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What's your self-isolation set-up at the moment?

An old house in the middle of nowhere, very peaceful, with family and dog. 

Most of the day I work remotely with my team in Paris, our collaborators, our clients, almost non-stop. Very busy actually.

Each of us at Passion has its own e-mobile office,  the challenge was to adapt radically our way to communicate and work together. It’s a bit strange, but it feels that  our team of producers and artists works quite well together even at distance.

Doing animation is a blessing in these dire moments. We can do a lot remotely, and strangely we are approached for creative projects that we would not have seen normally. 

It's lockdown; aside from your family, which four people, past or present, would you most like to be quarantined with?

Johann Sébastien Bach of course. I never get bored with his music. It’s just perfect in any situation.

Groucho Marx, he quotes "I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book." 

Orson Welles, Marcel Proust, John Coltrane, Although I'm not sure I would like to spend time in quarantine with them personally... good friends is a much better idea.

We need entertainment, what's your favourite short film? 

I would pick Hors Piste directed by Megacomputer, (There is only a trailer, unfortunately), then a second one, we have plenty of time after all, Black Holes directed by Meat Dept.

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Oscar Malet – Hors Piste

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Meat Dept – Black Holes

You've completed Netflix. And Amazon Prime. And Disney+. It's on the hard stuff; board games. What do you pick and why?

Le Tarot. The Games looks nice, and the rules are fun and clever. You can play with 2, 3 or 5 people with different rules. 

If you get tired, someone can just draw cards and tell you about your future, which seems to be a complex job these days...

On a serious note, how do you think this situation will impact you individually, and the industry as a whole? 

It’s an ordeal for everyone. The situation might not really impact me and I feel like a very privileged person. I guess the situation highlights how privileged we are.

The future is right now

About our industry, I think we will get back to our feet, even if the economy will be tense for a while with tighter budgets and less films.

Above all, I hope the health crisis will give us an awareness of how important the environmental and economical choices are. The future is right now. 

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