Marcel, Santa Claus (and the pizza delivery boy)

TV special – 45′ – development

SYNOPSIS

Christmas Eve, somewhere in a gray suburb, a young daydreaming pizza delivery boy named Abdou, meets the real Santa Claus, who’s name is Marcel. The journey of this worn out and tired old man is jeopardized by a stupid accident with a scooter. Thanks to Abdou, who calls on the help of some of the neighborhood’s unusual characters, Santa’s distribution is completed. In a mayhem of song and dance, Christmas is saved!

DIRECTION

Julie Rembauville & Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

SCRIPT

Julie Rembauville & Manuel Merlot

PRODUCTION

Xbo films

TECHNIQUE

digital 2D

Both born in the Paris region, Julie Rembauville studied literature and audiovisual at the Sorbonne and Nicolas Bianco-Levrin studied applied arts at the Duperré school. They first published books for young people while animation offers itself to them as a ground for experimenting with four-handed narratives.
They self-produced their first films within their association Prototypes Associés, trying out all kinds of techniques before working with Sacrebleu productions for their project of series Kroak in 2009, adaptation of the albums of the same name. In 2012, Folimage and the NFB co-produce Merci mon chien (pre-purchase Canal +) whose script received the SACD prize at the MIFA in Annecy. La Luna productions then produced Il était trois fois, in 2015 as part of the Canal + collection “Dessine toujours !” then Jeannot’s story co-produced by XBO films in 2019 (pre-purchase France 3). Their latest film, Vielle Peau, won the festival grant/Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Cinéma at the MIFA Annecy in 2016 and is beginning its journey to festivals, alongside others of their very short films for young people, made in the spontaneity of the self-production house. In fifteen years, Julie and Nicolas have directed together more than together more than thirty short films distinguished in many international festivals.
After having organized the Prototype Video Festival dedicated to amateur films for more than ten years, they are working this year on the 5th edition of the 7 Petits cailloux festival, the short film festival for young people in Tinqueux, in the continuity of the numerous interventions and workshops they have always done with young audiences.

With the support of CNC, Région Occitanie, Procirep and Angoa. In collaboration with Canal +