Interview with Filmmaker Christelle Le Baccon (GONE TOO SOON)

GONE TOO SOON, 8min., Australia, Drama
Directed by Christelle Le Baccon
The journey of a bereaved mother.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film? I decided to make and finance this short morning to expose the trust about bereavement with the hope to make a full documentary about grief and it stigma and to break the taboo attached to it especially often the loss of a child .

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film? It took about 2 months ( the filming itself took only 2 days as like you could see it is row with no rehearsal

3. How would you describe your film in two words!? Row and powerful

4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film? Having to relive that day and the pain associated with it .

5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video? I was overwhelmed hearing the audience expressing how much they felt my pain.I could feel there emotion but more importantly I felt like after watching this short movie, they may be more understanding and supportive towards a grieving person.

6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films? A few months after my son accident when people around started to go back to there daily life while I was unable to move forward . I wanted to express my feeling visually and verbally .

7. What film have you seen the most in your life? I never watched a movie twice sorry 🙂

8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career? Hopefully more people see this film more people may understand the importance of supporting a grieving people without being a taboo.

9. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway. How has your experiences been working on the festival platform site? What an amazing opportunity! I Did not know what to do with this short moving . Filmfreeway gave my film the opportunity to be seen by the public and hopefully through this opportunity A production team may be willing produce a full on docu but grief .

10. What is your favorite meal? I am not a food lover .. toasted bread with avocado or just toast with salted butter ( Gf bread please ) .

11. What is next for you? A new film? My ultimate goal is to find a production company willing to produce and finance a full on documentary where I would be exposing my story, my journey in the hope to be able to not only tell,other grieving elope they are not alone but also to find peace within me .I would be interviewing other people and discuss there journey , what say did or did not do to find some light , where are they at know ? Also discuss how people around us could help us /support us , break the stigma about bereavement and more important tell people facing any type of grief that they are not alone .
There is thousands of book and show about giving birth, how to raise and discipline your child like the English show ” the nanny” but we never speak about the other end ….So let’s speak about it now !!


By matthewtoffolo

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

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