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Founded by Sébastien AUBERT & David GUIRAUD, AD ASTRA FILMS is a production company based in Cannes, on the French Riviera. AD ASTRA FILMS produces and distributes international short films.
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The Danaides' Barrel

Film
Film
Original Title (If different): 
Le tonneau des Danaides
Language: 
No language
Running time (In minutes): 
12
Theme: 
Adventure
Art-house films
Awards
European Films
Fantasy / Science Fiction
French Films
Independent
International
Romance
Silent films
Category/Format: 
Independant
Short films
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
One of the most successful French short films of 2009
Production year: 
November, 2008
Film Credits
About the Director: 

After a bachelor in Cinema at La Sorbonne in Paris, he was in 2005 an assistant director on the French feature « Le Serpent ». He later became in charge of Short Films for the 2007 Richmond French Film Festival (USA), before creating his own production company in March 2008, AD ASTRA FILMS, with the producer Sébastien AUBERT. Only 23 years old, David GUIRAUD has just finished his first short, The Danaides’ barrel, which he wrote and directed.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2009 (in development) : THE MASTER OF WINDS, fiction (35mm), 25min, with Agathe Lecaron
2009 (in development) : THE EINSTEIN’S STAND-IN, fiction (35mm), 10min

Film director: 
David GUIRAUD
Producer: 
Sébastien AUBERT
About the Producer: 
Founder of Ad Astra Films, Sébastien AUBERT is the managing director and executive producer of the company. After a specialization in Management of cultural activities at EM Lyon Business School, he then started his career as first assistant of the EuroNews Marketing Director (in London), before becoming in charge of Sponsors and Advertisers for the biggest French Film Festival in the United States (VCU French Film Festival of Richmond, VA). He is also the author of a thesis in Master of Science about innovations in cinema financing.
Screenplay: 
David GUIRAUD
Editing: 
Yannick GRASSI
Film photographer: 
Matthieu-David COURNOT
Sound: 
Julien CAMPOS
Music: 
Christian LEONETTI
Costume: 
Charbel KARAM
Cast 1: 
Benoit RABILLE
Cast 2: 
Sandrine POTTIER
Cast 3: 
Claire-Estelle MURPHY
Film synopsis: 
In the desert, a man is buried to his neck in the sand. One does not know anything about him. A young woman, naked under red veils, walks away without paying any attention to him. After getting out of his sand cradle, he will head for the horizon to meet his object of desire.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
$ 100 000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
35 mm
Format Ratio: 
CINEMASCOPE (1,2:35)
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
BETA SP PAL, BETA SP NTSC, DIGIBETA PAL, MiniDV
Number of reels: 
1
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

- DC Independent Film Festival (WASHINGTON DC, USA)
- SHANGHAI International Film Festival (China)
- UK French Film Festival
- STRASBOURG European Fantasy Film Festival (France)
- World Film Festival BANGKOK (Thailand)
- MONACO Film Festival
- RICHMOND French Film Festival (USA)
- TANGIER Mediterranean Film Festival (Morocco)
- TRANI Film Festival (Italy)
- CYPRUS International Short Film Festival
- AHMEDABAD International Film Festival (India)
- NICE Film Festival (France)
- International Short Film Festival DETMOLD (Germany)
- LEITH Short Film Festival (Edinburgh, UK)
- Le Trottoir In Corto (MILAN, Italy)
- Jugendmedienfestival BERLIN (Germany)
- CINEFEST (Hungary)
- 2ANNAS International Short Film Festival (RIGA, Latvia)
- Festival of Nations (EBENSEE, Austria)
- Cinemadamare (ROME, Italy)
- CELRA Short Film Festival (Spain)
- Werkstatt für junge Filmer (WIESBADEN, Germany)
- Rencontres Cinématographiques de CANNES
- BATUMI Film Festival (Georgia)
- International Short Film Festival La Boca del Lobo (MADRID, Spain)
- BRNO 16 (Czech Republic)
- Hollyshorts (HOLLYWOOD, USA)
- Rencontres régionales des vidéos urbaines (MARSEILLE, France)
- SOPOT International Film Festival (Poland)

Awards received: 
- LJUBLJANA International Short Film Festival (Slovenia) : PUBLIC MENTION - Festival Selluloïd (SELLES SUR CHER, France) : PUBLIC AWARD
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Already Secured
TV: 
Already Secured
Video: 
Already Secured
International: 
Already Secured
Internet: 
Already Secured
Sales/distribution name: 
PROPELLER TV (for UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Ireland) and REGIE TV CABLE (rest of the world)
Address: 
PROPELLER TV Contact : John OFFORD Adresse : PROPELLER c/o Screen Yorkshire 46 The Calls LEEDS LS2 7EY UK website : www.propellertv.co.uk Tel : +441 469 515 151 Fax : +441 469 515 152 REGIE TV CABLE Contact : Nathalie LEBEL Adresse : AGENCE DU COURT METRAGE 2, rue de Tocqueville 75017 PARIS website : www.agencecm.com Tel : + 331 44 69 26 65 Fax : +331 44 69 26 69
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Sébastien AUBERT (AD ASTRA FILMS)
publicity address: 
84, av. de Lattre de Tassigny 06400 CANNES France
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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