Director | Antoine Chapon
Script | Antoine Chapon
Director of photography | Antoine Chapon
Editing | Antoine Chapon
Sound | Antoine Chapon
Composer | Antoine Chapon
Producer | Antoine Chapon
Production company | Antoine Chapon
A former military game designer was spotted in a video game competition organized by the army. Before going to war, he made video game scenarios that prepared soldiers to cultural shocks and healed trauma. Once back from the war, his relationship with his identity, with life and with the video game changed.
About the director:
Antoine Chapon (1990) is an artist and filmmaker based in Paris (France). He studied fine art, philosophy and social studies. In 2019, he learned literary Arabic at the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut (Lebanon) for his second film. His work questions the relationship between fact and fiction, the rôle of the archive and new technologies in documentary, and the possibility of making new forms in the age of digital reproduction. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including “Open Codes: The World as a Field of Data” at the ZKM| Karlsruhe Museum (Germany). His first film “My Own Landscapes” (2020) won the award for best short film at the Visions du Réel Festival in Nyon (Switzerland), and the award for best short documentary film at the Norwegian Short Film Festival. It has been selected in major festivals such as Palm Springs Shortfest (USA), Vienna Independent Shorts (Austria), London Short Film Festival (UK) and Torino Film Festival (Italy).