Pitching French Films To Hollywood by JoFF Rae

Would French cinema masterpieces stand a chance in Hollywood? In order to present French Cinema as a unique movie experience, we pitched iconic French films to Hollywood heavyweights. Here's what they had to say.

Pitching French Films To Hollywood

Hollywood heavyweights reject top French films in an Ogilvy & Mather Singapore experiment

An aspiring French filmmaker sits down with Hollywood's top producers of big budget blockbusters to pitch his seemingly eccentric movie ideas. It doesn't go well. Unbeknownst to them, the scripts he describes have already been created and released to critical acclaim, even winning The Palme d'Or, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film
Festival.

This is the crux of new short films released by Alliance Française de Singapour, part of the leading global network promoting French language and culture, in support of their efforts to promote French cinema to audiences in Singapore and around the world and grow its popularity.

What the experiment showed is that even the very best French cinematic masterpieces wouldn't have had a chance in Hollywood as they don't fit the traditional formula.

1 Giant Leap by JoFF Rae

1 Giant Leap is a collaborative video project for the 21st century which fuses music, words, sounds, rhythms and images from over 25 locations in 20 countries around the globe to celebrate diversity of musicians, story-tellers, authors, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, artists, and thinkers from many different cultures. 1 Giant Leap is a title, a philosophy, a leap of faith that sprung from the minds of visionary UK musicians/visual artists Jamie Catto (Faithless) and Duncan Bridgeman. It is the embodiment of the unity in human diversity and a cross-cultural exploration of universal truth that is a global journey unto itself. 1 Giant Leap features: Kurt Vonnegut, Dennis Hopper, Ram Dass, Tom Robbins, Anita Roddick, Brian Eno, Michael Stipe (REM), Robbie Williams, Neneh Cherry, Speech (Arrested Development), Stewart Copeland, Baaba Maal, and many more.

Fly the friendly skies with a real airline. by JoFF Rae

In a video posted on Twitter, Emirates Airlines recirculates a comment United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz made in March about Gulf Airlines (like Emirates) not actually being airlines.

"Well Mr. Munoz," the video slate reads. "According to Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel site, not only are we a real airline we are the best airline."

Strange Beasts by JoFF Rae

A sci-fi short about augmented reality. "Strange Beasts" is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?
ritten, directed and produced by Magali Barbé. Co-produced by: Red Knuckles, Peanut. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5638002/ If you're curious about the process... http://magalibarbe.com/ CAST & CREW staring: Timothy RENOUF and Poppy POLIVNICK music and sound design: Pierre VEDOVATO director of photography: Anthony GUIRY first assistant: Amélie GUYOT second assistant: Vincent AUPETIT sound recordist: Michael CHUBB makeup and hair: Bridget CROTTY and Rachael THOMAS runner: Tyrone PAUL VFX supervisor: Peregrine McCAFFERTY creatures artist: Dean FRATER creatures designer: Jonathan Djob NKONDO rigger: Maickel PASTA animators: Joffrey ZEITOUNI and Philippe MOINE rendering and compositing: Mario UCCI and Rick THIELE at Red Knuckles tracking: PEANUT color artist: Lewis CROSSFIELD at Electric Theatre Collective extra creatures: Andriy HRMALYUK and Ramtin AHMAD special thanks: Fabrice LE NEZET, Ardith BIRCHALL, Cressida POLIVNINCK, Marc POLIVNICK, Mary HESKEL, Elvis BAPTISTE.

++ when AR gets too real?!?

Humanz - Gorrilaz including 360° spirit house by JoFF Rae

Tracks are taken from the new album Humanz, out April 28.
EXPERIENCE SATURNZ BARZ (SPIRIT HOUSE) IN 360 HERE: http://gorill.az/saturnzbarzSH360 Tracks are taken from the new album Humanz, out April 28.
Tracks are taken from the new album Humanz, out April 28.

Following the announcement earlier today of the title (Humanz) and release date (April 28) of the new album from GorillazDamon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have revealed the cover art and massive tracklist for the LP. There are 14 tracks on the regular edition, with five more on the deluxe. A Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set will also contain each of the 14 regular edition tracks on its own piece of vinyl, backed by an alternate version. (Yes, that means it’s a 14-disc box set.) They’ve also put out a six-minute film called “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House),” directed by Hewlett, containing the track “Saturnz Barz” [ft. Popcaan], as well as clips from “Ascension” [ft. Vince Staples], “We Got the Power” [ft. Jehnny Beth of Savages] and “Andromeda” [ft. D.R.A.M.].