Je T'aime Au Revoir filming

 

Notes from the Writer, Director Bennie Woodell

 

Bennie Woodell has done mostly action or horror films, but he has been yearning to make a more personal piece, more so, he wanted to make a piece of art. Shot on 16mm with a Bolex camera, Je T'aime, Au Revoir is about finding the one person you know deep down you're meant to be with, only at the wrong time in your life, and sometimes all you can simply say is, "Je t'aime, au revoir." (I Love You Good Bye)

Over the years Bennie has been highly influenced from both the Hong Kong New Wave, most notably Wong Kar-Wai and films such as Comrades: Almost a Love Story, and Anna Magdalena, as well as the French New Wave, most notably Vivre se Vie after being introduced to that film and style of cinema while attending Illinois State University.

Though he loves and is incredibly proud of the films he has been making, Bennie can't get enough of action cinema in general. Deep down these kinds of artistic films about the pain people go through in the midst of relationships and trying to find love is really where he is coming into his own. Bennie feels, as a writer and an artist that getting into the characters heads and knowing what they're feeling, letting them tell their story through an internal dialogue as most of us do on a daily basis. It reflects the world around us, and is something we all can relate to in one way or another.

Slowly Bennie's films have

been moving towards this

direction and he feels

now is the time to really

cement who he is as an

artist and a filmmaker.

Bennie always said he

would love to make

films that are at a level that a good friend and former professor of his could use in his film classes not only film analysis, but in discussions about the auteur theory as well. 

 

details

Genre

Indy / Romance

Writers

Bennie Woodell

Director

Bennie Woodell

Producer

Jennifer Scott

Format

Bolex 16mm / Arri SR II

Running Time

80 min


MPAA Rating

R (Content & Language)

Locations:

Los Angeles, CA USA

Shooting Days

20

Story Summary

Tag: 

Sometimes love is best pronounced good-bye.


Synopsis:

Je T'aime, Au Revoir is about finding the one person you know deep down you're meant to be with, only at the wrong time in your life, and sometimes all you can simply say is, "Je t'aime, au revoir. 

Plot Outline:

Je T'aime, Au Revoir follows Scott (Matt Ukena), a writer/director living in the City of Angels working hard to make his dreams come true. On a location scout he runs into Lily (Ashley Moret) and it's love at first sight; a connection so powerful that he knows she's the one he's meant to be with, but he lets her walk away. While holding auditions for his upcoming short film, she shows up at the door and Scott experiences the wonders of fate. 


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A Film by Bennie Woodell

staring


Scott:                    Matt Ukena

Lilly:                    Ashley Moret

Lou:                      Brad Fowler

Clark:         William McNamara


 

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