PROJECTS

We have numerous fiction projects in development and are open to collaborations with other producers so feel free to request samples if one of these pitches caught your eye!

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Western Union Love, a 90 min comedy feature about Orchid, a Thai girl who runs a business of collecting gullible Western boyfriends who send her allowances.

Dead Branches, a 120 min feature about the lack of women in rural China and its social consequences. Men who can’t reproduce for lack of women are called Dead Branches in Chinese… Different characters struggle to find wives, protect those they have or decide to traffic them…

Ibn Freddy, a comedy TV series about a group of friends in the Paris suburbs who try to be recruited by jihadist groups, even though they are atheists. They think terrorism might be the solution to escape unemployment and boredom but they didn’t measure the problems they will run into…

Flash Forward, a comedy TV series presenting dark visions of our future in the form of comedy sketches set in surreal environments.  It’s a snappy comedy show treating the same themes as “Black Mirror” but with an absurd, Monty Pythons approach.

Jake’s diary, a comedy TV series telling the story of Jake, a very grumpy and nasty old man, who just found out he has only weeks to live and embarks on a quest to make things right in his life and doing exactly the opposite… Filmed like a home video by his poor wife, Jake presents his horrific vision of the world as he confronts all of his life’s failures.

Granny Productions, a comedy TV series about Stan, a young film producer with a lot of ambition and very few interesting projects. He runs the company with his best friends from his lovely grandma’s apartment but her presence irritates him, as she’s a constant reminder that he hasn’t reached adulthood yet…

Chez Jeannette, a comedy TV series about a bar in France run by a bigger than life character called Jeannette. She and her regulars discuss a flurry of topics from gossip to politics in a very entertaining way. The show presents the views and personality of the “France Profonde”, a section of society which feels left out from modernity.

Hector’s Downfall, a comedy TV series about a meticulous and imaginative pick-up artist who invents very elaborate characters and scenarios to pray on women. Each episode is a new conquest, narrated by a Hector… We gradually understand that he never found himself while leading this lifestyle and is desperate to find meaning to his existence…

Toujours Pro, a comedy TV series about the personal lives of professionals (ex: notary, shop assistant, package holiday entertainer etc.). Each episode presents the debilitating habits professionals have developed through their work in funny and absurd ways.

Patati et RSA is a satirical series about the work environment in France. Each episode is a job interview opposing a boss and a job seeker. Through utterly absurd situations, the worst sides of employers and employees are exposed in a comical way.

Amours en Scènes is a series of short films about the excesses of passionate love. Out of the ordinary lovers are doing ridiculous, crazy or dangerous things in the name of love. Mixing satire, gore and grotesque, with poetic undertones, it talks about love in the spirit of Claude Serre’s cartoons.

Hello… ? is a short film about Frank, a family man, who’s trying to put together a piece of furniture from a flat pack, using a helpline with an automated “adviser”. The robot is driving him crazy with inane security questions, lengthy and useless protocols and badly expressed advice. The film humorously criticizes the excesses of automation.

Jack the Ripster tells the story of four flatmates living in Dalston who follow the unwritten codes of coolness, edginess, and are uncompromising apostles of political correctness… When gruesome hate crimes are committed against the Hipster community, they have to question their identity and lifestyle…

 

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