Director Biography – Jeanne Boyé (WHEN THE WOLF’S AWAY)

Jeanne is a French filmmaker. Since a young age she is fascinated by the cinema and passionate about the film industry. By practicing theatre for several years and getting a lot of directions when it came to acting, she developed a natural sense of how to work with actors.

After she was accepted by the University of Westminster in 2014, she moved to London and attended the Film and Television Production course. During the course she directed a second end of year short film, which confirmed her desire of becoming a director. She also showed great interest in screenwriting during her studies and explored this field further in depth with different courses. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Meanwhile she completed two internships in French award-wining production companies: Sombrero Films and Delante Productions. These companies enhanced her knowledge of the film industry and she gained a better comprehension of the making of a film.

Director Statement

With this film, I wanted to shed light on the dreamlike and saving path taken by a young woman who is a victim of trauma. This film questions the notion of forgiveness and personal reconstruction. “How do we move forward? In order to protect ourselves, we tend to dissociate ourselves from our own person. “It is not
not me”. “It didn’t happen to me”. This allows us to suffer less.
However, without accepting what has happened to us, moving forward is impossible. We must succeed in living not without the trauma, but with it. At this point, reconstruction is
possible.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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