LE PARADIS DE L'IMBÉCILE
(A Fool's Paradise)
"Le Paradis De l’Imbécile" was a thesis film submitted to the faculty of the Film and Television Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.
The film took 10 days to shoot during the month of October in 2007, and was produced with an actual budget of about $7,000. The entire film was shot on location in Savannah, Georgia and Tybee Island, Georgia, using the Panasonic HVX200 DVCProHD camera.
The film was a collaborative production comprised of a number of faculty and an outstanding group of young filmmakers from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The production symbolizes the ultimate step in the education of three individuals from SCAD. William O. Butler IV (picture editor), Patrick T. Griffin (director and co-writer) and Matthew Smith (director of photography and co-writer) worked together to finalize their educational pursuits in Savannah. Professors Michael J. Chaney, Paul “Bear” Brown, B.J. Sears, Chris Auer, Michael Nolin, Gokhan Ozaysin, and Ken Daniel served as supervising faculty members and oversaw the making of this film from concept to final cut.
"Le Paradis De l’Imbécile" is a short film running just under 14 minutes that combines hard work, a talented cast and crew, months of research and writing, and uses multiple genre conventions to tell the story of Joe and his vivid imagination.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
- 2009 -
Best Comedy - Griffon International Film Festival
Best Student Film - Hardacre Film & Cinema Festival
Student Film - Macon Film & Video Festival
Short Drama - Twin Rivers Media Festival
Gold Coast Award - Hollywood East Film Festival
Comedy - Very Short Movies Festival
Student Film - River's Edge International Film Festival
Thesis Film - ReelHeART International Film Festival
- 2009 -
Alexandria Film Festival
Charlotte Film Festival
East Carolina Film Festival
Real to Reel Film Festival
Sarasota Fringe Film Festival
Tupelo Film Festival
Fear No Film Festival
Muskegon Film Festival
Sunscreen Film Festival
Washougal International Film Festival
Ivy Film Festival
Carolina Film & Video Festival
Indie Spirit Film Festival
West Chester Film Festival
Detroit Independent Film Festival
- 2010 -
Beloit Film Festival
Dam Short Film Festival
Reynolda Film Festival
River Bend Film Festival
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