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MY LITTLE ONE

a film by Frédéric Choffat and Julie Gilbert

About

About

MY LITTLE ONE movie

Once inseparable friends, Alex and Bernardo are summoned to the Arizona desert by Jade, a woman they both loved but haven’t seen in 10 years. Arriving separately from Europe, they're picked up by Jade’s free-spirited 10-year-old daughter, Frida, who becomes their guide over the surreal landscape of Jade’s existence in the lands of the Navajo Nation. Their views on life, love and even death are about to change forever.
Featuring breathtaking desert landscapes and a strong cast - Mathieu Demy, Vincent Bonillo, Anna Mouglalis and introducing Ruby Matenko--the latest collaboration of Frédéric Choffat and Julie Gilbert is a deep, contemplative look at three lives at a crossroads.

FILMMAKERS

DIRECTOR
FRÉDÉRIC CHOFFAT

FRÉDÉRIC CHOFFAT IS A SWISS AND FRENCH FILMMAKER. HE HAS BEEN COLLABORATING SINCE 1997 WITH JULIE GILBERT, WITH WHOM HE WRITES AND PRODUCES PHOTOGRAPHY, RADIO AND FILM PROJECTS. THE REAL LIFE IS ELSEWHERE (2006), FRÉDÉRIC’S FIRST FEATURE FILM, WAS INVITED TO FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD; MANGROVE (2011), THEIR FIRST CO-DIRECTED FEATURE FILM, WAS IN COMPETITION AT THE LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND WON THE BEST INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD AT THE CINEGEAREXPO IN L.A. AS WELL AS THE PANAVISION NEW FILMMAKER PROGRAM AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY. HE HAS ALSO DIRECTED NUMEROUS SHORT FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES AND HAS WORKED ON CONTEMPORARY OPERAS. HE HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL AWARDS AMONGST WHICH EUROPEAN JOURNALISM AWARD, LEOPARD OF TOMORROW, BEST INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER LOS ANGELES/BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER. BASED IN SWITZERLAND, HE LIVES BETWEEN GENEVA AND LOS ANGELES. MY LITTLE ONE IS THEIR SECOND FEATURE FILM.

DIRECTOR
JULIE GILBERT

JULIE GILBERT WRITES FOR SCREEN AND THEATRE. THE DAUGHTER OF AN ETHNOLOGIST, SHE SPENT HER FORMATIVE YEARS AMONGST NATIVE PEOPLES IN MEXICO, CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. AFTER STUDYING MODERN LITERATURE AND AUDIO-VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY AT THE SORBONNE NOUVELLE, SHE STUDIED AT THE ICAIC IN HAVANA. IN 1997, SHE MET FRÉDÉRIC CHOFFAT WITH WHOM SHE HAS SINCE COLLABORATED ON FILM, THEATRE AND RADIO PROJECTS. TOGETHER THEY WROTE THE REAL LIFE IS ELSEWHERE (2006) AND DIRECTED MANGROVE (2011). SHE ALSO WRITES THEATRICAL TEXTS WHICH HAVE BEEN STAGED IN SWITZERLAND, FRANCE AND QUÉBEC.

FEATURED

Anna Mouglalis
Jade

One of France’s most captivating actresses, Anna has worked in films by renowned directors Claude Chabrol, Chantal Akerman, Arnaud Desplechin, Xan Cassavetes and Philippe Garrel among many others. In addition to her acting, she has been one of Karl Lagerfeld long-time muses, featured in his Chanel ad campaigns.

Mathieu Demy
Bernardo

A magnetic, critically-acclaimed French actor, director and producer, Mathieu currently appears in the Sundance TV series The Bureau. He has worked in films by André Téchiné, Emmanuelle Bercot and Céline Sciamma amongst countless others. His 2011 directorial debut, Americano, which he also wrote and co-starred in alongside Salma Hayek, was hailed as an homage to his parents, the revered directors Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy.

Vincent Bonillo
Alex

A gifted Swiss actor both in films and on stage, Vincent has appeared in Frédéric Choffat and Julie Gilbert’s The Real Life Is Elsewhere (2006) and the short film Article 03. He also is a prolific theatre director of the “Cie Eponyme” and “Cie Voix Publique”. He has signed several shows in French-speaking Switzerland, including Winkelried by Joël Maillard in 2006, The Pretentious Young Ladies by Molière in 2012 or Paradise Now! by Julie Gilbert in 2014 and 2015

Ruby Matenko
Frida

Cast from a nationwide search in which hundreds of girls read for the part of Frida, Ruby Matenko makes her feature film debut in My Little One. Her television credits include Transparent, Veep, Life in Pieces, Baskets and Miracle Workers

John Doe
Matt

Singer, songwriter, actor, poet, guitarist and bass player John Doe co-founded LA punk band X, of which he is still an active member. His musical performances and compositions span rock, punk, country and folk music genres. As an actor, he has dozens of television appearances and several movies to his credit, including the role of Jeff Parker in the television series Roswell.

Zoël Zohnnie
Ryan

Is a new Navajo actor. After some work as an extra, it is his first featured role in film.

Kody Dayish
Josh

A young Navajo videographer, Kody is used to appearing in his own documentary productions. This is his first feature film experience.

Loretta Chino
Phillis

Living and working in the Navajo Nation, Loretta came to the casting call in Dilkon. This is her first acting experience.

CREDITS

Director: Frédéric Choffat
Co-Director: Julie Gilbert
Script: Julie Gilbert and Frédéric Choffat with the collaboration of Jihane Chouaib
Editing by: Cécile Dubois

Contact

CINEMA LIBRE STUDIO

Tel: 818.588.3033

120 S. Victory Blvd,
Burbank, CA 91502

info@cinemalibrestudio.com
www.cinemalibrestudio.com