Make Aliens Dance

A Film by Sebastien Petretti

Synopsis

Gillingham, UK, 2018. Mike, a music producer in free fall, Dan, a sound engineer who is tired of his job, Murphy, the autistic brother with his headphones fixed to his ears, and, Lilli, the mother, are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a singer with a superb voice, has disappeared. What do they have left of her? Hours of recordings: her magnificent voice was recorded onto countless tapes, which are carefully stored and filed in the family studio.

Director

  • Picture of Sebastien Petretti © Sebastien Petretti

    Sebastien Petretti

    Sebastien started in 2006 as an assistant director on short films and commercials and is now directing both. 2015 saw Sebastien shoot a short entitled PINK VELVET VALLEY which is touring the festival circuit at present. In 2016 Seb, finished a third short called STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERFUCKER!. The film was selected in a lot of festivals like Palm Springs, Encounters, Mecal Barcelona and Regard sur le court Canada. He won 4 prizes until now. Today Sebastien is fishing his last short called MAKE ALIENS DANCE: A family drama happening in the suburb of London.

Awards + Festivals

  • 21st BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels. Belgium)April 25, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    6th FILMFESTIVAL KITZBÜHEL (Official Selection, Kitzbühel, Austria)August 20, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION BY THE JUDGE OF FICTION COMPETITION* *BEST FICTION FILM* *GRAND PRIX*
    1st RUSSIAN INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)October 6, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • 9th AMSTERDAM LIFT-OFF (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)October 7, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)October 11, 2018
  • 14th LA PLATA INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)October 11, 2018
  • 12th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 3, 2018
  • 11th LANCASTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lancaster, PA, USA)November 8, 2018
  • 20th SORIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Soria, Spain)November 11, 2018
  • 2nd COURT EN SCÈNE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Troyes, France)November 16, 2018
  • 22nd PÖFF SHORTS - SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Live Action Competition, Tallinn, Estonia)November 20, 2018
  • *STUDENT JURY AWARD*
    2nd BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 24, 2018
  • 3rd CROSSING THE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)November 29, 2018
  • 8th EINDHOVEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)November 29, 2018
  • 9th LONDON LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)December 12, 2018
  • 4th SHORT DAYS / IL VARCO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)January 21, 2019
  • 14th PRAGUE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Prague, Czech Republic)January 23, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)February 28, 2019
  • *BEST OF FEST*
    7th TORONTO SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)March 1, 2019
  • 5th FELACOS - FESTIVAL DE LARGOS Y CORTOS DE SANTIAGO (Official Selection, Santiago, Región Metropolit, Chile)March 7, 2019
  • 35th EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lille, France)March 8, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 20th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Gerrmany)March 20, 2019
  • 6th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 24, 2019
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019
  • 17th MÜNSTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Münster, Germany)September 18, 2019
  • *BEST FICTIONAL SHORT FILM*
    FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE AUTOR (Official Selection, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)November 13, 2019
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    1st HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Carson, CA, USA)November 14, 2019

Crew

Director
Sebastien Petretti
Screenplay
Sebastien Petretti & Fredrik Mjell
Producer
Giuseppe Conti, Paul Meranger, Sebastien Petretti
Director of Photography
Sebastien Petretti
Art Direction
Luc Noël
Costume Design
Nathalie van der Meulen
Sound
Manu Saubin
Editor
Luca Tontodonati
Sound Design
Christophe Loerke
Music
lanterns on the lake - song " I love you sleepyhead"

Details

Running Time
25:14 min.
Shooting Format
16 mm Kodak
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9/ 1:1,85
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Wiegersma Fine Art
petretti@me.com

Abyssal Process
Rue Edmond Picard 11
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
info@abyssalprocess.com

Luna Blue Film
Rue du Fort 109
1060 Saint-Gilles, Belgium
lunabluefilm@skynet.be

DIRECTOR

Sebastien Petretti
petretti@me.com
https://vimeo.com/sebastienpetretti