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Directed by
Maxime Pillonel

Switzerland / 2016 / 9:25
minutes University of Art and Design (ECAL)
East Coast Premiere
In French with subtitles

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SHORTS: Bedlam.

Two robbers try to hold up a gas station. They point their guns at the cashier but he fails to react the way they expect.
Maxime Pillonel was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1992. As a deaf filmmaker who wears hearing aids, Pillonel is passionate about cinema. He studied film at the University of Art and Design (ECAL) in 2012, where he wrote and directed several narrative and documentary films. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication, with a focus on Film. His thesis film, Martien, will make its East Coast American Premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival.
Cast/Featuring: Sami Khadraoui, Rébecca Balestra, Baptiste Gilliéron, Loc Nguyen, Nadège Kindudi.
Executive Producer(s): Francoise Mayor
Producer(s): Pierre-Adrian Irlé, Romain Graf
Director(s): Maxime Pillonel
Screenwriter(s): Maxime Pillonel
Cinematographer(s): Hugo Veludo
Editor(s): Marine Chiu
Production Designer(s): Naomi Cahen
Composer(s)/Music: Pierre-Jean Gidon
Sound Designer(s): Nelson Iso, Benjamin Bucher
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