Sun, Sep 27 | France

A wreck in paradise

Directed by François Zaïdi (2018- 16 minutes) Fantasy, Dark Comedy Appears in short film collection - RUDE, CRUDE, AND OCCASIONALLY NUDE
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A wreck in paradise

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT

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A drunken man who crashed his car finds himself a strange Faustian bar with a stranger sets of rules, but he might get the girl...  Fate is about to offer him his last chance.  Will he be able to seize it ?

Director Biography - François Zaïdi

2019 - Angèle's woes - (Les Maux d'Angèle) – Gigowatt Film  2019 - LoL, a serious matter  2018 - A wreck in Paradise - (Le Défi du rade, ou l'irrésistible ascension d'un pochard au Paradis) – Gigowatt Film  2015 - Almost There - (Faux départ) – Gigowatt Film


François ZAÏDI is a director, producer and post specialist, born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1977.

His passion with pictures began very early, and he takes his first argentic pictures when he's 10. Motion pictures begins to grow as his deepest interest, and he discovers editing in a video workshop shortly after (The ol' time of s-vhs and Hi8).   He creates a video workshop in high school, and will shoot several documentaries and a short.  Once graduated, he begins to work professionally in Clermont-Ferrand - as an assistant editor, then as an editor – embracing the upcoming online editing technologies.

In 2000, he works at a local tv network where he begins directing live events and talk shows.  He then works for Disneyland Paris as a camera director and junior producer for 3 years.  In 2005, he chooses to go freelance and directs shows and concerts, sports for TV and producing DVDs.  In 2013, he creates his own company, Gigowatt Film, to go back to his first love : fiction.

Director Statement

The film is a dark comedy where is embedded themes of mythology and religion, but above all alcohol. It is a dirty, gritty, larger than life take on our own mortality. You might even laugh !

  • François Zaïdi DirectorFaux départ (2016)
  • François Zaïdi Writer
  • François Zaïdi ProducerFaux départ (2016)
  • Bastien Guio Key Cast“The man”
  • Léa Deneuville Key Cast“The bar owner”
  • Mamadou Gary Key Cast“Golgoth”
  • Camille Deschamps Key Cast“The barmaid”

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Time & Location

Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

About The Event

Ted Geoghegan 2017, USA, 91 mins

The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.