Project H

  • Projet H
Genre : Thriller
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2021
Format : Short
Running time : 5 (in minutes)

To rebuild Haiti, three soldiers put together a crazy and bold plan.

starring
Colette Césaire, Jean-Claude Duverger, Valer' Egouy, Élie Pennont, Suzy Sorel

a film by Maharaki

Martinique, 2021, Short Fiction, 05 mins, Drama / Black comedy



Original Title (French): Projet H
English Title: Project H

Type: Short film, Fiction
Genre: Drama, Black comedy
Themes : The absurd, Politics, Intrigue
Production language : French
Production country : France
Original French-language productions : Martinique
Nationality : 100% French (France)
Production year : 2021
Runtime : 5 min 6 seconds
Visa number : 154.780
Visa issue date : 29/11/2021
Production formats : HD Cinemascope
Color type : Color
Aspect ratio : CinemaScope
Audio format : Stereo
Rating restrictions : None

DIRECTOR STATEMENT
PROJECT H is a 5-minute drama comedy, shot overnight without budget, which was born thought the synergy of talented and passionate audiovisual and film professionals.

It features three soldiers, Colette CESAIRE, Jean-Claude DUVERGER and Valer'EGOUY who are building a bold plan in the mad hope of rebuilding Haiti.

Through laughter and derision, PROJECT H questions very seriously the catastrophic human and social situation of Haiti, American imperialism and the ability of countries under domination to take control of their destiny.

The film is also a small tribute to our elders and to the place they now occupy in our modern societies.
Beyond the different themes and questions it raises, PROJECT H plunges us into creative madness and awakens "the mobilizing utopia". It's a film that reminds us both in substance and form that in order to achieve great things, we must aim for the impossible.

Finally, PROJECT H is in line with DIG IT, my end-of-study short film in film school, both inspired by a joke: a nod to the Caribbean imagination, this fine observer of our societies, this free expression of our deep resilience and our ability to laugh at ourselves.


CAST
Colette Cesaire (Lieutenant)
Jean-Claude Duverger (Captain)
Valer' Egouy (Colonel)
Elie Pennont (Doctor)
Suzy Sorel (Nurse)

Executive Producer : Maharaki

Director: Maharaki
Screenwriter : Maharaki
Sound Recordist : Gianny Aldo
Director of Photography : Guillaume Sache
Editor : Linda Martial
Sound design : Marc Escavis
Camera Operator : Hervé Lezin
Production Designer : Maya Labeille
Grader : Guillaume Sache
Sound Mixer : Marc Escavis
Production manager : Maharaki
Sound Editor : Marc Escavis
Costume designer : Maya Labeille
Make-up Artist : Claude Montagnac

PRODUCTION
Rock Rose

LINKS
www.maharaki.com/post/projet-h
https://en.unifrance.org/movie/54358/project-h

FESTIVALS / AWARDS
* Official selection - DAKAR COURTS 2021, Sénégal (06-11 Dec 2021)
* Official selection - 12°N61°W Film Festival (1261 Film Festival), Grenada (30 Oct - 7 Nov 2021)
* Official selection - Twin Cities Black Film Festival, USA (21 - 24 October 2021)
* Official selection - San Antonio Black Film Festival, USA (30 Sept - 3 Oct 2021)
* Official selection - Detroit Black Film Festival, USA (23 - 26 Sept 2021)
* Honorable jury mention - Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (22 - 28 Sept 2021)
* Official selection - Montréal International Black Film Festival, Canada (21 Sept - 3 Oct 2021)
* BEST SHORT FILM - Black Star International Film Festival, Accra Ghana (21 - 26 Sept 2021)
* Official selection - Los Angeles Black Film Festival (9 - 12 Sept 2021)
* BEST COMEDY - CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, Canada (8 - 24 Sept 2021) Official selection - DC Black Film Festival, Washington USA (19 - 21 August 2021)
* Official selection - Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, Silicon Valley (USA, August 2021)
* BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT (to Colette Césaire) - Las Vegas Black Film Festival, USA (09 - 18 April 2021)
* Official selection - Festival international de cinéma Vues d'Afrique, Canada (09 - 18 April 2021)
* Official selection - Santa Barbara Film Festival, USA (31 March - 10 April 2021)
* Honorable jury mention - Montréal Independent Film festival, Canada (March 2021)
* Official selection - The Pan African film festival, Los Angeles, USA, (28 Feb - 14 March 2021)
* Official selection - Toronto Black Film festival, Canada, (10 - 21 Feb 2021)
* Official selection - Reel Sisters Film Festival Brooklyn, USA (24 Oct - 17 Nov 2020)
* Official selection - Cinémartinique festival, Martinique (23 - 31 Oct. 2020)
* Official selection - Festival Monde en Vues, Guadeloupe (9 - 14 Oct. 2020)
* Official selection - Cinestar, Guadeloupe (1 - 7 Oct. 2020)
* Semi-Finalist - Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA (August 2020)
* Semi-Finalist - Gold Movie Awards, London (July 2020)

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