Interview with Director Axel d’Harcourt (WOW)

Short Film played to rave reviews at the Under 5 Minute Film Festival in June 2017.

 Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?


From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

Around one year from the first exchanges on the idea, around 3 months from the concrete launch of the project, the scenario almost finalized.

How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Circle and desir.

What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Finding the right couple to play our story.

What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

First of all an extreme pleasure and then an attention to each word to fully understand the perception of the film in the minds of people.

How did you come up with the idea for this short film?

Making love is often a story of back and forth, we have extrapolated this vision to the whole of a love story.

What film have you seen the most in your life?

Mulholland drive / Rocky

What song have you listened to the most in your life

“Fade into you” Mazzy star
“Enjoy the silence” Depeche Mode

What is next for you? A new film?

Feature films and series… After love, perhaps a theme not so often developed in a new form: old age.


WOW, 4min, France, Drama/Romance
Directed by Axel d’HarcourtWOW relates the cycle of desire between two lovers. The end is the beginning. The beginning is the end.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!


By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival


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