The Call

a film by Alban Ravassard

17 min - 2015 - France

Benoît, 50, is a police lieutenant wounded by the disappearance of his wife, Lise. Unable to perform his grief, he sees his physical and mental health decline when she mysteriously surface again years later. Then, Benoît begins to undergo a strange transformation...

Alban Ravassard
Born in 1985, Alban Ravassard is a screenwriter, director and assistant director. He has written and directed short films presented in national and international festivals and awarded several prizes. In 2009, he graduated from a film school, where it followed a double training in directing and assistant directing. In parallel of these studies, he obtained a degree in Cinema with honors at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. In 2010, he was part of the first edition of the Locarno Summer Academy, program aiming for the development of emerging talent. The same year, he co-founded L’Atelier 321, a director’s collective. In 2013, he participated at the short film writing marathon of the International Festival of Screenwriters of Valence (France) and was named programmer of shorts films at the Korean Film Festival in Paris, a function he still fulfills at present. In 2014, he wrote and directed "The Call", a Crime/Fantasy short film of 17 minutes coproduced by La Casquette productions and L’Atelier 321. He also co-wrote the screenplay of "Valence", a 15 minutes dramedy produced by Insolence productions for which he was a finalist at the International Script Pitch Interfilm Berlin Festival. In 2015, he was part of the workshop "L’immagine e la parola" with Emmanuel Carrère organized by the Locarno Film Festival. He also presents "Altilaneus" a medieval webserie co-written with Clémence Lebatteux in the webserie competition of the International festival of screenwriters of Valencia (France). He is also member of the French Director’s Guild.


Directed by: Alban Ravassard
Produced by: Bertrand Chanal - La Casquette Productions & Alban Ravassard - Atelier 321
Cast: Christian Benedetti, Pamela Ravassard, Johan Libéreau