The director, québec Christine Lavoie-Gagnon won a Bronze Award for Independent Shorts Awards in Los Angeles for a short film that it was shot entirely in confinement at her home.
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The Independent Shorts Awards in Los Angeles reward each month for the best short films in the independent that have been submitted online to the organisers. The film Confined by Christine Lavoie-Gagnon won the award for best first film for the edition of the month of April.
It was in march last, after having had “a big bronchitis” and having seen his professional contracts cancelled because of the pandemic that the director of québec has decided to try to take advantage of the situation.
“I saw on the social networks that people are throwing challenges to make films in confinement,” she explains. I told myself that I was going to try to make one. So I wrote a scenario, imagining the desperation of a woman in confinement. “
Shot at it
The director has shot the movie in it with his iPhone, putting himself at the scene and a video of his spouse without her knowledge. She then submitted the film to festivals online, which allowed him to be selected for the Independent Shorts Awards. “It was a nice surprise,” she said.
Christine Lavoie-Gagnon has worked in the field of cinema and television for the past fifteen years. She has recently worked as an assistant to production for the next film by Claude Gagnon, The old chums. She is currently working on a feature film project that she would like to turn to Japan, where she has lived for nearly 25 years.