23-25 June 2020
Cannes Docs Co-Pro Speed Meetings
Project curated by:
Cinema For Change
Original title: Inertie
Directed by: Nicolas Gayraud
Produced by: Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, Guilhem Olive (La Vingt-Cinquième Heure, France)
Country of production: France
Expected release: June 2021
1st feature: 2nd feature
Looking for: Co-producers, funding, pre-buys, sales agent
We are at the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula, at Omonville-la-Rogue. It’s a stone village, built around a small fishing port. I intend to follow three fishermen : Jacques, 72 years old, Baptiste, 35 years old and Paul, 25 years old, who’s unsure whether he belongs on a boat or in an office.
Three generations and three views on the place small fishermen occupy in a globalized society.
Nicolas Gayraud was born in 1976 in Rodez, in the south of France. He grew up surrounded by farmers and craftsmen. He taught himself filmmaking, and directed his first short-film in Super 8 in 1997. In 2006, he directs his first documentary film « La sortie d’école » which is nominated for Best creative documentary at the Documfest in Timisoara (Romania) in 2008.
In octobre 2014, his first long film « Le temps de quelques jours » is released. It attracted more than 25 000 people in theaters.
In 2013, he directed the film « ROOTS », an essay about accepting death. In 2014, he makes the film « Michel Dalladaire, la balade des êtres libres » about the famous clown who co-founded Cirque du Soleil.
He came back in 2017 to his parents house in the south of France, to film « PASSAGES ».
He is currently shooting “Inertia” in Normandie (France).