THE ASSAILANT

6 min., Short Film, fiction, Quebec, Canada, 2018
Directed byOlivier D. Asselin
Produced byMylène Corbeil and Virginie Dubois
LanguageFrench
Short description

Survival instinct of a machine-driven humanity.

Film details

SYNOPSIS

 

Among the concrete highways, as life constantly keeps driving people crazier and crazier, a small group is peacefully enjoying its coffee break. Momentarily without their day-to-day concerns, rescued by the sunny temperature from their every-instant run life, everyone is slowly enjoying its caffe latte. At once, time has stopped. Everything is perfect. Until the beast inside them is awaken by the brutal assault of a car alarm…

 

CREDITS

 

Screenplay and Direction OLIVIER D. ASSELIN

Cinematography  DAVID CHERNIAK

Production design and Costumes  SYLVIE DESMARAIS

Sound MARCEL CHOUINARD, LOUIS COLLIN and  BRUNO BÉLANGER

Editing CLAUDE PALARDY

Visual Effects OTTOBLIX

Score  ADEEL HAYAT and FLAVIE LÉGER ROY

Production  MYLÈNE CORBEIL and VIRGINIE DUBOIS

Director

Olivier D. Asselin

Olivier D. Asselin studied Screenwriting and completed a master’s degree in Experimental Media before studying Direction at L’INIS. A socially active filmmaker, he directed near thirty short to mid-length films, fictions as much as documentaries and experimental films. “Citoyens Inc.” was rewarded in 2005 and “Tout se tient” won two awards in 2008. His fiction “Les âmes en friche” was screened at the 2009 Rendez-vous du Cinéma Quebécois and 3 of his other films were shown at Portneuf environmental films festival between 2010 and 2012. His feature documentary “Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie” premiered at the 2015 RIDM and was subsequently screened at the 2016 Rendez-vous du cinema Québécois, as well as festivals in Paris and Graz. Olivier is also a live video mixer and is member of numerous independent media collectives, notably Courts Critiques and Medi@s Libres.