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Synopsis

«Poupée» is an artistic short film (10min) about the life of a doll in the display window in Paris. The doll tries to escape from its life behind the window of fashion into the world where it hopes to find more recognition. But in fact, the doll is just a projection of a person in real life.

A peotic reflection on appearance, solitude and self-discovery.

Project

How much of ourselves is real and how much is like a doll in a display window? The theme of a doll becoming alive has been used for centuries in a great variety of stories. «Poupée» shows us in an artisic new way a portrait of our lifestyle with a doll as the protagonist. This doll is the reflection of a person outside the window. However, these two characters can only meet when they are dreaming. But which of them is real?

POUPÉE is a project initiated by Timo von Gunten and Viola von Scarpatetti after a series of collaborations on award winning films. With the ambitious decision of producing and shooting the film with with no team at all, this project is minimized to the essential effects and equipment and maximized to the most creative art of filmmaking.

Production Crew

TIMO VON GUNTEN
Director, Writer, DoP & Producer

Timo von GuntenAfter his autodidactic film career, Timo von Gunten (born 1989) has been working on diverse Swiss film productions as an editor and director. As the founder of BMC Films, he lives and works as an independent filmmaker with his base in Zürich.

"Don't talk about doing it; just do it!"

Contact: timo@bmc-films.com

VIOLA VON SCARPATETTI
Actress, Writer, Producer

Viola von ScarpatettiBorn in 1987 and raised French and German, Viola von Scarpatetti has been acting and singing on stage since she was 10 years old. She absolved the European Film Actor School in 2007. As one of the most acclaimed young Swiss actresses, she performs for theatre, film and television.

www.violavonscarpatetti.com

HENRI KOLLER
Small boy

Post-Production Crew

TIMO VON GUNTEN
Editor

Timo von GuntenAfter his autodidactic film career, Timo von Gunten (born 1989) has been working on diverse Swiss film productions as an editor and director. As the founder of BMC Films, he lives and works as an independent filmmaker with his base in Zürich.

"Don't talk about doing it; just do it!"

Contact: timo@bmc-films.com

MARCEL JETZER
Color Grader & Co-Editor

Marcel JetzerMarcel Jetzer was born in Zürich 1974. Early in his life he discovered his interest in Film and Photography. He studied film in California, U.S.A. and came back to Zürich to work as an editor and later as a cinematographer. Due to the film industry’s growing interest in digital cinematography he recently deepended, his knowledge in digital color grading. His credits include numerous commercials, music videos, short films, features and documentaries.

www.marceljetzer.com

MARCEL VAID
Music

Marcel VaidMarcel Vaid, born 1967 studied guitar at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zürich. Working as a music composer for film and theatre, Marcel has already won the Swiss film prize (Quartz) twice, beside many other awards. Marcel Vaid’s most important goal is to develop an individual language, an individual and discreet soundscape for every film. He strongly relates to the motto: "Less is more"

www.marcelvaid.com

ADRIAN VON SCARPATETTI
Sound Design

Adrian von ScarpatettiAdrian von Scarpatetti (born 1979) started his career as an audio engineer in 2003, working on live music and Event productions. For the last few years, Adrian has accumulated a formidable list of FoH and recording credits and extensive experience as engineer, producer, sound designer, mixer and broadcast engineer.

www.promoton.ch

DAVID RIEDER
Animation

David RiederDavid Rieder (1981) is producer and owner of Phirstfilm Productions Ltd. After his acting studies he took advanced training in the fields of commercial film production and as a production manager in Germany. Since 2008 he produces commercial and corporate films as well as 3D animations, compositing and special effects.

www.phirstfilm.com

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Partners

We thank our partners for the intense collaboration on Poupée. Financial partners are still needed to cover the expenses for the production. For more information, please contact us here.

Production Partners

Post-Production Partners

Sponsors

Thanks to

Federico Marangoni
Robert Baumgartner
Anne Koller-Bally

Donation

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