KILLING US SOFTLY Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2017 Experimental Film Festival

KILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
Directed by Emilie Boyard

A mirror held up to humanity – it points out our ugliest, greediest and most idiotic ways. It is a chant, a protest rally, a wake up call to the people, and a reminder that we still have the power to take back what they are taking from us

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Director BIO: Emilie Boyard

Short Film: Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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Emilie is a versatile, multi-skilled visual artist and storyteller, a French film writer & direc- tor based in Sydney. She graduated in 2004 as Digital Director from Supinfocom Arles in France, with the animated short film Loop which enjoyed great success in festivals (awarded prizes at Siggraph, Annecy & Seoul Film Festival).
Her professional career started in post-production studios in London, at The Mill and Studio Aka. In 2007 She arrived in Sydney, working at Animal Logic in the Cartoon Net- work Department.
In 2014 Emilie enrolled in a Masters of Screen Arts at AFTRS, where she wrote and direct- ed the live-action short film Midnight Poetry, awarded Best Short Film at We Love Par- is Festival, and officially selected at Montreal Film Festival, Cannes Festival Antipodes, SWFF, Simply Short.
As well as directing film she works in the visual effect industry as a practioner and lec- turer and mentor at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Her work has recently been selected by Saatchi Saatchi to represent emergent female directors at Cannes Lions 2017.

Director Statement

The video aims to reinforce the message with subversive representations and obvious, even grotesque symbolisations of capitalism and its impact on the mass population.
I wanted to create two very contrasted minimalist worlds – with saturated graphics and caricatures and to show a challenging performance (Business Man) who paradoxically seduces and scares the audience – revealing obvious but disguised correlations between the two distincts worlds.