Short Films

 

Resolutions (2015-2016)

SYNOPSIS

 

RESOLUTIONS (originally Entschlüsse) is a short diary entry written by FRANZ KAFKA in 1911. In the text and video, the narrator wears a psychological mask in order to cope with the world around him. But rather than finding a hopeful resolution, he embraces a self-defeating approach towards life. By adapting a hundred year old text to a contemporary form - the short web video - RESOLUTIONS doubles as a short fiction film and a commercial for Franz Kafka. Not an ad meant to sell you something that promises to make you better, happier, or more satisfied. But an ad that argues that self betterment itself is futile; an ad that illustrates the following:

 

“Theoretically there is a perfect possibility of happiness: believing in the indestructible element in oneself and not striving towards it.”

- Franz Kafka

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECS

 

Narrative short film

Runtime: 2 min. 22 sec.

Full HD Video, black & white / color

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Language: English

Marco Joubert | Filmmaker
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Collaboration with Mika Johnson

CREDITS

 

Text by..........Franz Kafka

A short film by

Mika Johnson & Marco Joubert

Directed by..........Mika Johnson

Cinematography by..........Marco  Joubert

Music by..........Ryan Lester

Sound design by..........Justin Evans

Foley artist..........Eli Stine

Colorist..........Sunny Kurapati

Titles by..........Kaori Mitsushima

Post production assistants

May Ziadé & Sahil Ahuja

Actors

Lead..........Marcello Barizonsi

A..........Louis Chartrand

B..........Geneviève Guernier

C..........Mika Johnson

Parakeet..........Johnie

Special thanks to

Geneviève Guernier, Audrey Rousseau,

Louis Chartrand, Ginette Rosato, Ivan farner

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