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An American vlogger moves to Paris in search of a camgirl in this millennial short about digital identity, love, and surveillance.
An American vlogger moves to Paris in search of a camgirl in this millennial short about digital identity, love, and surveillance.
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"I don't want to live in a world where everything that I say, everything I do, everyone I talk to, every expression of creativity or love or friendship is recorded."  -Edward Snowden 

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 What is this all about?

Paris Love Conspiracy is a narrative short film for festival competition and widespread internet distribution. Our goal is to produce an artistic project that will serve as a response to the most pressing issues of our generation and create a larger discourse about our themes and ideas. This is a film by millennials for millennials--a commentary on our digital culture and its consequences and meaning. 

In its most basic narrative breakdown, PLC is the story of a successful, yet existentially troubled vlogger who moves to Paris in search of a camgirl. What unfolds is a journey into the nature of his own identity through a tangled web of conspiracy and digital surveillance. 

What happens when a digital relationship is manifested in the real world?
What happens when a digital relationship is manifested in the real world?

This is not just a "boy falls in love with girl and is then chased by techno-cult" story. We want to touch on the ideas and experiences that result from extending our lives into the digital realm. The film is founded on a collection of new media aesthetics and hopes to accurately represent what it means to be connected in 2014:

  • Have you ever felt like your online activity was being watched by someone else? 
  • When you get a notification on your phone do you feel physically compelled to check what it is? 
  • Have you ever had a friendship or romantic relationship with someone without ever meeting them?

Who are we?

Vincent Dale and Juan Sebastian Baron on the set of No Real Than You Are.
Vincent Dale and Juan Sebastian Baron on the set of No Real Than You Are.

Vincent Dale (Writer/Director) and Juan Sebastian Baron (Cinematographer) have been making films together since they were 15. They set out to tell stories about their views and experiences, and aggressively push their interpretation of the medium. Both of them have dedicated their lives to this work. Their most recent project, No Real Than You Are, accomplished their goals of bringing widespread attention to the issue of the Florida opiate epidemic.

Our team on this film includes many veterans from No Real Than You Are including Van Jazmin (Producer) and Kat Wilson (Production Manager). Paris Love Conspiracy will be scored by LA Based DJ/Producer Clinton VanSciver, who also created the piece from our teaser.

LA based DJ/Producer Clinton VanSciver.
LA based DJ/Producer Clinton VanSciver.

Additionally, we will be joined by Julián Gomez (Production Designer), a Colombian artist and theater designer based out of Lyon, France.  Julian graduated from the University of San Buenaventura with a degree in architecture in 2012.  His aesthetics derive from nature, the esoteric, internet culture, and anthropology.  

We also look forward to introducing our Paris based crew in the next few weeks. 

Who is in it? 

Jude Flannelly will play the YouTube vlogger Oùest Brian.
Jude Flannelly will play the YouTube vlogger Oùest Brian.

Jude Flannelly is an actor/playwright from Sarasota, Florida. A graduate of Florida State University's School of Theater, he has trained with Thomas Richards of the Grotowski Workcenter, studied classical Shakespearean technique at the London Study Center in Bloomsbury, and has worked on Improvisational comedy with acclaimed comedian Michael Gelman at the Second City theater in Chicago. His most recent work, "The Two Gentlemen of Virginia," just made its premiere with Endstation Theater Company at Sweet Briar College in Central Virginia.

Audrey Scherer will play an American vlogger.
Audrey Scherer will play an American vlogger.

Audrey Scherer is an actress, vlogger, and photographer from Sarasota, Florida. She holds a degree in Photography from the Ringling College of Art and Design. Audrey also hosts two popular YouTube channels.  Paris Love Conspiracy marks the second time she will be working with Vincent after recently playing the lead role in No Real Than You Are. 

We're holding auditions in Paris in mid July and look forward to introducing our French cast thereafter. 

Where is the $$$ going?

We've found the means to independently finance our travel and living expenses in Parus, which means that 100% of the Kickstarter pledges will show up on screen in the form of equipment rentals, location fees, props, costumes, etc.  We're not here to profit, this work is our passion.  Every member of the core crew is volunteering their time so we can make this film.  This means that your Kickstarter pledge will make it to the screen to raise the film's overall quality. As you may have noticed from our previous films, we push to squeeze every dime of production value out of our available resources. Our line items include:

  • Set design including costumes and props.
  • Access to key locations. 
  • Equipment rentals.
  • Post production costs such as professional sound engineering and color correction.
  • Promotion / film festival entrance fees.

Why Paris?

It's a love story, non?

(TL;DR)

We're making a movie in Paris. It's about the paranoia and the madness of love in the 21st century. We're touching on surveillance, celebrity, and internet culture. Help us make this film and take a front row seat on the adventure. 

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V. & J.S.B.

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Version Français

Dans ce court-métrage contemporain traitant de la culture numérique, de ses conséquences et de ses significations, un youtubeur américain part s'installer à Paris à la recherche d'une "camgirl.”

"Je ne veux pas vivre dans un monde où tout ce que je dis, tout ce que je fais, tous ceux à qui je parle, toutes les formes de création, d'amour ou d'amitié sont enregistrées." -Edward Snowden

Quel est le sujet?

Paris Love Conspiracy est un court-métrage destiné à être présenté lors de festivals et via internet.

Notre but est de créer un projet artistique qui réponde à une des principales problématiques de notre génération. Avec ce film nous voulons questionner, ouvrir le débat pour trouver de nouvelles idées ensemble.

Ce projet est réalisé par de jeunes artistes issus de la culture du net et à destination de leurs semblables. PLC est l'histoire d'un homme tourmenté malgré sa réussite sociale, qui déménage à Paris à la recherche d'une "camgirl.” Ce voyage devient un véritable périple, une course après son identité à travers une conspiration, un réseau complexe de surveillance numérique.

Que se passe t'il quand une relation virtuelle se transpose dans le monde réel?
Que se passe t'il quand une relation virtuelle se transpose dans le monde réel?

Ce n'est pas juste l'histoire d'un garçon qui tombe amoureux d'une fille puis est poursuivi par une cyber-organisation secrète. Nous voulons approfondir les conséquences de l'extension de nos vies dans le numérique. Avec ce film basé sur les nouveaux médias nous espérons représenter fidèlement ce que signifie "être connecté" en 2014.

  • Avez-vous déjà eu le sentiment que votre activité en ligne était observée par quelqu'un d'autre?

  • Lorsque vous recevez une notification sur votre portable, éprouvez vous le besoin irrépressible de voir de quoi il s'agit ?

  • Avez vous déjà vécue une amitié ou une romance virtuelle?

Quis Sommes Nous?

Juan Sebastian Baron et Vincent Dale.
Juan Sebastian Baron et Vincent Dale.

Vincent Dale (Écrivain/ Réalisateur) et Juan Sébastian Baron (cinéaste) réalisent des films depuis l'âge de 15 ans. Leurs réalisations se basent sur leurs expériences respectives. Passionnés par les changements vécus par la génération Y, ils nous livrent leur interprétation au travers de leur dernier projet No Real Than You Are, traitant de l'abus d'opiacés. Ce court métrage inspiré d'une histoire réelle a suscité l’intérêt du public et mis en lumière la véritable épidémie de dépendance aux narcotiques en Floride.

Notre équipe pour ce film sera composée de plusieurs collaborateurs de No Real Than You Are, dont Van Jazmin (producteur) et Kat Wilson ( Manager de production) ainsi que Clinton VanSciver, DJ et producteur à Los Angeles,créateur de la bande originale de No Real Than You Are, qui sera responsable de la bande sonore du film.

Clinton VanSciver
Clinton VanSciver

Par ailleurs, Julian Gomez ( Chef décorateur) se joindra à l'équipe. Cet artiste colombien, chef décorateur, a obtenu son diplôme d'architecture à l'université de San Buenaventura en 2012. Ses créations s'inspirent de la nature, l'ésotérisme, la culture internet et l'anthropologie.

Nous avons également hâte de vous présenter notre équipe technique parisienne dans les prochaines semaines !

Qui Sont Les Acteurs?

Jude Flannelly va jouer le protagoniste, "Oùest Brian."
Jude Flannelly va jouer le protagoniste, "Oùest Brian."

Jude Flannelly est un comédien et auteur de pièces de théâtre à Sarasota en Floride. Il est diplômé de l'Ecole de théâtre de l'université de Floride. Formé par Thomas Richards du "Grotowski work Center", Jude a également étudié la Technique Classique Shakespearienne au "London City Center" à Bloomsburry. Jude a fait du théâtre d'improvisation avec le célèbre comédien Michael Gelman au " Second City Theater" à Chicago. La première de " The two gentleman of Virginia", sa dernière pièce jouée par la compagnie de théâtre "Endstation Theater Company" vient d'avoir lieu à "Sweet Briar College" en Virginie.

Audrey Scherer va jouer un YouTubeure américaine.
Audrey Scherer va jouer un YouTubeure américaine.

Audrey Scherer est une comédienne youtubeuse et photographe de Sarasota en Floride. Elle a obtenu un diplôme de photographie au " Ringling College of Art and Design", et administre deux chaînes populaires sur Youtube. Paris Love Conspiracy constitue son deuxième partenariat avec Vincent après avoir tenu le premier rôle dans le court-métrage No real than you are.

Nous débutons les auditions mi-juillet et vous présenterons très prochainement notre casting Français.

Où va l'argent?

Nous ne cherchons pas à faire du profit. Ce travail est notre passion!

Tous les membres de l'équipe donnent de leur temps volontairement pour réaliser ce film. Votre don sur Kickstarter nous aidera à amener ce film sur grand écran et à en faire un projet de qualité. Comme vous avez pu le constater lors de nos productions précédentes, nous déclarons la valeur de chacune de nos ressources. Les items nécessaires pour ce film incluent:

  • Les décors pour le film, y compris costumes et accessoires
  • La location de lieux
  • La location d'équipement
  • Les coûts de post-production, comme l’ingénierie du son et la correction de couleurs professionnelle. 
  • La promotion et les frais d'entrée pour les festivals

Pourquoi Paris? 

C'est une histoire d'amour non?

 
Nous tournons un film à Paris. Un film qui parle de paranoïa, et de la folie de l'amour au 21ème siècle. Nous abordons les sujets de la surveillance, la célébrité, et la culture internet. Aidez nous à faire ce film et prenez part à l'aventure vous aussi!

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V. & J.S.B.

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