I don't know how it works in your country, but in France, girls never come on to guys. Never. Or if they do, it's probably too subtle to be noticed.
Bob is 28 and he's tired of it. Every time he meets a girl, it's always the same question: "What are you waiting for? Why do we always have to come over and talk to you? Why is it never the other way around?"
But Bob suddenly finds himself transported into an alternate universe... where roles have been switched around. In this world, it's the girls who come on to the guys.
Bob is overjoyed. But he suddenly realizes what it is to be in a girl's shoes... and treated like cattle!
Mecs Meufsis a little off-beat comedy. It's written and directed by Liam Engle (me!) and produced by Affreux, Sales et Méchants.
The movie will be 10 to 15 minutes long. If you read French, you can check out the screenplay here.
Mecs Meufsis also the third episode in a loose series of shorts I've directed starring Robert Hospyan as himself, aka "Bob".
This is Bob et Joséphine, a self-financed short we did in 2009, that already shows Bob facing a fantasy-like twist:
and Lose Actually, that I co-directed last year with Daniel Brunet, and shot with the same crew we'll do Mecs Meufs with - here you'll see Bob's knack for getting himself into inextricable situations and trying to blabber his way out of them.
Mecs Meufs will thus be the third installment in Bob's adventures.
PRODUCTION & SHOOTING
We hope to shoot the movie in three days in late June 2012.
The movie is produced by Affreux, Sales et Méchants, a young and very dynamic production company I've already worked with. You can check out their CV here.
We're currently putting the crew together, but we already have the very talented Xavier Dolléans on board as DP (check out his reel here) and the quick-witted and efficient David Hourrègue as Assistant director.
We're also casting the numerous actors and actresses around Bob, and we'll keep you guys posted any time someone joins the cast.
¿Para qué necesitamos la financiación?
The campaign is here to fund most of the shooting of the film. The €4000 probably won't be enough, so we'll cough up the rest to shoot the film in the most efficient way possible.
Most of the money will be going to equipment - the camera, of course, but also sound, lighting, and obviously the trucks needed to haul all that around.
We have a few sets we need to find, and a little money won't hurt when it comes to convincing bar owners to let us invade their workspace.
And let's not forget the food. This is France, after all. And what is a volunteer crew worth if it's not well fed?
Acerca del autor del proyecto
If you're reading this, you probably already know me - or know my parents! But for the others, and just to say a few words, I was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, back in 1981.
I directed amateur shorts through most of my schoolyears, with such subtle and evocative titles as Revenge is Best Served Cold or 2003, World War.
After graduating, I studied cinema at college while working on new films whose quality - I'm told - got better and better. I moved to Paris in 2006 where I now live and work.
Aside from my short films, I'm currently writing features which I hope to get financed and direct.
Among my previous shorts, you'll find Back in the Woods ("Le Portail" - 2010), for which this is the trailer:
and the totally crazy action comedy Minimum Overdrive (2005):
I hope these little nuggets of info will interest you in the project, and I hope you'll be as excited as we are to get Mecs Meufs up on the screen. Thanks to all of you for your support !
(For some reason, I can't get a translation up for the bar on the right with the amazing and wonderful things you will receive according to the generosity of your contribution. In any case, just know that all of you will at very least receive the DVD when the project's finished!)