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Petal Rage in Beautiful Manuel Alberto Claro Film



Quad produce film via Babel that's inspired by Claro's work on Lars von Trier's Melancholia

Petal Rage in Beautiful Manuel Alberto Claro Film

The French foundation Apprentis d'Auteuil educates and trains thousands of disadvantaged youth. To bring public attention to their cause, they teamed up with the French agency Babel and Quad to produce a new campaign to challenge the way we look at young people and families in need. 

The story is built on the belief that "Confidence Can Save the Future" and illustrates the foundation's mission of restoring trust in today's youth and their families to build a path forward. The script developed by Babel starts with a series of extremely hi-speed shots, which were inspired by Claro's work on the film Meloncholia

To create a strong, engaging story, the team then worked hard to contrast this abstract beginning with very subtle and realistic acting. Claro, who marked his commercial directing debut with this project, finds inspiration in doing something different and was up for the challenge.

"Within the same story you can use different tools, different expressions... to get the story through in the strongest way. I think that approach suited me very well," says Claro. "I think changing styles can be used as a tool to enhance storytelling." 


Agency: Babel

Creative Director: Paul Wauters

Agency Producer: Jeanne Halfon 

Copywriter: Jean Desportes

Strategic Planning: Fanny Lederlin, Richard De Seze

Production Company: Quad

Director and Director of Photography: Manuel Alberto Claro

Producer: Solène Frank 

Line Producer Delphine Bellonnet

Post Production: Digital District

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Genres: People, In-camera effects

Categories: Charity, Corporate, Social and PSAs

QUAD Group, Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:11:52 GMT