Free Fall

short film (trailer)
2021

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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 Center on the morning of September 11th 2001, Tom jumps into the biggest trade of his life. Inspired by a true story.

With Abraham Lewis (How to talk to girls at parties), Packy Lee (Peaky Blinders), Vincent Regan (300), and Bally Gill.

Inspired by the best-selling novel Swimming with Sharks by Joris Luyendijk.

With the support of France Televisions, the CNC, and the Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

12 Awards

  • Festival Regard 2021 GRAND PRIZE - OSCAR QUALIFYING FOR 2022 (Canada)
  • Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market GRAND PRIX (Japan)
  • Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021 FIRST PRIZE BEST DIRECTOR (USA)
  • Alcine 2021 AUDIENCE AWARD EUROPEAN COMPETITION (Spain)
  • Festival Internation de Contis 2021 GRAND PRIX (France)
  • COLCOA French Film Festival 2021 AUDIENCE AWARD (USA)
  • Nòt Film Festival 2021 BEST DIRECTOR (Italy)
  • European Film Festival of Lille 2021 AUDIENCE AWARD (France)
  • Fenêtres sur Court 2021 AUDIENCE AWARD EUROPEAN COMPETITION (France)
  • Les Rimbaud du Cinéma 2021 BEST SHORT FILM (France)
  • War on Screen 2021 AUDIENCE AWARD (France)
  • Festival Images en Vues 2021 BEST SHORTFILM (France)

2 Nominations

  • Prix Unifrance du Court-Métrage 2021 (France)
  • Hofer Filmtage TOP 3 AUDIENCE CHOICE (Germany)

32 Selections

  • Festival REGARD 2021 (Canada)
  • Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021 (USA)
  • Show me Shorts International Film Festival 2021 (New Zealand)
  • Hollyshorts 2021 (USA)
  • Alcine 2021 (Spain)
  • San Jose International Film Festival 2021 (USA)
  • Hof International Film Festival 2021 (Germany)
  • COLCOA 2021 (USA)
  • Sapporo International Film Festival & Market 2021 (Japan)
  • European Film Festival of Lille 2021 (France)
  • Bengaluru International Film Festival 2021 (India)
  • Prix Unifrance du Court-Métrage 2021 (France)
  • Festival Regard 2021 (Canada)
  • Motovun Film Festival 2021 (Croatia)
  • War on Screen 2021 (France)
  • Not Film Festival 2021 (Italy)
  • Festival International de Contis 2021 (France)
  • Festival International du film de Nancy 2021 (France)
  • Off Courts Trouville 2021 (France)
  • Kaohsiung Film Festival 2021 (Taiwan)
  • Montreal Courts d'un Soir 2021 (Canada)
  • Fenêtres sur Court Dijon 2021 (France)
  • Santa Fe Independant Film Festival 2021 (USA)
  • Festival du film court en Armagnac 2021 (France)
  • Festival du Grain à démoudre 2021 (France)
  • Lake County Film Festival 2021 (USA)
  • Les Rimbaud du Cinéma 2021 (France)
  • Festival du Cinéma International en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2021 (Canada)
  • Festival du film français en République Tchèque 2021 (Czech Republic)
  • Shortcutz Amsterdam 2021 (The Netherlands)
  • Longue vue sur le Court 2021 (Canada)
  • Festival International du court-métrage de Troyes 2021 (France)
  • Festival Images en Vue 2021 (Canada)

TV Sale

France Televisions
Shot TV (Russia)

Production Company

  • Bien ou Bien Productions (France)

Distributors

  • Premium Films (International Sales)
  • Eroin (Festival Strategy)

Crew

Direction

  • Emmanuel Tenenbaum

Screenplay

  • Guillaume Fournier

Story

  • Guillaume Fournier
  • Emmanuel Tenenbaum
  • Based on the book "Swimming with Sharks: My Journey Into the World of the Bankers" by Joris Luyendijk

Producer

  • Zangro

Executive Producer

  • Ali Niknam

Cast

  • Abraham Lewis
  • Vincent Regan
  • Packy Lee
  • Bally Gill
  • Sebastian Armesto
  • David Shaw Parker
  • Joe Layton
  • Gabriel Lo Giudice
  • Pete Marier
  • Leon Louder
  • Aaron Skovell
  • Jason McNallt
  • Andrew Omalley
  • Yan Moussu
  • Robin Pailler
  • Amre Sawah

Cinematographer

  • Antoine Roch

Casting

  • Sophie Holland CSA
  • Faye Timby

Editing

Jean-Bapiste Guignot

Head set design

Catherine Mañanes

Sound

Thierry Ducos

Original Soundtrack

Mathieu Robineau
Jean-François Côté

Traderrs

  • Aaron Skovell
  • Jason McNallt
  • Andrew Omalley
  • Yan Moussu
  • Robin Pailler
  • Amre Sawah

Voices

  • Sebastian Armesto
  • Roger Conneff
  • Julian Frot
  • Daniel Damm-Rossi

Producer

  • Laetitia Stoffel

Line Producer

  • Rachid Aït-Ali

Production Secretary

  • Nour Ben Thaier

Script Supervision

  • Pierre Cazeaux

1st AD

  • Julien Espiaut

2nd AD

  • Anna Lichtenberg

Intern AD

  • Amel Boussaeden

Casting Extras

  • Sandrine Cayol

1st Camera Assistant

  • Sophie Quaglino

2nd Camera Assistant

  • Emile Boré

1st sound Assistant

  • Luc Mariette

Technical Supervisor Executive Production

  • François Azria

Accountant

  • Fakhrya Fakhry

Production Secretary

  • Laura Halter

Location Manager

  • Jérémy Pagès

2nd Location Manager

  • Géraldine Vandaele

Assistant 2nd Location Manager

  • Anthony Cothard

Interns Location Management

  • Quentin Dumez
  • Luc Rodrigues

1st assistant set decorator

  • Stéphane Girard

Location Manager Designer

  • Loïc Cascarino

IT specialist and Screen animations

  • Luc Aguilera

Interns Set Design

  • Mathilde Perrins
  • François Fondeville

Costume Designer

  • Pauline Berland

Wardrobe

  • Séverine Cales
  • Emelyne Barrère

Head make-up artist

  • Charlotte Leclerre

Make-up artist

  • Awara Gomis

Gaffer

  • Michaël Radke

Electrician

  • Guillaume Pitel

Extra electrician

  • Paul Rebière

Key Grip

  • Julien Monneret

Grip

  • Louis Lemoine

English Translation

  • Felicity Davidson

Set photographer

  • Charles-Edouard Woisselin

VFX

  • Pierre Stragier

Sound editing and mix

  • Thierry Ducos

Footage management

  • Lily Post Prod
  • Emmanuel Fortin
  • Hüssam Korkut

Editing facilities

  • Les Pirates Production

TV News

  • Jean-Baptiste Guignot
  • Guy DAGAN
  • Ilia POKRISHCHENKO
  • Paul NYAMEKYE

With the support of

  • Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image animée
  • France Télévisions
  • Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Arnaud Dreistadt
  • Ruben Tenenbaum
  • Studio Off-Courts