This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.
In this film there are two pieces of licensed music, in the beginning and in the end. All the other music and sound design are original. The opening track (Dean Martin "Good Morning Life") and closing track (The Ink Spots "I don't want to send the world on fire") songs are licensed pre-existing tracks. All original music and sound design is by, human (humanworldwide.com)
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!
The online premiere of the multi award winning short film from writer/director Spencer Brown. The Boy with a Camera for a Face is satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every moment is transformed by the fact he is recording it. Accompanied by a voice over narration read by Steven Berkoff, the film tells an epic story in fifteen minutes about the way we live today.