2021 SHORT FILM - INTERNATIONAL (Best Short Film under 5 mins)

Masque-19 - Blaise Izard, Marie Bordaz - Marko Roth JPG

Masque-19 - Marko Roth
Blaise Izard, Marie Bordaz

Masque-19 - Marko Roth - Blaise Izard, Marie Bordaz


Title: Masque-19
Brand: Marko Roth
Product: Blaise Izard, Marie Bordaz
Entrant Company: You Are Here
Brief Synopsis: This film is based on true events. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the numbers of domestic abuse cases went through the roof. When France imposed an extremely strict lock-down, the victims were trapped at home with their abusers 23 hours a day. They were only allowed out for one hour to go to a pharmacy or a grocery store. French pharmacists came up with a way victims could secretly ask for help: The code word “Masque-19”.

The short film “Masque-19” shows the psychological horror most victims are experiencing while trying to leave their partner. And how the code word offered a way out.

We wanted to offer support to anyone in the world who might see this film and consider leaving an abusive partner. But although domestic abuse is a worldwide problem, awareness campaigns and helplines are local. So we created a new website thebeginning.info where the helpline number for any country in the whole world can be found in a matter of seconds. So no matter where you are, you can get help.
Writer/Concept: Marko Roth
Completion Date: 2021-07-21
Editor: Nikolaus Kohler
Cinematographer: Leo Schrepel
Production Designer: Charlotte Smoos
Sound: Etienne de Nanteuil, Gustav Karlstrom
Casting: Joanna Delon
Key Cast Members: Eugénie Derouand (Louise)
Key Cast Members: Quentin Faure (Quentin)
Key Cast Members: Soria Mouffakir (Pharmacist)
Other: PLEASE NOTE* This film was produced by production company BADASS in France.
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