note: if the project does not meet its goal, NONE of the backers will be charged! if it does, it will be FULLY produced!
What We Talk About When We Talk About Sex is a series of short films that explores the complex net of relationships of six young adults who find themselves living in the same house near Luxembourg city.
The series deals with the generation Y and their vision of love and sex. At a time of infinite choice, of speedy connections, are we still able to communicate and create meaningful relationships? Is sex another object of consumption or a part of our identity? What does language bring to this and how can it create a common ground on relationships?
The characters have between 25 and 35 years old, born in the late 80s-early 90s, they are the kids of the Internet. In Europe, they are the generation after revolutions, after prospects of war, the generation of globalization, traveling, career-choosing, the one that has in front of itself all the possibilities! But what choice do we make about sex and what does it mean?
Luca - Diogo Fernandes
Born in Lisbon, Diogo Fernandes studied at E.P.A.O.E. a circus school in Lisbon, starting with 14 years old. After performing in several theatre stages, Diogo starred in different soap-operas and TV series in Portugal among them Morangos com açúcar and My love. Recently in Luxembourg, he performed in the National Theatre with Wäiss Kanéngchen, rout Kanéngchen and in the Théâtre des Capucins in Letters from Luxembourg.
Diogo plays the character of Luca, recently arrived from Portugal in Luxembourg to work in a bank, a disillusioned dreamer.
Adèle - Larisa Faber
Larisa was born in Romania and raised in Luxembourg in a multilingual home. She trained at Drama Centre, London, and works in five languages. Most recently, she starred in Angelo by Markus Schleinzer and Bad Banks by Christian Schwochow .
Larisa plays Adèle, an open-minded bisexual artist with strong opinions and best advice.
Nicolas - Dimitri Besicovitch
Dimitri Besicovitch is a French actor and stuntman from Paris. He studied the Actor Studio method at the International theater school Blanche Salant. At the moment, he is starring in Stardust by Raphael Buisson and worked also with the director Adrien Jeannot on two short movies Marée Basse and La fille du Lac which have been selected in some of the most famous genre Festivals in France, The PIFFF and Gérardmer.
Dimitri plays the role of a laid-back, serial seducer, who is forced to remember his first true love.
Claire - Catherine Dauphin
Recently turning myself to acting, I had the chance to play a small role in Rumpelstilzchen by Myriam Müller and to star in Flowers by Ismene Daskarolis.
I play the role of Claire, the confused romantic who wants to date everyone and no one at the same time.
Dan - Paul Robert
Half Capeverdean half Luxembourgish, Paul studied film directing at French cinema school ESRA before becoming a full-time actor. He recently played in Sawah by Adolf El Assal.
Paul plays Dan, the eternally happy and positive guy, who thinks that all sex is good and worth it!
Anton - Philippe Meyrer
Philippe studied acting at Actor's Sud in Marseille. He is a Luxembourgish actor who has appeared in many national productions such as Disparue en Hiver, Baby(a)lone, Les Survivants.
Philippe plays Anton, ex-party goer turned healthy vegan, and one who definitely doesn't believe in fu$kbuddies.
We are lucky to have incredible locations for the project. The house is a beautiful architect's house near the city, with many scenes taking place in the garden.
There will also be scenes filmed in the extraordinary skatepark Péitruss:
as well as the Haute-sure Lake in the north of Luxembourg:
Here are a few other people involved on the project so far:
Cinematography - Mate Papp
Set Design - Raoul Gross
Graphics - Jeff Poitiers
As a director, I have made several short fiction films that have been selected in international film festivals (Uppsala, Reykjavik, Odense...) and have recently directed two short documentaries, one for the Mudam (Modern art Museum in Luxembourg) and for the CNA (Centre National Audiovisuel). www.catherinedauphin.com
SO FINALLY, where will your money go?
- Equipment (camera and sound)
- Talent and Crew
Your money will enable us to produce this series and make it into a full-fledged film!
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org either during or after the campaign with any questions, we would love to hear from you.
Note: if the goal is not met, none of the backers will be charged!
Risks and challenges
Film shootings are always exciting and stressful times. It's been over a year since I started writing the scripts for this series and when the shooting comes, there will be a lot of pressure to realize the stories to their full potential. This is why we need to work in good conditions and have the means to realize the film's vision.
Even if the project is ambitious (17 days of shooting, small crew, low budget), we are driven by a lot of passion and most of us know each other and have worked together previously. This means that the project is already sustained by trust and communication. Most of us also have several years of experience in Film, enough to know the necessary predicaments and possible problems.
With all this in mind, I am confident it will be a great experience and that with our determination and love of film, the production will be a success.
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