In 2008, Sophia Balestri contacted Luc Le Clech (Bluff, Picnic, Somber Heroes) and Eric Saussine to create a teaser trailer for her upcoming French-language novel La Plume et l’Envol (Feather And Flight). Eric Saussine was interested by the concept and accepted with the gracious condition that he could use the footage to make a short film of his own.
As a matter of fact the two videos use some 80% common footage. Moreover the short film does not have the literary voice over of the Teaser Trailer. The footage left alone forms a sylvan and contemplative yet coherent narrative about a girl looking for some personal life that society prohibits. The two videos’ color-grading is also totally different, La Plume et l’envol (2008) bearing autumnal colors and Nocturne (2011)... night colors.
When the leading female character walks along a lake, this short films present a couple of shots that Peter Jackson would have deemed acceptable for his famous adaptations of The Lord Of The Rings.
Starring Christelle Bounty
Produced by Luc Le Clech
Written by Sophia Balestri
Directed by Eric Saussine
Nocturne was shot in High Definition format. Running time : 4 min.