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LOULOU

Loulou, a 17-year-old assigned boy at birth, struggles with a secret desire to live as a woman while being raised by a strict conservative family and finds escape by developing a relationship with Tony, a bigoted bully. 

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he story of Loulou sprung from a search for identity. Like many young adults, my strive for being someone unique and honestly  myself  has  been  a long journey

of insecurity. My personality was quickly defined by gender and its norms. I wanted to rebel and contest any femininity “forced” onto me, however, I understood that the expression of my gender was my choice and that womanhood is not weakness and is not solely defined by its physical and external connotations. It’s about choice. 
 

Today I embrace my gender without shame. I do not feel the need to be feminine, yet I do not refuse to be. I enjoy what I enjoy about being a woman, and I am free as such. 
 

Loulou’s story is heavily influenced by my personal journey to womanhood. Loulou questions gender and its true meaning. Beyond associating with the opposite gender, Loulou’s journey is about wanting to be present, to feel yourself in space, in time. It’s a journey about feeling what is right for you, for your body and mind.

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Mitch, a wimpy excuse of a man held captive for ransom, must wait to hear from his father to see his life saved. Little did he expect to wait in the laundry room of hitman Boris, a heartless killer and loving father of a 7 year old. 

 

find poetry in exploring the clashes and connections between two characters of opposite personalities, and how that  can  inspire  change.  With Sticky End I wanted

to combine that with a genre-based influence and make a stylised film about a situation that begets or changes relationships.

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As his suicide attempt is interrupted by a drug deal, a lonely man finds new meaning in life.

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s a first go at a short film narrative, Hell’s Bells first came as an exercise in telling story through genre. I picked a timeless concept  and  inspired  the events from

A Christmas Carol into a thriller, gangster environment which opened up into a dark comedy with quirky characters invading into a man’s mundane life.

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La Chambre
de Claire

Following her sister-in-law's coma, Laura is determined to record every detail of her wedding preparations so Claire wouldn't miss them, despite her future husband's contradicting perspective on how their grief should be handled.

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a Chambre de Claire’s overall tone, visual and structure style was inspired by Roland Barthes’ La Chambre Claire in  which  photography  is  explored  as a  medium that

expresses a lasting emotional effect on its spectator. The film seeks a direct relationship between camera and subject emphasising on themes of Loss and Grief. 

As an answer to Bathes, I pursued a poetic tone as well as an almost true-to-life and amateur style in order to frame this love letter to a deceased friend and sibling.

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A depiction of a woman's obsession with body perfection and her fall into addiction.

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his experimental short sprung from a personal insecurity with body image. It explores dysmorphia and obsession through an intimate  look  inside  the  blurred  mind of a

fragile woman and her descent into addiction as a result of her own self-hatred.

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Hounded Title

Ace, a 30 year-old waster sees his life threatened when he suddenly grows antlers after cheating on his girlfriend.

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ounded started as a proof-of-concept for a larger story exploring themes of Nature versus Industrialism and its societal  impact  told  through  a thriller-fantasy context.

Visually, it played off of eerie feelings in an otherwise warm and fantastical environment. 

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