AMINE EL FADL - DIRECTOR
My name is Amine, and I am a filmmaker based in Paris, France. Having worked throughout Europe, North America and Asia, my credits include many commercials, video clips, short films, and feature films within the camera department and the post-production department.
I dedicated the last 8 years of my life to help others make their own films, and this year, I decided to take a challenge of writing and hopefully directing my first fictional film, 'Girls Night In'.
Ok, I'm intrigued. What's the story?
In this surrealistic "Scream" story, things aren't quite what they seem, and nothing seems to add up, but little importance because the tale plays with the linearity of facts much as a dream might and in the end we are exposed to the answer which leads to many more questions. The film doesn't search to explain nor complete it's sequences, yet one leads to another and they form a complete portrait.
Why This Film ?
" Girls Night In " is a psychological thriller that overlaps with horror and comedy.
The inspiration for this film began when I received an unsettling text message from a wrong number. Instantly, a story was born.
Directors like Hitchcock, Spielberg and Scorsese are the reasons many of us fell in love with movies in the first place, and that is mainly because they evoke strong reactions and give us an entertaining ride.
Pushing the viewer's buttons from careful manipulation is what made me fall in love with cinema in the first place, and that's what I want to experiment with in my film.
Like many of you, I have always been a big fan of horror films from the moment I watched my first around the age of 4. Over the past two decades, I have watched a countless number of horror films, and several of them impacted me. Movies such as 'A Tale of Two Sisters', 'Kuroneko', 'Marebito', 'Imprint', 'Shutter' inspired me to write the story, while and American films such as 'The Shinning' or 'The Grudge' made me want to approach it with a more modern Hollywood-esque style.
Anastasia Varda :
Anastasia is a Russian actress based in Paris. She has been acting, Dancing and singing since she was 6 years old. After completing a three-year course in the school of Olivier Belmondo “L’entrée des artistes” in 2012, she had participated in several short films, Theatrical plays, video clips, and had several small parts in Feature films.
Fleur Chabaud :
French actress Fleur Chabaud started as a dancer before discovering a passion for acting when attending a theater school in Miami and the TVI Actors Studio of Los Angeles
Fleur Since then worked mostly in theater, shorts films and commercials while attending the Studio Pygmalion in Paris.
Morgan Lamorte :
Young French actor Morgan lamorte started by attending Acting International, the International acting school in Paris. Since then He has been involved in over 30 projects where he played in short films, music videos, web series...
Alison Bennett :
Alison is an Australian/English actress who arrived in Paris four years ago to complete the professional physical theatre course at the renowned Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Le Coq.
Director of Photography : Patricia Grigorescu
Steadicam Operator : Joel San Juan
Demo/reel : https://vimeo.com/35035150#
Production Design :
Sophia Jacques & Martina Bragadin
A Production Designer is in charge of the overall look of the movie. They collaborate closely with the Costume Designer to ensure the film has a cohesive tone. They oversee all sets, set decoration, locations, props etc. " Girls night in " will be designed by Martina Bragadin & Sophia Jacques
Mikaela Bouzaglo & Lauren Brown
"You had me at Hello," what do I do?
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In order to have quality without excessive costs, we have managed to secure a Professional RED EPIC cinema camera, but the film requires more than just the camera - so therefore the funds we will be receiving will go towards transportation, production design, sound, location, catering, special effects, and make-up. We brought together a quality volunteer crew to achieve a professional production. The minimum budget to make 'Girls Night In' is set at 4.000 € and it goes as follows:
Transportation & Accommadation: 500 €
Location: 600 €
Sound: 350 €
Equipment: 900 €
Production Design & Wardrobe: 400 €
Make-up: 250 €
Catering: 900 €
Storyboard: 100 €
Whatever extra we will make will go towards post-production, special effects, and distribution.
Any contribution will help us move towards our goal, and what you will get will not only make you part of the project, but will also will guarantee one or several of our special perks.
Risks and challenges
To sum it up, Filmmaking is a crazy business, with a lot of unknown factors. We started with a script I'm really proud of. Then, we assembled the best team possible, got insurance, and made contingency plans. It's impossible to guarantee everything will come together exactly as planned, but in the end, we will have created a movie that hopefully all of us can be proud of. It's a great journey, and I thank you in advance if you can help make this ride possible.