“Prie Dieu” explores a world where insects are connected to a divine power by delicate threads. No insects were hurt during the shooting, all threads were done during post-production.
Best experimental video at Vimeo Festival + Awards 2012, New York
Honoree, weird and experimental category, at Webby Awards 2013, New York
Jury prize at Up Festival 5, Paris
Official Selection at ISFFC 2012, Cyprus
Official Selection at 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City
Official Selection at 2012 ArtFutura
Music by Amon Tobin – Surge (16 bit Remix), written by Amon Tobin, published by Just Isn’t Music, (p) Ninja Tune 2011, licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune. Gregorio Allegri – Miserere. Sound design made from several tracks by Amon Tobin, Jan Driver, Skrillex, Murcof and 16bit. Thanx to Gaétan Di Muccio for his help on the shooting.
Produced by Cokau Lab.
Directed by Cokau (Achille Coquerel and Thomas Kauffmann).
Starring Max Records from "Where The Wild Things Are".
Cinematography by Macgregor
Music by Olafur Arnalds courtesy of Erased Tapes
Funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish film Board
Budget was 45k euro - for the shoot. Visual effects budget was a grand total of zeeero. I designed Blinky, modeled him in 3D and played both the his voice and the body mocap performance. And did most of the VFX. Thankfully all footage of me in the skintight mocap suit has been permanently destroyed.
Visual effects were completed over a period of 9 months, of hell. There's a reason why you don't see too many wet CG characters in movies even with 100 million dollar budgets. It's really, really hard.