Interview with Filmmaker Raphaël THIERS (ANIMAL)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

ANIMAL was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the October 2019 Experimental/Dance/Music Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Raphaël THIERS: I have many dreams of film…but many of them are too big !… Here i was convinced I could do it with a short team, and a low budget. As soon as i discovered this room of a slaughterhouse, I had the intuition I should film a dancer body in it …

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

The desire : almost 6 years ago….
But when the decision has been made, about 5 months.

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

life instinct

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Our low budget enforded us to use a camera without an…

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