CHARLOTTE CARDIN - THE KIDS (SHORT FILM)
DoP-turned-director Kristof Brandl won an MVA last year for his first video for Charlotte Cardin. That was intense, but it was just a prelude to this extraordinarily powerful work for Cardin's The Kids.
This is a white-knuckle ride of emotional turmoil, delivered with a stunning command of imagery, drawing on themes of innocence, addiction, pain and love. We experience it through the eyes of a young boy in a broken family, withdrawing from his opiated parents.
Incorporating both VFX-fired surrealism and dialogue, Brandl's hard-bitten story relates an unmistakeable truth: how the delicate trajectory of a child’s life hinges on their environment during their upbringing. And with it, he has also announced himself as an exceptionally talented director.
Directed & Edited by Kristof Brandl
Written by Kristof Brandl & Shane Patrick
Cinematographer: Christophe Collette, CSC
Additional Cinematography: Kristof Brandl
Executive Producer: Alexandre Auray
Line Producer: Clara L’Heureux-Garcia
Focus Puller: Maxime Boutin
2nd Camera Assistant: Erin Weisgerber
Camera Loader: Robin Rigault
8mm & Super 16mm: Benoît Jones-Vallée & Laurent Schrænen
Set Photographer: Gaëlle Leroyer