Liam is a foster kid. He is surrounded by bad influences that lead him to endeavour into many bad acts. One day, his employer gives him a fresh perspective for his future if he is ready to change his mentality. As he will learn through the process, success is a matter of consistence and perseverance through hard work.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Director: Victor Boccard @victor_boccard
DoP: @raph.bh
Colorist: @romainloiseau.colorist
Steadycam Op: @cedricautier
1st AC: @amandinereins
Loader: @roxanejouannin
Gaffer: @alex_0denis
Electrician: @leoguerinoni
Key Grip: @maximus_mayouz
Sound Op: @corentin__vrnt
Talents: @mael_leurele @janisabrikh

The story behind the film

We all try to match our ideas with our ambition. Nevertheless, this ambition results in nothing if there isn’t a final product at the end.

Self made men have always inspired me; through their awarness, discipline, they have made me realised one thing; success is a pattern that anyone can reach if he is ready to make a lot of sacrifices.

What drives me to tell this story? While I was having a hard time professionally, I also had to prepare an interview about a 26 year old reknown pastry chef in France.  His life story really ring a bell with me, I was touched with his incredible courage.

When after I heard about the theme of this year’s edition of the Nikon film festival, I was inspired to tell his story and try to fit his incredible life journey in a 2:20min short film that are imposed by the rules of the contest.


Genre: Inspirational / Drama
Country: France
Language: French
Length in minutes: 2min20
YEAR: 2020