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A short film about a young secluded postman who longs for the days of hand-written letters.
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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. 

  • CREDITS 

A Henri Collective Production

 CAST

Pierre - Camille Charbeau ; Lucy - Maddison Rothery 

Barney - James Goyette 

Albert - Thomas Easterwood

Joelle - Vicky Blevins

Tourist - Kyle Sayler

CREW

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! 

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