Director Biography – Valentin Petit (THE NOISE OF THE LIGHT)

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Valentin Petit is a young French director based in Paris. He wrote several video clips for street music artists and directed a lot of commercials for famous brands such as Puma, Unicef, Adidas or Canal +. His passion for travel naturally led him to fiction, through which he was able to express a more neo-melancholic creation. He is currently developing many personal projects, among which short films that won multiple awards in French and international film festivals, like his latest experimental film: « A Portrait of Rafel Delalande ».

Director Statement

Following my previous works (Anthophobia and A Portrait of Rafel Delalande), I wanted Le Bruit de la Lumière as a crossroad between a visual experience and a film fantastic. Through this combination, I wanted to tell a story about the synaesthesia phenomenon. I discovered this feeling which some people experience in the autobiographic novel from Daniel Tammet, Born On A Blue Day.

In order to create Lou, the main character, with Guillaume (co-writer), we went a little bit further by giving her a supernatural ability to generate sound when she is touch by the light. This choice show our fascination and our inability to understand something which is so intimate and personal.

The Fantastic treatment of the story is also a way to exacerbate the connections between our main characters. Marius and Pablo are facing an opportunity which is difficult to avoid, despite their friendship with Lou. How would we react in front of such a phenomenon? Moreover, how are we actually reacting to a person who describes her synaesthesia?

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LA Feedback Festival Testimonial – February 3 2019

“It was amazing attending!!! Really cool experience to hear the various feedback. Thanks again for having my peers and myself. 🙂

Kayden Phoenix (PENANCE)
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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: January 2019 LA FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: A GREAT RIDE

BEST CHARACTERS: A FRIEND OF DOROTHY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: UTOPIA

BEST MUSIC: YAMAN

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festival posterYAMAN, 17min., Australia, LGBT/ Drama festival posterPENANCE, 4min., USA, LGBT/Experimental
festival posterA FRIEND OF DOROTHY, 4min., Sweden, LGBT/Family festival posterUTOPIA, 15min., USA, LGBT/Drama
festival posterTHANK YOU COME AGAIN, USA, 21min, LGBT/Comedy Web Series festival posterA GREAT RIDE, 33min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

The theme of the December 2018 LGBT Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles was “IDENTITY”.

Each film was about people discovering themselves and who they are.

What a great start to the 2019 season. The first of 12 guaranteed events in Los Angeles, held on the first Thursday of every single month at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown LA.

I couldn’t ask for a better festival night. I always aim for the perfect festival, but know that’s impossible to accomplish. But tonight was up there with the top 5 festivals we’ve ever had. Reason #1 is the crowd. They were FANTASTIC. 240 attended and I hope 240 left happy and satisfied with the films and with the audience moderation.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: December 2018 DRAMA/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: I’LL BE FINE

BEST COMEDY: WRITER’S WORKSHOP

BEST PERFORMANCES: CASEY

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SEX BOMB

BEST MUSIC: THE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY

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festival posterA PIACERE, 7min, USA, Drama

festival posterCASEY, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterSTOLEN, 5min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterMISCREANT, 10min., Crime/Thriller

festival posterI’LL BE FINE, 3min., USA, Drama

festival posterTOM IN COUCHLAND, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterTHE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY, 6min., USA, Comedy

festival posterI GOT A CALLBACK, 15min., USA, Comedy

festival posterWRITER’S WORKSHOP, 11min., USA, Comedy

festival posterMURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE, 4min., USA, Comedy

festival posterSEX BOMB, 3min., USA, Comedy

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the December 2018 Comedy/Drama Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Exposure”.

Each film was about someone or something being exposed – in a good and not so good way!

Great way to complete the 2018 season. 12 festival in Los Angeles in 2018 and 12 sucesses. Couldn’t be more happier with first official year in LA. Great city. Great people. Great films. Great cinema. This was the first year of many.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Stolen Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

STOLEN, 5min., USA, Drama/Crime

Directed by Kevin Caulfield

When a scrappy teen faces consequences for stealing car stereos, he must decide if he will continue a life of crime in order to provide for his family.

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Miscreant Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

MISCREANT, 10min., Crime/Thriller
Directed by Rocky Ramsey
Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.

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I’ll Be Fine Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the Dec. 2018 Los Angeles Festival

I’LL BE FINE, 3min., USA, Drama

Directed by Damien Starr

Sofia is excited about her date, but she hasn’t quite told the full story about herself.

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