Return To Sender is a short film about a young french postman who roams everyday on his bike over the dusty and lonely roads of a desert american small town.
Pierre lives for his obsession with old time hand-written letters and stamps but doesn't get to deliver much more than bills and junk mail. His only two friends, Albert and Barney, don’t quite understand his hopeless romanticism and devotion to his job. Pierre has gotten acquainted to daily mockery…until he stumbles across a new charming neighbor in the middle of all of that emptiness.
This short film was shot on a self-funded micro budget this past summer (2018) in the Californian desert, as a result of a collaboration between Lou Dubigeon (director) and Rebecca Hearn (producer).
Camille Charbeau played Pierre and Maddison Rothery, Lucy.
Return to Sender is currently in the final stages of post-production and needs extra funding in ordered to be finessed in post-production. This is where we need your support - This fundraiser will be used for the clearance of the song rights, the color grading, the completion of the rest of post-production and to apply to various film festivals across the world.
More about us:
- Lou Dubigeon (writer, director, editor)
Lou Dubigeon is a french writer and director based in Los Angeles and Paris. She started as an assistant director on feature-length and short films, and later entered a filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.
She now writes and directs her own short films, usually dramas infused with comedic elements. Her first personal project, The Blank Page (February 2018), was selected to be included in a dozen film festivals across the world and won awards and nominations (Best of its category, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Gold award, etc) and it is still running in the festival circuit. Her two next films, Raspberry Yogurt and Return to Sender, are now in post-production and should be completed at the start of 2019. She is currently developing another short film that ought to be shot in France at the end of the year as well as her first feature-length film.
- Rebecca Hearn (producer) aka Becky Bunz
Rebecca Hearn is a Creative Producer and Photographer based in Los Angeles CA. She is the owner of Henri Collective, a Production company that has produced a wide range of work from Commercials, Music videos, Editorials and advertisement content. She has produced music videos for artists such as The Weeknd, King Princess, Lil Yatchy and has produced content for high profile brands such as Prada and Acne Studios. Her work has been featured in Vogue Magazine, Dazed and Confused Mag, Billboard, Pitchfolk, L'Official etc. Return to Sender is her first narrative film.
- Leco Moura (director of photography)
Leco is an award winning Director of Photography and Photographer based in Los Angeles, CA.
As a cinematographer, Leco has shot variety of short films, fashion films and documentaries and music videos inside and outside the US.
He had movies awarded and/or showcased at various films festival across the globe like the Venice Film Festival (Italy), Sunset Film Festival, Indie film Fest Awards, The Taste Awards, Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Sherman Oaks Film Festival, Indie Flicks Film Festival, Studio City Film Festival.
Most recently he won Best Cinematography and best film on a RED competition with a short film named Jimbo, and also had the same film considered by the Academy, being finalist on a Oscars qualified event.
A Henri Collective Production
Pierre - Camille Charbeau ; Lucy - Maddison Rothery
Barney - James Goyette
Albert - Thomas Easterwood
Joelle - Vicky Blevins
Tourist - Kyle Sayler
Director and Writer - Lou Dubigeon
Producers - Rebecca Hearn, Lou Dubigeon
Line producer - Cindy Quijada
1st AD - Abby Zahuranec
Script Supervisor - Ana J Karenina
DP - Leco Moura
1st AC - Marley Maitland
2nd AC - Trevor Breithaupt
Grip - Sean Dodds
Gaffer - Louven Reyes
Art Department - Carson Wach
Costume Designer - Lauren Rothery
Hair and Make up - Ana J Karenina
Sound Mixer - Paul Davis
Catering - Alex Le French Rooster
Editor - Lou Dubigeon
VFX - Alexander Sokolov
Score recorded and produced at the Musicians Institute Film Music Intensive, Hollywood
Composer Lu Zhang under the mentoring of Craig Richey
Sound Designer Jose Estrada, Andrew Reyna
Recorded and mixed by Shaun Youth
Music Supervisor Thomas Villano
Thank you for your donation, we look forward to sharing the film with you!
Risks and challenges
There is no risk of this project not being achieved since it has already been shot, we just want to have extra funding in order to have the best finished product possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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