paris at the Beaux-Arts. During my stay, I specialized in story telling which led me to publish my first comic book. My graduation film, Éloïse, little dreamer, was presented in over 60 film festivals and won 6 award and 3 special mention.

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Director Statement

Artistic reason

I wanted to make a film feeling a little bit like a dream, showing a peaceful protest being repressed by the system in place, but from the point of view of a neutral spectator, Eloise. At first the crowd in the city brings this impression of creation and action, but this quickly becomes too overwhelming for the little girl. In this fiction the reasons for the protest are never explained. Just like Eloise the spectator is not aware of what is happening. The spectators are welcome to make their own assumption about the story behind this chaos. After all, every country has differing viewpoints depending on their history. At some point the tension just keeps on rising and the more Eloise fells powerless, the smaller she gets. The worst part is, she does not know if her sister is caught in the battle. Since Eloise can’t recognize people, anybody could be her sister.