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.
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.