2 short films travelling across France…
Short films 9.58 and THE AMAZING ROCAMBOLE have been selected by the “Fête du Court-Métrage” to be featured in their very own programs “Everything about sports” and “Make me laugh”.
Modibo’s Hat to be premiered at FESPACO
MODIBO’S HAT – a comedy directed by Boubakar Diallo – will premiere at the 26th African Film Festival FESPACO on the 23rd of February.
Treat yourself to Locker-Room this Christmas!
This Christmas you might find LOCKER-ROOM under your Christmas tree… The TV show is now selling Seasons 1-6 Box Sets, as well as an exclusive 2019 Calendar with our heros posing naked. Contact us to order.
Webseries Vestiaires Libérés returns for a 3rd season!
VESTIAIRES LIBÉRÉS – the only webseries intents on reinventing History with regards to disabled people - returns for its 3rd season only on YouTube. Five episodes are now available to stream; the next five on 21st of December.
Locker Room special night
Watch the best of the show on Monday, Novembre 19th at 0:15am on France 2 for more than one hour of episodes. If you are an early bird, don't panic : the show will be available in replay both on france.tv and our Youtube channel.
9.58 in 3 fall festivals
9.58, the short film directed by Louis Aubert, continues to make his way around the world: in India (Mumbai International Short Film Festival), in the USA (Queen City Film Festival) and in Barcelona, Spain (International Athletic Film Festival).
Pop Redemption on Blow Up by Arte
Gather round Metalheads! POP REDEMPTION (feature film directed by Martin Le Gall) was mentioned on this week’s “Top 5” program on Arte YouTube channel: Blow Up. The episode was focused on Metal and Cinema. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZkENqRku1k
Jean-Charles Hue to be honoured
Director Jean-Charles Hue will attend the film festival 'Traversées d’Europe et d’Ailleurs' in Pontarlier on the 3rd and 4th of November. He will present both his films about the gypsy community: THE LORD’S RIDE and EAT YOUR BONES.
Final casting for Poets' Corner
Benjamin Voisin, Axelle Dodier and Théo Christine have been casted as the three main characters of POETS' CORNER, Louis Aubert's first feature film. Financing in progress.
Live from the South-West of France
Bons vivants from Gueuleton.fr and the Avalon team are currently developing a series on local cuisine called SALUT LES BONS VIVANTS. The pilot will naturally be shot in the South West of France – in a couple of weeks.
Brigitte Macron in the next episode of Locker-Room
The French First Lady will meet the disabled athletes' team in the next episode of LOCKER-ROOM: The visit. It will air on France 2 this Saturday, September 15th and will be available on catchup on Locker-Room's Facebook page.
Wrapping Tijuana Bible
The shooting of Jean-Charles Hue's TIJUANA BIBLE just ended this Tuesday, September 11th in Tijuana, Mexico. Many thanks to our franco-mexican crew. Post-production is on its way.
Season 8 of Locker-room on France 2
Season 8 of our series LOCKER ROOM will be aired on France 2 starting saturday September 1st with two episodes each saturday at 8h45 pm. (on the picture : Théo Curin, world swimming vice-champion & actor in the show).
Tijuana Bible is on
Principal photography just started today in Mexico for Jean-Charles Hue's new film, TIJUANA BIBLE. British actor Paul Anderson plays main character Nick, a former marine.
Prep starts for Tijuana Bible
Prep of Jean-Charles Hue's next feature film started in Tijuana, Mexico. Filming will take place from August 1st to September 11th, 2018.
Tijuana Bible found its main actor
It's official : TIJUANA BIBLE main character, Nick, will be interpreted by Paul Anderson, mainly known for his interpretation of Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders (and as Sebastian Moran in the feature Sherlock Holmes : Game of Shadows).
Short films in festivals
TIJUANA TALES has been selected for Pantin's festival Côté Court. It will be screened in early June. 9.58 has been selected for the UniFrance award for Best Short Film 2018. THREE TIME WALTZ will be screened in Italy during Taranto Film Festival in late May.
The shooting of Vestiaires season 8 has begun
The shooting of VESTIAIRES season 8 just started at TSF Begles this May, 18th. It will be aired on France 2 starting early September. Several new guests this season...
Brigitte MAcron hosts Vestiaires' crew
From Aubagne International Film Festival to the Elysée front door, VESTIAIRES' extraorinary adventure keeps on going with this official photo of the crew with the First Lady.
Modibo's Hat is being edited in Burkina Faso
Editing of the comedy MODIBO'S HAT, directed by Boubakar Diallo and coproduced by Avalon, Orange Studio & les Films du Dromadaire, is in full swing in Burkina Faso. Next step : mixing and colour-timing in Paris.
Lauch of the 2018 Shorts to Make you Happy program
The 2018 edition of Shorts to Make you Happy began in March. Starting March 16th, a dozen screenings are planned in several cities of France and a special session is in preparation for 21st of June music festival.
A spot for French Ministry of Sports
VESTIAIRES' team has just released a 30 second spot for the campaign against discriminations organised by French Ministry of Sports. This video will be aired on France Televisions from March 16th to March 30th.
Vestiaires : Audience award at Luchon festival
The show VESTIAIRES created by Adda Abdelli and Fabrice Chanut has just won the audience award in Luchon Festival.
New selections for 9.58
The shortfilm 9.58 continue his festivals journey. In France, it has been selected in Grasse and in Lille. Aborad, the film will be screened at Andorre film festival and at the Downtown Urban Art festival in New York.
Preparation stage for Tijuana Bible
The preparation stage of the feature film TIJUANA BIBLE, Jean-Charles Hue's (Eat your Bones, 2014 Jean Vigot Award) next film has begun in Mexico. The film will be distributed in France by Ad Vitam and internationaly by Orange Studios.
Two shortfilms at Clermont-Ferrand
The shortfilms 9.58 and THE THREE TIME WALTZ will be screened at Clermont-Ferrand short film festival. THE THREE TIME WALTZ will be presented during the SACEM screening while 9.58 will be included in the ADAMI programm.
End of shooting for Modibo's Hat
The shooting of the feature film Modibo's Hat, directed by Boubakar Diallo and coproduced in France and Burkina Faso has just ended. Post production will take place both in France and in Burkina Faso.
Begining of the shooting of the web show Vestiaires Libérés, 3rd season
Filming of the third season of the web show VESTIAIRES LIBERES has begun this Monday, December 11th. It is directed by Marie Hélène Copti, Loïc Nicoloff, Louis Aubert, Fabrice Chanut et Slimane-Baptiste Bernhoun. One episode will be released each week during Spring 2018.
The program Short films which makes you happy 2017 in Paris Courts Devant festival
The program SHORTS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY 2017 will be screened during the 13th edition of the festival Paris Courts Devant. Rendez-vous on Sathurday, November 18th at 4 p.m in François Mitterrand Library in Paris.
First day of shooting for Modibo's Cap
Filming of the French-Burkinabe feature film MODIBO'S HAT, written and directed by Boubakar Diallo began today, November 9th in Burkina Faso. It's a Franco-Burkinabe coproduction between Avalon, Orange Studio and les Films du Dromadaire.
France Televisions confirms the order for the 8th season of Vestiaires
France Televisions has just confirmed the order for an 8th season of the short series LE VESTIAIRES. Writing is already in progress.
Best Screenplay Award for the Key Ring
THE KEY-RING, written by Caroline Pascal, received the Best Sceenplay Award at Great Message film festival in Pune, India. The next screening of the film will take place on November 17th in the "At all costs" selection of the Paris Courts Devant festival.
Screening of Vestiaires' seventh season at Gaumont Opéra
Part of VESTIAIRES seventh season was screened this Monday, September 25th at the Gaumont Opéra. The french Minister in charge of disabled persons, Sophie Cluzel, was among the audience.
9.58 Screened on Canal+ Cinéma on October 1st
The short film 9.58 directed by Louis Aubert will be screened on Canal+ Cinema on the first of October at 10.25pm in the selection Top of the Shorts.
Edward in Wonderland in free acess on vimeo
To celebrate the 10 years of Edward in Wonderland, the musical comedy directed by Vincent Burgevin and Franck Lebon, the film can now be seen on vimeo for free.
Theatrical release of The Eye of the Storm on the 22nd November 2017
The french theatrical release of Eye of the Storm is planned for November 22nd 2017
Season 7 of Locker-room on France 2
Season seven of our series Locker Room will be aired on France 2 every friday and saturday, starting friday September 1st at 8h50 pm and will last until june 2018.
New selection for 9.58 and Theo Christine nominated
9.58 the latest short of Louis Aubert has just been selected for the Jean Carmet festival of Moulins-Sur-Alliers. In addition, Theo Christine, the young actor who plays the main character, has been nominated in the "young hopes perfomers in a short film" category.
End of post-production for The Three-Time Waltz
It's the end of post-production for the film Three Time Waltz, directed by Caroline Pascal, next info the premiere date!
4 new festival selections for Tijuana Tales
That's right, Jean-Charles Hue's short film Tijuana Tales is travelling around the world with 4 new selections: in Montréal, Saint Petersbourg, Saint Jacques of Compostelle and Guanajuato in Mexico
Vestiaires : the backstory
Following the shooting of Vestiaires Season 7, the 'Magazine de la Santé' on France 5 will air a special documentary dedicated to how Vestiaires first came to be. With interviews and backstories. On the 4th of July, France 5, 13:30.
First festival selection for 9.58
The short film directed by Louis Aubert will start its festival career during the 22nd Contis film Festival, next june.
Tijuana Tales selected at Cannes festival
The short film Tijuana Tales by Jean-Charles Hue, which combines experimental, fiction and documentary, has just been selected at the Cannes 2017 festival as part of the Directors' Fortnight.
Rocambolesque ending Valence festival
Loïc Nicoloff 's historical comedy about relations between authors and publishers in the XIXth century is to be screened tonight, April the 1st, during the Valencia Writers Festival closing ceremony.
The program Short films which makes you happy 2017 launched in Aubagne
The 2017 edition of the free hand "The shorts that make happy" was presented during Aubagne music and cinema festival. Smiling Public at the appointment.
Age of Unreason won an honorable mention at 3FICAE
The short film Age of Unreason seduced the 3FICAE's jury in Valencia (Spain). The original short film about Alzheimer won an honorable mention of the jury.
3 New shorts films available
End of post-production for the last three shorts films of 2016: Le Porte-Clefs by Caroline Pascal, Tijuana Tales by Jean-Charles Hue and 9.58 by Louis Aubert.
Eye of the Storm at 2017th FESPACO
The feature of Sékou Traoré was planned at the opening of the FESPACO 2017 after winning 7 awards at the Burkina festival in 2015
The Amazing Rocambole: From France to Japan
After being selected at the 18th Aubagne Music and Film Festival, Loïc Nicoloff's short film keeps on traveling and will be screen in Japan at the Short Short festival.
Vestiaires Libérés at ADAPT's Fields Opening evening
Several episodes of the web-series Released Vestiaires will be screened at the Opening of Field events organized by ADAPT, the opportunity to exchange humor and discussion around disability.
End of Vestiaires' sixth season
The 52nd and last episode of Vestiaires' sixth season will be screen tonight, wednesday 11th of January on French television France 2.
The Amazing Rocambole on the international scene
The historical comedy by Loïc Nicoloff has already won 7 awards in France and abroad . It has been selected in festivals of more than 10 different nationalities. Among others titles, it won the best comedy award in Rhode Island, best picture in Warsaw and the audience award in Paris BD6ne. 7
BABY RUSH on FRANCE 2
On december 7th, France 2 will air Tigran Rosine's short film BABY RUSH during the Histoires Courtes program. Think strong coffee and a blanket, because the show is always around 1 AM.
Age of unreason won the Public award at Sandpoint festival
The short film Age of unreason directed by Christophe Louis won the public award "Block 2" at 2016 Sandpoint festival in the United States.
TROPHEES FRANCOPHONES DU CINEMA 2015
Quatre nominations pour L'OEIL DU CYCLONE aux Trophées Francophones du Cinéma : Meilleur long-métrage de fiction, meilleur scénario (Luis Marquès), meilleure actrice (Maimouna N'Diaye) et meilleur second rôle masculin (Fargass Assandé). Bonne chance aux nominés, la compétition est rude : Sissoko, Cotillard, les Combattants, Lucas Belvaux, Adele Haenel... La liste complete des nominations : http://www.trophees-francophones.org/#!nominations/c1zg9
The sixth season of Vestiaires starts on France 2
Vestiaires is back on French TV France 2 with its sixth season starting this Monday, September 5th. The Vestiaires series returns to France 2 with its sixth season starting this Monday 5th of September 2016.
End of post-production for The Amazing Rocambole
The post-production of the historical comedy directed by Loïc Nicoloff has just been completed. This ambitious project helps us discover nineteenth-century serial writers.
Succes in festivals for Eye of the Storm
With its Best Feature Film Award at the Pan African Film Festival, Eye of the Cyclone continues its success ! The feature film by Sékou Traoré just received its 7th best film title while the actress Maimouna Ndiaye has won 5 best actress titles.
EYE OF THE STORM takes it all
Yesterday night the FESPACO jury literaly covered Sékou Traoré's film with awards and distinctions : best actress for Maimouna Ndiaye and best actor for Fargass Assandé, best First Film for director Traoré and the Bronze Stallion Award. EYE OF THE STORM also won Best feature film (CEDEAO), best african film (UEMOA) and the Sembene Ousmane Award.
BABY RUSH goes to Spain
BABY RUSH, Tigran Rosine's first short, has just been selected to join the competition at Soria Film Festival and Lanzarote Film festival, both in Spain.
EYE OF THE STORM officially selected for the FESPACO Film Festival
EYE OF THE STORM, directed by Sekou Traoré, will be part of the international competition at the FESPACO, which is due to take place in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from fev. 28th to march 7th, 2015.
AGE OF UNREASON to be shot in Toulouse
Christophe Louis and his crew just started principal photography for his second short film, AGE OF UNREASON. Actress Ludmilla Mickael plays the foolish aging mother facing Nicolas Cazalé, her nervous overburdened son.
A SIMPLE FORMALITY done and dealt with
Loic Nicoloff's latest short film, A SIMPLE FORMALITY, staring Pierre Benezit, is being shot in Paris. Stonehenge Productions and Avalon are co-producing.
AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
Le film NUISIBLE, de Tom et Bruno, vient d'être sélectionné pour le premier tour des Césars, dans la catégorie court-métrage d'animation.
BABY RUSH prime a Courts Devant
Le festival Paris Courts Devant a décerné le Prix du meilleur Scénario au projet de film de Tigran Rosine, BABY RUSH. Le film bénéficie donc d'un pré-achat de France 2 et démarre sa carrière sous les meilleures auspices, avec le sourire de Mathilde Wambergue et Laurent Claret.
EYE OF THE STORM wraps up in Ouagadougou today
EYE OF THE STORM has ended principal photography today. The film is a coproduction beween France (AVALON), Burkina Faso (ABYSSIA PRODUCTIONS) and Cameroun (VYNAVY)
DAY ONE FOR EYE OF THE STORM
EYE OF THE STORM starts principal photography today in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Sekou Traoré directs while Luis Marquès, author of both the script and the theater play it was adapted from, works as art director.
QUEEN NAPHUS scores at l'Alpe d'Huez Film Festival
Selected at l'Alpe d'Huèz Comedy Film Festival, People of Mylonesse, Mourn thys Queen Naphus was rewarded with the Jury Special Award. Actor and Director Dany Boon acted as the Jury President.
Selection a Clermont Ferrand
Le film de Tom et Bruno, NUISIBLE, est en sélection nationale au festival de Clermont Fd. Un grand merci à nos partenaires coproducteurs de CUBE CREATIVE et d'ARTE !
VESTIAIRES revient sur FRANCE 2
La saison 3 de la série VESTIAIRES arrive sur France 2 à partir du 18 novembre, tous les jours à 13h50. Cette année encore les trublions du handisport vont nous faire partager leur humour parfois poétique et parfois décapant.
Les Courts qui rendent heureux A PARIS
Pour la seconde année consécutive, le festival Paris Courts Devant accueille la sélection des Courts qui rendent Heureux proposée par Philippe Braunstein. Au programme, entre autres, Les Chiens Verts, A la française, Flamingo Pride, et Ceci n'est pas un film de cowboy.
Sortie DVD de POP REDEMPTION
Le film de Martin Le Gall sort aujourd'hui en DVD et Blu Ray. Pour tous ceux qui sont passés à côté de POP REDEMPTION en juin dernier...
Boris Vigneron jeune espoir
Pour sa performance dans Comme un Air d'Autoroute, Boris Vigneron a reçu le prix du meilleur comédien au Festival de la Fiction TV de la Rochelle. Il faut dire qu'il joue la comédie, chante, danse, et fait toutes sortes de choses avec son corps...
LA REINE NAPHUS est dans la boite
Tous les records sont battus. Tourné le 1er septembre dernier, le court-métrage d'Eric Le Roch, PEUPLE DE MYLONESSE, PLEURONS LA REINE NAPHUS vient d'être terminé en seulement quinze jours. Verdict public lors de l'avant-première le 30 septembre.
VESTIAIRES 3 en tournage
La série VESTIAIRES s'installe à Bordeaux à partir du 28 août, pour le tournage de sa troisième saison. En guest cette année, Clémentine Célarié, Pascal Legitimus, et Philippe Croizon.
Comme un Air d'Autoroute sur ARTE
Le 5 juillet en prime time, ARTE diffuse COMME UN AIR D'AUTOROUTE, la comédie musicale réalisée par Franck Lebon et Vincent Burgevin. Alors ne partez pas tout de suite en vacances... Notre Aire d'Autoroute est bien plus belle que les autres !
Les Derniers Hommes, fin de postproduction
Le film LES DERNIERS HOMMES, réalisé par Maxime Potherat, et écrit par ce dernier et Jean Vocat, vient d'être terminé. Il pourrait devenir le pilote d'une série de 10x26 minutes sur le futur de l'humanité. Un futur inquiétant, vu la personnalité des six rescapés de la fin du monde...
Sortie en salles de POP REDEMPTION
POP REDEMPTION, réalisé par Martin le Gall, avec Julien Doré, Grégory Gadebois, Jonathan Cohen, Yacine Belhousse, Audrey Fleurot et Alexandre Astier, sort aujourd'hui en salles en France sur 200 copies, sous la bannière Gaumont. Courons-y !
NUISIBLE, fin de production !
Anciennement intitulé Klaus, puis Lepidoptéria, le film d'animation de Tom et Bruno vient de sortir des machines sous le titre NUISIBLE. On lui souhaite un chouette accueil en festival et sur Arte.
VESTIAIRES 3 EN ECRITURE
France 2 vient d'annoncer la reconduction de la série Vestiaires, pour une troisième saison. Les auteurs Adda Abdelli et Fabrice Chanut sont donc de retour à leur copie, quarante nouveaux épisodes sont à livrer pour fin mai.
L'équipe de POP REDEMPTION viendra présenter le film en mars prochain au festival d'Aubagne, puis au festival d'Alès. Rock 'n roll, cinéma et rencontre avec le public.
The Highway Song
Postproduction is over for our TV musical. Directed by Franck Lebon and Vincent Burgevin, it has now gained an ultimate title : THE HIGHWAY SONG. P remiere tonight for ARTE, to be followed by public scrennings next september, and on-air brodcasting in 2013...
Julien Doré was an invisible Hellfest Guest
The news was revealed today in the french paper LE PARISIEN. But it was a fiercely kept secret for the POP REDEMPTION crew, which is now leaving Clisson gothic grounds for the more joyous colours of Aquitain, where the shooting is to be continued. Directing the hell show is young filmmaker Martin Le Gall (JOGGING CATEGORY). Avalon, 22h22 and Gaumont produce together.
Vestiaires gets its Trophy
Tuesday night at Palais Brongniart, VESTIAIRES won the TV Revelation Trophy, voted by a jury of professionnals gathered by the magazine Le Film Français. The crew went to photocall with both Intouchables (Premium Trophy) and Angèle et Tony (Cinema Revelation Trophy).
The Lord's Ride, directed by Jean Charles Hue, to be aired on Ciné+
To watch The Lord's Ride on Ciné + : Wednesday , january the 24th, 20h40 Friday, january the 27th, 9h30 Tuesday, january the 31st, 15h05 Friday, february the 3rd, 9h45 More dates to come...
CANAL + IS GROOVY
GROOVE YOUR LIFE is soon to be broadcasted on CANAL + Watch Canal Cinéma on dec. 3st1 at 23:01 jan. 12th at 17:23 jan. 17th at 22:12 jan. 28th at 17:18
Production is starting for KLAUS
TOM and BRUNO, who wrote and directed the short film JEAN-FRANCOIS, and also designed the animation for VESTIAIRES, are starting work on a new short film, KLAUS. KLAUS has been presold to Arte, and will be produced by both Avalon and Cube Creative Computers.
Vestiaires est sur France 2
Starting today, France 2 will broadcast an episode of Vestiaires everyday, first at 13:50 after the midday news, then again just before the night news. Episodes will be on line immediately, both on France 2 website and on dailymotion. Check that link http://www.dailymotion.com/vestiaires
A Casting for POP REDEMPTION
Casting is now over for our musical production POP REDEMPTION. Julien Doré will be Alex, the charismatic leader of the Dead Makabees. The other musicians will be played by Grégory Gadebois, Yacine, and Jonathan Cohen. Still to be found : the actress to play the part of Martine.
Courts Devant Short Film Festival
GROOVE YOUR LIFE has been selected by Courts Devant short Film Festival, and will be screened in the music programm. The festival is also screening SHORTS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY, a selection of international short films by Philippe Braunstein, intent on offering, each in its own singular way, a spark of happiness.
More news from Texas
Following its screening in Asutin, Texas, CALIBRE 9 has attracted RAVEN BANNER's attention for a worlwide distribution deal.
Vestiaires first season shot
It's a green light for VESTIAIRES (THE LOCKER ROOM). First Season will start shooting on Septembe 1st in Aubagne, that is 23 episodes, two minutes each. Produced by Sophie Deloche for Astharte and Philippe Braunstein for Avalon, presold to France Televisions with funding from Center of the Cinema, the first season will be directed by Franck Lebon and Vincent Burgevin, with screeplays from Adda Abdelli and Fabrice Chanut.
Contis and Court Devant are Groovy
GROOVE YOUR LIFE : production is now over and the film will soon be competing for best short both in Contis and Paris - Courts Devant (october).
The Lord rides to Marseille
If you haven't seen the Lord's Ride, here comes the opportunity, on june 1st to 8th, in Marseille. On tuesday night, the 7th, director Jean-Charles Hue will participate in a special Q&A evening.
CALIBRE 9 goes to Texas
Jean-Christian Tassy's feature film, produced by Axel Guyot for Mordred Films, has just been selected by FantasticFest in Austin, Texas. It's actually the greatest genre film festival in the US. Awaiting further review...
All is Groovy
Coming up next may, shooting of GROOVE YOUR LIFE, a new short by Vincent Burgevin and Franck Lebon. Be in Paris on may 9th and 10th and you might catch a glimpse of the Chiche Capon, the SeaGirls, and the beautiful Julie Ferrier.
At the Munich french film festival, JOGGING CATEGORY won the Best Film Award ! Next stop Toulouse, France, where Jogging will be competing for the Short Sequence Film Festival Award.
Shooting 'Nouvelle Cuisine'
The city of Auxerre in Burgundy is now hosting the shooting of our late production, a short film by Vincent Hazard, co-written by Steven Goldsmith, Nouvelle Cuisine. International cast, colourful crew, and a sunny mood undeniably caused by red wine, offered by the Burgundy Film commission.
The Locker Room
Shooting the pilots of our shorts series VESTIAIRES took place in Aubagne (south of France) early march. The series deals with handisport with both cunning and humour, AND is supported by SACD-Beaumarchais and the City of Aubagne.
THE LORD'S RIDE PRESS REVIEW
Nice press review for our latest feature film, and 15 000 tickets sold. To be continued...
The Lord's ride is released in France on Januray 26th
Directed by Jean-Charles Hue, produced by Axel Guyot for Avalon with funding from Centre National du Cinema, Région Ile de France and Picardie, and Images pour la Diversité, The Lord's Ride will be released tomorrow by distributor Capricci Films. The film will travel through twenty cities with special screenings in presence of the film's crew.
The Lord's ride goes to festivals
Festivals to come : Angers (january), Rotterdam (january), Lisboa (april), Vienna (april), Saint Petersburg (july)