The animation feature-film "Jack et la Mécanique du Coeur" is released in cinemas on the 5th of February 2014!! It's co-directed by Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu, from the French band Dionysos.
Edimbourg 1874. Jack was born on the coldest day ever in the world and his heart gets frozen. The Doctor Madeleine saved him by replacing his defective heart by a mechanical clock. He survives thanks to this magic fixing, unless he breaks the 3 rules: first he must not touch the hands of his clock, he must control his anger, and finally he should never ever fall in love. When he meets Miss Acacia, a little street singer, his clock will speed up. He will do anything to find her back, Jack will live an adventure to find his love, threw scottish lochs, Paris or even Andalousia.
Stéphane Berla who directed Dionysos' music video "Tais-toi mon Coeur" signs his first feature-film, thanks to original designs made by Nicoletta Ceccoli, and shows once again his talent for producing moving and fragile CG characters. Even though Jack is already a famous character for Dionysos fans, today he has his real story in this non standard and inventive film, with a very rich graphic universe.
Besides, you will ear the voices of various personalities: Grand Corps Malade, Olivia Ruiz, Jean Rochefort, Emily Loiseau, Arthur H, etc.
Directors: Mathias Malzieu & Stéphane Berla
Production Company: Eddy
Agency: Mullenlowe Paris
Producer: Nicolas de Rosanbo
Production Director: Gilles Pinaudeau
Director of Photography: Alexandra de Saint Blanquat
Creative Director: Patrick Jumeau
Writter: Philippe Lopez
Agency Producer: Vanessa Jalbert, Catherine Detappe
Post-Production: Brunch studios
Post-Producer: Fabien Cellier
Stéphane Berla created for Belin and BETC agency a mix media spot. The backgrounds were shot in live, the crackers created in a photo-realistic 3D as wells as the eyes, and the arms and legs are animated in 2D. Brunch studio took care of the 2D and 3D work.
Here is the latest music video from French band Dionysos with Olivia Ruiz. After "Neige", Mathias and the band members have decided to trust Stéphane Berla again.
"Tais-toi mon cœur" (“Be quiet, my heart”) is an extract from the album "La Mécanique du cœur" (“The heart mechanics”), composed as a rock soundtrack to the book of the same name. Stéphane Berla is currently codirecting the film-adaptation of the book, with Mathias Malzieu. A EuropaCorp/ Virginie Besson production.
Synopsis: the story starts in Edinburgh in 1874. Jack was born on the “coldest day in the world” with a frozen heart. The witch midwife who delivered him manages to save him by replacing his heart by a clock. Jack can live that way, but he has to wind up his clock every day and avoid any strong emotions: no anger and most of all, no love. But Jack will soon fall in love, causing him to go on a tough journey.
Director Stéphane BERLA
Head of Production Nicolas de ROSANBO
Production LN PRODUCTIONS / CUBE CREATIVE
Georges HANOUNA / Nicolas HANOUNA / Nicolas de ROSANBO
Artist / Musique Olivia RUIZ
Artist / Musique DIONYSOS Site
Chara Design Thierry BELTRAMY / Karim FRIHA / Joann SFAR / Bertrand TODESCO
Color grading Jérome LIONARD
Production Aurélia SELLIER
Rendering / compositing Eric LAUTARD / Maxime PORON / Franck BALSON / Timothée VIGOUROUX / Loic LECYGNE / Frédéric CROS / Yann COUDERC / Yves D'YNCAUD
Character Setup Alexandre BRETHEAU
Modeling Bertrand TODESCO / Rémi CERTHOUX / David ARNOULD / Nicolas LAMBELIN
UV / Textures Julien RAMBALDINI / Timothée VIGOUROUX / Rémi CERTHOUX
Supervisor rendering / compositing Ghislain GARLIN
Animation Johann LE POUDER / Jean-Paul SUAU
Compositing Jérome LIONARD
Supervisor animation Victor MOULIN
Set design / graphsim Sam MAHLONE