When a rock fall traps his parents inside a burning car, a boy must turn hero to save their lives…
Watch making of here: http://bit.ly/2lwAczf
Writer / Director: Jeremy Haccoun
Stars: Aidan Flynn, Jolene Kay, Michael Dane
Cinematography by Sergio Arguello
Music by Siddhartha Barnhoorn
Produced by Violetta Ekpe
Director’s note: ‘Beyond’ was shot on Red Epic, in Los Angeles, and in the Mojave Desert. Ever since I started directing, I’ve been wanting to create an intense, epic action sequence – not just spectacle, but a scene where characters we care about do extraordinary things to overcome hopeless situations. The story of this little boy brings together all the things I love about filmmaking – action, suspense, tears, hope and heroism. The goal was to create something unusually epic for a short and offer the audience 10 minutes fresh out of a Hollywood blockbuster. The plan is to use ‘Beyond’ as a showcase to attract similar feature film projects and/or find the funding for my own spec scripts, which are all in the adventure/fantasy genre.
Original score by Siddhartha Barnhoorn
Song “SANDALS” – Royalty-Free music licensed by RoyaltyFreeMusic.com
Song “TUMBLEWEED” – Royalty-Free music licensed by Premiumbeat.com
Reviews & Festivals
“Honors the Very Best of Steven Spielberg” – IndieWire
“A Fantastically Made Adventure Short Film” – GeekTyrant
“Stokes 80s-Adventure Nostalgia in the Best Possible Way” – FilmSchoolRejects
Festival Screening: HollyShorts Monthly Screening, TCL Chinese Theater
Director’s Bio: Born in France, Jeremy was lucky to discover the movies very early thanks to his father who ran a video shop and had set up and old 35mm projector in the garage. Jeremy fed himself with old classics first, then with the many adventure and fantasy films of the early Spielberg era. At the age of 10, he fell in love with Raiders of the Lost Ark. From then on, he has only one thing in mind: make movies. Jeremy made his first short at 11, a 40’ fantasy film shot in VHS. Followed dozens of ambitious shorts among which Alchemy, an adventure epic, and The Battery, a 1’ chain reaction that won a few awards before getting a national release in French theaters.
Jeremy started directing professionally on commercial shoots. After his debut spot for Swatch won an award in Cannes, he went on to direct his first TV spot at age 21 and landed his first million-dollar budget at age 24. He kept shooting commercials worldwide for clients such as Xbox, Coors or Disney, gaining experience of large-scale shoots and FX heavy post-productions. Recent spots include a movie-like campaign starring Leonardo DiCaprio and a Spikes Award winner for Subaru Interactive. His previous fantasy short film Paradox earned him many awards including Best Short, Best Screenplay, got selected at Tribeca and a dozen other festivals around the world. He lives in Los Angeles.