Charlotte Dupré


A la Dérive - Short Animation


A la Dérive - Short Animation

A la Dérive is my second thesis film from film school at ESCAC, Barcelona, Spain.

The synopsis : Paul dreams to go sailing with his father one day. But his father tumbles into a depression and literally dissolves right before his eyes. The family threatens to collapse and for Paul there is a long road to go.

On this project, my approach was very intuitive, I had never worked on animation before and I was thrilled to start this new adventure. I started thinking of light in a more illustrative way, taking away all the physicality part. I wanted to focus only on the emotions. After working closely with the director Cyprien Clement-Delmas on references and looks, I started to work on the story board using it almost as a canvas.

It took multiple years for Cyprien Clement-Delmas to finish this wonderful film, and I could not be more amazed by the result.

Nordic Film Days 2016, Germany: Best Short Film – CineStar Prize
VIEW Fest 2016, Italy: Honorable Mention
Flickers: Rhode Island IFF, USA
Anibar Animation IFF, Kosovo
Animanima Animation IFF, Serbia
Animasyros Animation IFF, Greece
Cinekid Festival, Netherlands
VIEW Fest Turin, Italy
Cinemagic Children IFF, Ireland
Anima Mundi FF, Brazil
Chicago Children’s IFF, USA
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany
Stockholm IFF, Sweden
Hayah IFF, Panama
Les Nuits Magiques Animation, France