Free Fall

short film (trailer)
2021

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.

49 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)
  • Festival Du Grain à Démoudre 2021 GRAND PRIX BEST SHORTFILM (France)
  • Festival RAMDAM Tournai 2022 BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM (Belgium)
  • Medina del Campo Film Festival 2022 YOUTH AWARD (Spain)
  • European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux 2022 TALENT AQUITAIN (France)
  • Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2022 AUDIENCE AWARD (Germany)
  • Nefiltravanae Kino 2022 AUDIENCE AWARD (Belarus)
  • Nefiltravanae Kino 2022 SPECIAL JURY MENTION (Belarus)
  • Festival La Fila de Cortometrajes 2022 BEST SCREENPLAY (Spain)
  • Corti da Sogni "Antonio Ricci" International Short Film Festival 2022 EUROPEAN SOGNI (Italy)
  • Shortcutz Amsterdam 2022 BEST FILM / BEST DIRECTOR / BEST SCREENPLAY / BEST EDITING / INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE AWARD (The Netherlands)
  • Caostica International Festival 2022 WINNER VIDEOZINEMA (Spain)
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival 2022 SOCIAL IMPACT JURY AWARD (USA)
  • Festival Internacional de Cortos Radio City Valencia 2022 SPECIAL MENTION FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC (Spain)
  • Alicante Film Festival 2022 BEST MEDITERRANEAN SHORT FILM (Spain)
  • Festival du court métrage de Maisons Laffitte et Marly le Roi 2022 AUDIENCE AWARD (France)
  • Transilvania Shorts 2022 SPECIAL JURY MENTION (Rumania)
  • Universocorto Film Festival 2022 BEST DIRECTOR (Italy)
  • International Independant Film Festival of Elche 2022 CITY OF ELCHE AWARD FOR FICTION (Spain)
  • Postira Seaside Film Festival 2022 GOLDEN SARDINE BEST FILM / AUDIENCE AWARD (Croatia)
  • Sicilymovie Festival del cinema di Agrigento 2022 BEST SHORTFILM (Italy)
  • Saturnia Film Festival 2022 SPECIAL MENTION (Italy)
  • Toko Film Fest 2022 SPECIAL MENTION (Italy)
  • Certamen El Pecado 2022 BEST SHORT FILM (Spain)
  • Gargano Film Fest 2022 BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM / AUDIENCE AWARD (Italy)
  • Mediterraneo Festival Corto 2022 BEST SHORT FILM (Italy)
  • Bucharest Short Film Festival 2022 BEST DIRECTOR (Rumania)
  • Festival International de Vébron 2022 BEST FICTION (France)
  • Ferfilm Festival 2022 SPECIAL JURY MENTION (Kosovo)
  • Hexagon Film Festival 2022 BEST SHORT FILM (Italy)
  • Inventa un Film Lenola Film Festival 2022 BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM (Italy)

13 Nominations

  • Prix Unifrance du Court-Métrage 2021 (France)
  • Hofer Filmtage 2022 TOP 3 AUDIENCE CHOICE 2021 (Germany)
  • Shortcutz Amsterdam 2022 BEST ACTOR (Netherlands)
  • Beeston Film Festival 2022 A BETTER PLACE (UK)
  • Nefiltravanae Kino 2022 BEST FICTION FILM (Belarus)
  • European Shortfilm festival of Villamayor de Cine 2022 BEST EDITING - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - BEST SCREENPLAY - BEST SOUND - BEST DIRECTOR - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT - BEST SHORTFILM (Spain)
  • Filmzeit Festival 2022 JURY AWARD (Germany)

122 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)
  • Festival Un mes corto 2021 (Uruguay)
  • Paris Courts Devant 2022 (France)
  • Las Cruces International Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Flickerfest 2022 (Australia)
  • Tournai Ramdam Festival 2022 (Belgium)
  • Mammoth Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Short Film Breaks 2022 (Rumania)
  • Yountville International Short Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg 2022 (Germany)
  • C'est pas la taille qui compte 2022 (France)
  • Festival Courts-Bouillon 2022 (France)
  • Nefiltravanae Kino 2022 (Belarus)
  • Medina del Campo 2022 (Spain)
  • Beeston Film Festival 2022 (UK)
  • Festival Européen du court-métrage de Bordeaux 2022 (France)
  • Festival Traversées 2022 (France)
  • Festival Le Courtivore Rouen 2022 (France)
  • Festival La Fila de Cortometrajes Valladolid 2022 (Spain)
  • Manhattan Shorts 2022 (USA)
  • Mulhouse Tous Courts 2022 (France)
  • Corti da Sogni International Short Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Lo Spiraglio Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • New Jersey International Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Cortogenia 2022 (Spain)
  • Alicante Film Festival 2022 (Spain)
  • Prato Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Festival Internacional de Cortos Radio City Valencia 2022 (Spain)
  • Festival Faites de l'image Toulouse 2022 (France)
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Bucharest Short Film Festival 2022 (Rumania)
  • Fear No Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Caostica International Short Film and Music Video Festival 2022 (Spain)
  • Festival Détours en cinécourt 2022 (France)
  • Transilvania Shorts 2022 (Rumania)
  • Stony Brooke Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • One Shot International Film Festival 2022 (Armenia)
  • Civitanova Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Caostica International Festival 2022 (Spain)
  • Lavazza IncluCity Festival 2022 (Canada)
  • Figari International Short Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Pune Short Film Festival 2022 (India)
  • Alpinale 2022 (Austria)
  • Ischia Global Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Saturnia Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Postira Seaside Film Festival 2022 (Croatia)
  • Pop Corn Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Terre Da Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival 2022 (Hungary)
  • Ischia Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Salute Your Shorts Film Fest 2022 (USA)
  • Festival du court métrage de Maisons Laffitte et Marly le Roi 2022 (France)
  • Aporia Film Festival 2022 (South Korea)
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Periferia dell'impero Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Cinelido Festival del cinema italiano 2022 (Italy)
  • Universo Corto 2022 (Italy)
  • Toko Film Fest 2022 (Italy)
  • Lucania Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche 2022 (Spain)
  • 24fps International Short Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Filmzeit Festival 2022 (Germany)
  • Sicilymovie Festival del Cinema di Agrigento 2022 (Italy)
  • Festival International de Vébron 2022 (France)
  • FIC Monterrey 2022 (Mexico)
  • Ecran Libre Festival International du Court Métrage 2022 (France)
  • Film by the Sea 2022 (Netherlands)
  • Festival Europeo de Cortometrajes de Villamayor de Cine 2022 (Spain)
  • Inventa un Film Lenola Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Shortynale Film Festival Klosterneuburg 2022 (Austria)
  • Sedicicorto Forlì International Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Visioni Corte Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Thess International Short Film Festival 2022 (Greece)
  • Cinefest Sudbury 2022 (Canada)
  • Gargano Film Festical 2022 (Italy)
  • Premio Job for the Future JFD - Camera di Commercio di Torino 2022 (Italy)
  • Hexagon Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Black Bear Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • New Filmmakers NY 2022 (USA)
  • Certamen El Pecado 2022 (SPAIN)
  • Mediterraneo Festival Corto 2022 (Italy)
  • Gargano Film Fest 2022 (Italy)
  • Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Ferfilm Festival 2022 (Kosovo)
  • Malatesta Short Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
  • Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival 2022 (Ireland)
  • Orlando Film Festival 2022 (USA)
  • Pittsburgh Shorts & Script Competition 2022 (USA)
  • Fish and Films 2022 (France)
  • Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2022 (Greece)
  • Roma Creative Contest 2022 (Italy)

TV Sale

France Televisions
Movistar (Spain)
Shot TV (Russia)

Production Company

  • Bien ou Bien Productions (France)

Distributors

  • Premium Films (International Sales)
  • Eroin (Festival Strategy Worldwide)
  • Zen Distribution (Festival Strategy Italy)

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

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