Impact tells the story of the mental journey of a high diver in the seconds before his jump.
Impact is a world first in several respects:
The vertical format – 4K – 1000fps slow-motion – the environment (underwater and cliffs).
Impact is a team imaging adventure, directed by Jean-Charles Granjon and shot in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeast France. This is thus a condensed reflection of the cinematic expertise of Marseille, southeast France.
Lionel Franc, world champion cliff diver head first is the "hero" of Impact.
Impact is also a reflection about the way we use our natural environment. The wonderfull natural sites where we shot this short film is just 7km away from a site wich still undergo a massive pollution by an Alluminium Industry from The City of Gardane, south of France. This has been lasting for 50 years. More than 20 millions tons of toxic wastes are now lying under the surface of mediterranea.
A national Parc was created on this pollution site and you know what? Aluminium industry still have permission to pollut!