Camera Obscura

short fiction | 12'

Two young photographers find a disturbing discovery in the basement of an abandoned mill: a deaf girl that seemingly spent many years enclosed in a dark room with a small window looking at the forest. In her silence she is looking through the window into the depth of the forest. 

This surreal and yet tragically real sight does not trigger the same reaction for each of the photographers. Pierre instinctively starts photographing; he is obsessed by this bizarre view. Frank, however, is not at all at ease about this dark photo-shoot. His limits of how far can one go “in sake of art” are different from those of Pierre. The moral conflict escalates.

Pierre is now left alone with the girl and the photo-shoot begins…

Cast & Crew




Sound design




Kristijonas Dirsė

Quentin Renault

Sébastien Eychenne 

Renaud Duguet

Dominykas Digimas  

Thibault Christophle

Clément Baudouin

Caroline Bennequin

Matéo Renault

Screenings & Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Pontault-Combault International short film festival – Pontault-Combault, France – 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cefal film festival – 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions Hosted by LiftOffGlobalNetwork – 2019


Genres: Suspense, Horror, Drama

Runtime:12 minutes

Completion Date: November 22, 2017

Production Budget: 5,000 EUR

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: French

Shooting Format: 4K

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Color

Student Project (Masters) Paris 8