An Interview with Juliette Grandjonc
What has been a real high point point for you in creating this film? What excites you about your submission to the FilmOneFest?
When I first started to think about this one minute movie, I was reading my grand-grand father’s letters. He died during World War I, that has been my main inspiration for this project.
WWI was the first industrial war as far as we know, and also the first time that post traumatic war symptom were considered. I decided to tell a story about solidarity, hope and reconciliation, against war fatality. My approach was to spread the idea that we can build good things and friendship even after such terrible events.
Also year 2014 is the Centenary commemorations of this war, it is important to remember and think again about peace and fraternity between people.
A questions about “One Minute” films: As you think about one minute films, what kinds of possibilities are there for this medium? What does it mean to you particularly?
Making a one minute movie is a very hard and exciting job. I loved it because I had to demonstrate my personal belief in the most efficient way, using my artistic inspiration and ambition. It was about delivering a concentrate of myself in a very short production time, which was great because since I am no longer a student, It is really hard to find time for personal work. So I would say this medium gave me the opportunity to direct a creative and personal project from A to Z, which is something really hard to reach when you are on the work market.
Talk a little about your influences: If you think about the gifts and skills you bring to film-making, what do you find energizes you most? What inspires you or compels you in your art form, and in what ways are you inspired?
I’ve always loved drawing and inventing story. Animation movies stimulate a lot my imagination and my curiosity through the very wide range of artistic technics and directions they use to tell differents stories, from The Man Who Planted Trees of Frédéric Back to Walt Disney movies. So I’ve been naturally driven to study animation, telling stories, stirring peoples imagination, and committing myself in a creative process enriches my days and makes them fulfilling.