Centrul Astra Film


Astra Film Festival

The Unknown Photographer

Loïc Suty,  Canada 2015 12'

Film Presentation:
The Unknown Photographer is a surreal plunge into the fragmented memories of a First World War photographer. A documentary/fiction hybrid unfolding in virtual reality, the project invites participants to take a stroll through a museum—a vivid dreamscape whose images are set in a 3D universe of otherworldly structures, improbable architecture, and impossible sculptures. Participants meet captivating allegorical characters while walking through a world that invites them to question the power of images and the ravages of war in times past and present. The photographs used in this project were taken from a photo album discovered in an abandoned barn north of Montreal, Canada.
Emotional Games Awards 2016, Webby Awards, People's Voice 2016. Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal 2015, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling 2015, Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier 2016, Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois Sélection 2016
Film's Website: unknownphotographer.nfb.ca/
Director's Bio-Filmography:
With degrees in science and philosophy, Loïc Suty has always been fascinated by the possibilities of conceptual, creative and narrative innovations in the digital world. He has been with Turbulent since 2013, working as an experience designer on experimental and convergent projects. Loïc was part of the team that developed the concepts for convergent projects including the multi-platform Champlain’s Dream (TFO) and the musical game JAM (TFO). Previously, he worked in Web editing with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INA-GRM), as a copywriter in various Parisian agencies and was also web marketing manager for the label Wagram. He has created sound installations and has composed music pieces for theatre and documentaries.
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