Duration: 5min 2secs
Director: Nicolaos Zafiriou
Actors: Sandrine Quynh, Peter Ninane
Music: Moby (song: Wait for Me)
Cinematographers: Nicolaos Zafiriou, Olivier Rios
Camera Operators: Bagrad Badalian, David Mortier
Steadycam: David Patel
Editor: Nicolaos Zafiriou
Assistant Directors: Olivier Panier, Tamai Tusa, Alan Deprez
Electricians: Dalilah Boudoudah, Jerôme Dessy
Color Correction: Bagrad Badalian, David Mortier
Make Up: Florence Morel (Obskur Make Up Artist)
Regie: Alice Versieux
Drivers: Andy Thys, Chris Bakolas, Gilles Sainsily
+ loads of thanks for their immediate help to the Victor Boin Swimming Pool (St-Gilles, Belgium), the Fleuris Bar (Brussels, Belgium), Tour & Taxis SA and the town of Knokke (Belgium).
This video has been originally made for Moby's genero.tv "Wait for me" contest (april 2010). Therefore the use of the Moby song is fully authorized and legal. I hope that it catches the mood of this beautiful Moby song enough so that you can enter the trip and enjoy the ride, whether you're trying to understand the characters or just digging the pictures moving with the pace of this music, which would already be more than enough for me! Everything was made voluntary and self produced. Take care and thanks for watching!
Intentions + Short description:
While traveling and assembling ideas listening to this song of Moby, the idea to use the myth of Orpheus came to me inspired by the lyrics and the melancholic tone of the song. "Wait for me", "I'm gonna ask you to look away" etc can be quite reminiscent of this ancient myth and it's tragic ending (Orpheus seduced the gods so that he could bring back his wife from the dead, but he couldn't turn back to check if she was following him before they arrived on earth, otherwise he would lose her a second time. Eventually he couldn't resist and ... ) I liked the idea to use a theme that corresponded to the song but that at the same time wasn't directly connected to it, and that it allowed us to use many different places where we could capture interesting and different pictures that would end up mixed together, building something also visually intriguing. The editing in the video includes simultaneously both the past of the lovers (mainly through idealized visions of the man, suddenly interrupted by the unhappy girl's reality) and the quest of the man - compared to Orpheus - to bring his girl back to his real life through strange and deserted places. I wanted to maintain the doubt about the origin of this loss for him: was it like in the myth and was she dead or was it just a lovers breakup that he couldn't stand and so lives in his fantasy world, dreaming of taking her back and losing her again and again.