Serval Et Chaumier

A Film by Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret


1896. In a small French village, Jules Chaumier, professional magician, runs into Marcel Serval, his former disciple who left 10 years ago with his wife Jacqueline. They get into a fight, which should lead them to know who actually is the true “Master of Shadows”…


  • Picture of Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret © Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret

    Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret

    Arthur Goisset has studied at La Fémis in production. He is now a producer and member of Topshot Films. He develops his own projects as author and director.
    Bastien Daret studied cinema at l'Ecole Normale Supérieure and then integrated la Femis in Paris. There he met Arthur Goisset with whom he started collaborating on diverse projects such as short films, long features, tv series....

Awards + Festivals

  • 20th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 2, 2016
  • 14th ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)September 18, 2016
    22nd FESTIVAL JEAN CARMET (Official Selection, Moulins, France)October 12, 2016
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
    SHORT TO THE POINT MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania) June 5, 2017
  • 10th PORTO7 - OPORTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal)June 14, 2017
  • MIDDLE COAST FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 6th VISIONI CORTE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minturno, Italy)September 11, 2017
  • 1st HANCHENG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Youth Competition, China)October 1, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
    1st MAKE IT SHORT - LEWES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, U.K.)October 14, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 2nd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 32nd FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florida, USA)October 27, 2017
  • 7th EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Scotland, UK)October 27, 2017
  • 16th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 3, 2017
  • CINEMA FALLS SHORTS FEST (Official Selection, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA)November 5, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 11th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 24, 2017
  • B3 BIENNIAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE (Short film competition, Frankfurt, Germany)November 29, 2017
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malaga, Spain)February 20, 2018
  • 19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • 15th IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Balchik, Bulgaria)June 23, 2018


Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret
Arthur Goisset, Bastien Daret, Robin Robles, Étienne Larragueta, Damien Petit
Arthur Goisset & Bastien Daret
Director of Photography
Lucie Baudinaud
Art Direction
Caroline Leroy
Costume Design
Marta Rossi
Tristan Pontecaille / Clément Badin
Avril Besson
Sound Design
Lionel Guenoun
Manuel Peskine


Running Time
20 mins
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Dolby 5.1



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75003 Paris, France

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