Watch the first Part of my last film DERAILED here: http://www.youtube.com/watch... If you like it, Pledge something to help me reach my goal.
More info on the current project here: www.aboutvincent.com
Late night. After an argument with his wife CLARA, VINCENT -a young father suffering from brain seizures and memory loss after a car accident- wakes up alone in his car, parked in an isolated gas station. What is he doing here? Vincent's memory is blur. He does'nt clearly remember.
Random flashes of his life start emerging:
- The 1st time Vincent kisses his wife,
- The moment Clara gave birth,
- Her screaming,
- The fear of loosing her…
Vincent's main problem: he doesn't remember WHEN he is in his life? Is he right now parked in this Gas station? with his wife home? or just recovering from a car accident?
Disturbed by these flashes, Vincent gets out of his car only to notice a black SUV parked few feet from his car, motionless. He approaches the SUV with tinted windows, then cups his hand around his eyes. It is too dark in there... Vincent presses in to look closer when spots blood appearing on the glass window! Inside the SUV a woman struggles against a man who is holding a Stanley knife. The woman is now dead! Vincent rushes inside the gas station building.
The Attacker emerges out of the SUV and starts chasing him.
Will Vincent escape from this startling nightmare? What if this traumatic
night was the only way for Vincent to accept who he really is?
This is my third short film after DERAILED.
I am a Film Maker and a professional Screenwriter with 6 years of experience in Europe. I've written a dozen one-hour episodes for prime time TV since 2004 (french CSI, 'Lea Parker,' and Alias-type of spy show). I've also worked as a reader and story consultant for EUROPACORP for almost two years. They are a major production company in Europe, having produced "TAKEN," "The Fifth Element" and "From Paris with love" (enclosed a reference letter from Europacorp).
You can find my Bio on Imdb by searching 'Nicolas Simonin' or Go to this link WWW.DETOUR.FR/PDF/BOOKLET to know more about my film maker philosophy.
MY PREVIOUS AWARDS WINNING FILM:
My last film "DERAILED" got a great response here in the USA with 5 Awards (among them Best Weird Tale Brown Jawkin Award at H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival 2010, Best foreign Film at Fort Worth Fearless Film festival, Outstanding Achievement at New Port Beach Film Festival 2010) and 12 festivals screenings around the world.
Check www.detour.fr for more details (You can save the hero of the film on this website). Or these links (press reviews): http://www.ilikehorrormovies.com/2010/11/short-derailed-2010.html
HOW I WILL USE THE $6000:
I will be using the money to pay for equipment, food, props, SFX, actors, post-production, editing, sound design, and some of the marketing.
WHY I NEED THAT MONEY:
I financed my previous film DERAILED all by myself. It was tough, but worth it.
Today I cannot afford to finance VINCENT all by myself. Besides, I think it is a great opportunity to share this filming experience with you (long before any Q&A after a Festival Screening).
The internet offers amazing tools to share and communicate. Since I got an audience with DERAILED, I think this is the right time to share.
IN EXCHANGE FOR YOUR SUPPORT YOU'LL HAVE ACCESS TO ALL ''VINCENT'' BACKSTAGE and more (check the Pledges).
ALL OR NOTHING:
I need to reach $6000 in pledges by January the 5th. We have one month and a half to achieve this goal. I will share the most that I can during this Month and a Half to prove to you that VINCENT is a great and solid project.
MY CURRENT SITUATION:
I am now living in the LA area with the purpose of expanding my career as a Film Maker mostly in Thriller and Horror films. I work free lance as an editor. I also work sometime as a Story Consultant, since I am continuously improving my English writing and my expertise as a screenwriter still working with France.
More info about the film: www.aboutvincent.com or www.DETOUR.FR
"DERAILED" 5 awards:
Best Weird Tale at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Best foreign Film au Fearless Film Festival 2010, Texas
Outstanding Achievement for a Short au New Port Beach Film Festival 2010
Best Short à l’Accolade Film Festival 2010
Quaterly Short Winner au Famous Monsters Film Festival 2010
"DERAILED" 12 Festival screenings:
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2010 – October 2010
ScreamFest Film Festival 2010, Los Angeles – October 2010
Sainte Maxime Horror film Festival - October 2010
New Port Beach Film Festival 2010 – April 2010
A night of Horror 2010, Sydney Australie – April 2010
Fearless Film Festival 2010, Forth Worth Texas – May 2010
Indie Film Festival 2010, Colorado – May 2010
SouthSide Film Festival , Bethlehem NYC –June 2010
Famous Monster Film Festival 2010, Indianapolis – June 2010
Accolade Film Festival 2010, La Jolla 2010 –August 2010
2010 Eerie Horror Film Festival, Edinboro Pennsylvanie – October 2010
San Diego Horror film Festival 2010, San Diego – November 2010