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Sand art film: Midnight Blue

<2013> Sand drawing short movie: ecological tale

Midnight Blue VOD

At Last! no more need to move to the other side of the world or France to see my film at a festival, it is now available on VOD on Rendez-vous-tv:

This sand drawing film was conducted without a budget or grants, the money from VOD will be used to repay a portion of the costs of production and distribution, thanks for your help.



This ecological tale takes us to the heart of the underwater world, between night and light, following the rhythm of a whale’s meditations, a privileged witness of human activity on the oceans.

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History of the birth of the film

2013 :: Midnight Blue :: Oil slick {JPEG}I imagined this film after creation of two live sand drawing performances for the Festival Musica Nigella in 2011, with music by Crumb and Natsuda .
The theme of the concert was "The Secret Life of Oceans" , and I was inspired dramas including the Japanese tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster , and the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operated by BP .

For the first time , I used blue sand , which corresponded well to the diving atmosphere.

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Thereafter, I imagined a storyboard inspired by these performances , adding other elements , including the issue of fishing and fish consumption.
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Once editing advanced , on the advice of productor Citron Bien & Hélène Ducrocq , I wrote a poem to give another dimension to the film.
For the first time , I created a movie with lyrics.

Gérard Bonnotte then harmonized its original musical composition with this poem.
The film was completed in June 2013.

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2014 :: Midnight Blue :: price for Yound Audience + nomination, Festival "Des Courts en Hiver", Porto Vecchio

Festivals and screenings

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2014 :: Midnight Blue :: Washington Environmental Film Festival
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2013 :: Midnight Blue :: Sand art film, Festival selection

Other informations

  • Director: David Myriam
  • Technic: live sand drawing
  • Production: Pierre Dron – Citron Bien
  • Music / Sound design: Gérard Bonnotte
  • Artistic direction: Hélène Ducrocq
  • French voice over: Maud Fouassier
  • Subtitles: english, chinese & spanish subtitles available
  • Length 07’55"
  • End of Production: June 2013
  • Shooting: digital camera HD
  • Available formats: digital files, DVD, Blu Ray...
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