OPEN SEASON

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BEHIND THE SCENES 

"Camille Boyer, director and production designer, investigates the two-way relationship between a space and the person who inhabits it with her latest short movie: Open Season. The premise of the project naturally blossomed into a personal and moving film. Intrigued by the initial idea, the filmmaker reflected on a question: can our emotions influence a space just as a space has the ability to affect our emotions? Concept exploration led to the creation of this allegory, mirroring the intimate seismic events experienced by the filmmaker over the course of the last year. 

The global pandemic and confinement measures inescapably had an effect on people’s intimacy. Exterior disruptions gradually turned into interior turmoils. Cut off during harsh winter months, while the widespread feeling of anxiety was leading us to irrational responses, emotions and reasoning, we easily felt at the mercy of external storms. That’s what the filmmaker attempts to illustrate with these two chairs, stuck in a room and helpless in front of the elements. The two protagonists, subjected to a big wave and deprived of gravity during what seems like a never ending and suffocating period of time, drive the viewer to reexamine life  post-storm. What shall remain of the confrontations, the surging of emotions brought by our confined daily lives? 


With Open Season, Camille proves once more that an image or a short movie can simultaneously be the result of a flawless technical mastery and still prompt emotions to the viewer."

Director & Production designer: @camilleboyer_a.d

Director of Photography: @nikmirus

Original Music, Sound Design & Mix @supersavant.music

Music Composer: @jeandavidperron

1st Assistant camera: @chuckog

Key Gaffer: @ntomassini

Key Grip: @bastienmeyer67

Video Assist: @aljosaa

Production designer: @camilleboyer_a.d

Technical Designer: Tiago Chasqueira, Raphaël Brien, Alexandre Lemay (Concept et Patentes)

Props Maker: Miguel Gagnon, @edgy_bourdon , Marie-Pier Théberge, Nicolas Fournier (@ascensionx_ax )

Landscape artist: @astlau

Set Assistant: @morethaneve , @astlau , Tiago Chasqueira

Camera rental: @cineground

Offliner: @g.alcaine

Colour grade artist: @martigmd (Outpost)

Onliner: @_drsimon (Outpost)

Post Production: @outpostmtl

Production: L'Éloi