One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, likesome sort of guide.

Director's Biography

After studying Animation in the French animation school EMCA from 2001 to 2004, Adrien Mérigeau first worked in Cartoon Saloon in Ireland as background supervisor on the EFA and Oscar-nominated feature film THE SECRET OF KELLS by Tomm Moore (2009). Then he directed his first short film OLD FANGS (2010), and worked as art director on Cartoon Saloon’s second Oscar-nominated and first EFA-winning film SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore (2014).
Adrien moved back to France in 2015 and started to work with Kazak Productions on his second short film GENIUS LOCI, completed in October 2019.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Adrien Merigeau

Written by: Adrien Merigeau, Nicolas Pleskof

Produced by: Amaury Ovise, Jean-Christophe Reymond

Cinematography: Adrien Merigeau

Editing: Adrien Merigeau

Original Score: Théo Mérigeau, Lê Quan Ninh

Sound: Julien Rabin, Laurent Sassi

Animation: Hefang Wei, Chenghua Yang, Hippolyte Cupillard, Vaïana Gauthier, Céline Devaux, Rui Chang, Camille Chao, Alan Holly, Lisa Matuszak, Camille Monnier

Main Cast: Jina Djemba (woman), Nadia Moussa (Reine), Georgia Cusack (sister)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020