TRAINED, History/Mystery, 15min - Switzerland
Directed by Anthony Jerjen
Taglines: The power of the mind has no limits.
During the thirties, a magician named Leonard is on the verge of bankruptcy. To avoid it, he decide to perform the biggest and most dangerous trick of his career, despite the advice of his manager.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER and C0_WRITER - Anthony Jerjen
WRITER - Damien Waller
FORMS: Narrative Fiction, Short
GENRES: Drama, History, Mystery
At the beginning of the 20th century, a young boy named Leonard thinks he has psychic powers. He become interested in magic and eventually become a professional magician.
But after twenty years of work, business is not doing well and is about to be expelled from the only theater that has accepted his show.
He decides then to perform an unique magic tour in order to boost his career. He wants to stop a train using the power of his mind.
His manager, Robert, opposes, not knowing if Leonard went crazy or if he hides a real trick. Leonard finally convinced Robert.
The day come and Leonard is standing on the railway as the train is rushing towards him. But will he succeed to
stop the train?
Cast (in alphabetical order)
Sally Bankes - Ms. Pechelbraun
Peter Brooke - Leonard
Isabelle Caillat - The girl
Stephan Chase - Robert
Charlotte Gascoyne - Rachelle
Garrick Hagon - Mr. Mcilwain
Dirk Appermont - executive producer
Anthony Jerjen - associate producer
Michel Merkt - producer
Lars Ruch ... executive producer
Film Editing by
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yves Bouzaglo - second assistant director
toronto film festival