When It Falls
A FILM BY ROMAIN DUMONT AND ANTOINE RYAN
Short Film – Québec – 2020 – 18 min
Color | French with English subtitles | 4:3 | Stereo
Élie, an ambitious young teenager, finds himself torn between Enzo, a singular sixty-something whom he works for, and his own mother who suspects the man to be linked to organized crime. It’s only when a snowstorm hits the city that he’ll finally make up his mind.
- REGARD | Saguenay International Short Film Festival, 2020
- Basel El Reyes
- Dino Tavarone
- Karina Aktouf
- Félix Grenier
- Directors : Romain Dumont & Antoine Ryan
- Producer : Samuel Caron (Telescope Films)
- Director of Photography : Antoine Ryan
- Artistic Director : Ludovic Dufresne
- Sound Design : Théophile Porcet
- Music : Ilyaa Ghafouri
- Editing : Guillaume Marin
BIOGRAPHY | ROMAIN DUMONT
Romain Dumont integrated the film industry several years ago as a fiction screenwriter. Known for column writing in film magazines such as Séquences and 24Images, the scope of his work is now mostly defined by documentary works and short films. In 2019, Dumont wrote web series La loi c’est la loi in collaboration with Emile Schneider and Hugolin Chevrette. His passionate personality is quite unstoppable, as he then dove right into directing a short film entitled When It Falls featuring one of his boyhood heroes Dino Tavarones and Les Moldus, starring Caroline Dhavernas, Guillaume Laurin, Hamza Meziani and Steve Laplante. He is currently working on two feature film projects, driven by a real passion and undeniable ambition.
2020 | Fiction | Canada
BIOGRAPHY | ANTOINE RYAN
Barely landed in Montreal, Antoine Ryan started out as a photographer. As his career was booming, he decided on a whim to buy his first video camera. This first purchase allowed him to make his place as one of the most promising cinematographers in Montreal. Having started by earning a living first through several advertising projects, he made his first steps in fiction in 2018. His determination, his critical vision of society and his desire to make projects at any cost had the effect of making him work on several fiction projects in 2019. Following his experience on When It Falls, he continued to work with Romain Dumont as director on their most recent project, Les Moldus. His year 2020 began with a bang, since it is also marked by the release of a documentary short film he shot in Haiti, directed by JB Proulx: Erich.
2020 | Fiction | Canada