Cannes Short Film Corner - No One Else Will

 

A young rebellious girl seeks an explanation for the blank void where her father should have been, and finds out some disturbing truths.

Interview with Writer/Director/Producer Paul Raphael d'Indy

 

Congratulations! Why did you make your film?

I made "No One Else Will" because I wanted to tell the story of how PTSD effects not only the soldier that goes to the war, but can have serious repercussions on the families that stayed behind. It was a challenging story to tell as it has serious and truthful implications and to portray a whole other time period and create another world is always hard.

Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?

The audience will connect to this story because it is a important matter that affected a huge population of Australians. The characters are real and interesting to watch, and you get to follow their journey throughout and watch them develop and change. The story is also very engaging to watch and will leave you curious and touched.

How do personal and universal themes work in your film?

This film is quite personal to me as my grandfather fought in the Vietnam War and was personally affected by PTSD, with resulted in disconnect within my family. The themes are quite universal as there are many cases around the world where families have been torn apart as a result of PTSD from wars or past trauma. This film explores those themes and demonstrates what can result because of them.

How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development?

I began writing the script about 5 years ago when I was developing a short historical fiction novel about a soldier in the Vietnam War. In which I was writing diary entries from his perspective. As the years went by I developed it in to a short script, which in term became the end result. With the development of the script came the development of these key themes and ideas.

What type of feedback have you received so far?

We have received a wide range of feedback so far from the film. The majority being good, people have expressed that the story has touched them and they really connected to the characters. The response to the production value has also been really good, they has been a great response to the creating of the world and also the fact we shot the film of 35mm is something that impresses a lot of people. 

 No One Else Will - Drunk With Power, Featuring Ryan Bown

No One Else Will - Drunk With Power, Featuring Ryan Bown

Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?

I don’t think the feedback has challenged my point of view or the context of the story but only confirmed what I have been trying to say and demonstrate with the film. I have had Vietnam War veterans telling me how accurate some scene and emotions were within the film which is always a positive feedback.

What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?

I am hoping that my having my film visible on www.wearemovingstories.com will create a bigger audience for my film as the issues it touches on are important and need to be seen. Also to gain exposure for the talented crew and cast that worked so hard on the film.

Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?

We need more key members in our distribution channels to gain a larger exposure for our film and its message, and to also gain funding for our next short film which is based around the same key themes, but is this time a true story of one soldier in particular.

What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?

This film's purpose was to educate people about how serious these issues were to a lot of people around the world and how it affected them personally. The film's goal is also to entertain people and take them into another world to experience something different and real.

What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?

One key question that I hope sparks debate about this film is, is War really worth it? as it not only effects the people of the country it is happening in bust also every other country and its people that are connected to it.

Would you like to add anything else?

We are now working on a new short film, or a concept piece to gain us funding for a feature film connected to the themes of War and PTSD. This next film will be based around an Australian soldier experience in the Vietnam war and how it effected him and his family when he returned home.

 

Interview: May 2017

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NO ONE ELSE WILL

A young rebellious girl seeks an explanation for the blank void where her father should have been, and finds out some disturbing truths.

Length: 14:29

Director: Paul Raphael d'Indy

Producer: Raquel Linde

Writer: Paul Raphael d'Indy

Director/Writer: Paul Raphael d'Indy is an Australian film-maker, with a background in Cinematography. He has just finished directing his first short film "No One Else Will" which was shot on 35mm film, and has been working on countless other short films and music videos as a Director Of Photography. 

Producer: Raquel Linde is a talented Spanish filmmaker, who has travelled to Australia to study and work in the film industry. She specialises in producing and photography.

Key cast: Indian Kwong, Maddy Lee & Ryan Bown

Where can I see it in the next month?

The film will be playing at the Cannes short film corner in the coming weeks. Other festivals are still to be confirmed.