Emmanuel Tenenbaum’s live-action short film Free Fall focuses on a young man who is at risk of losing everything. This topical film has screened at 25 international film festivals including the Oscar qualifying Flicker’s Rhode Island, Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Bengaluru International Short Film Festival and has won multiple Awards including the 2021 Oscar-qualifying Award at Regard – Saguenay International Film Festival.
Tom is a young trader in a London bank, whose recent performance has put his job on the line. When the first plane hits the World Trade Centre on the morning of September 11th 2001, Tom, convinced that it’s a terrorist attack and not an accident, jumps into the biggest trade of his life.
Director Emmanuel Tenenbaum is a French director who has been working with Quebec screenwriter Guillaume Fournier for years. Their films have been selected in more than 200 festivals, have received numerous awards (Grand Prize at REGARD) and nominations (Vimeo Best of the year), and have been broadcast on many TV channels over the world. Free Fall is their third short film, and their last opus before their first feature film.
Producer Zangro founded the production company Bien ou Bien Productions and has produced several short films including Mother(s), directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, which went on to win a 2017 Cesar. He won the Producer Award by France Televisions in 2018 and was named “one of the 10 producers to watch in 2019” by Variety. Zangro also produced his first feature film directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, which has gone on to win several awards (Directing Award at Sundance, Special Jury Mention at Berlin, Cesar for best young actress, etc.). Zangro is currently developing several projects (short, feature, tv) with international broadcasters.
The amazing cinematography was created by Antoine Roch who is known for his work on Love Me If You Dare, Emmene-Moi and Viva Riva.
Free Fall will be screening at a variety of film festivals including Oscar qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival from Sept 23rd – Oct 1st, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival from Oct 13th – Oct 17th, San Jose International Short Film Festival from Oct 21st – Oct 24th, ALCINE 50 – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares from Nov 5th – Nov 12th and Lake County Film Festival from Nov 4th – Nov 15th.