FRENCH WAVES

By Julian STARKE

ZORBA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

Through the testimonials of iconic French and international artists from years past and today, French Waves looks at the history of French electronic music through the eyes of the younger generation.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2016
European Screenings
F.A.M.E Festival 2017
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2017
IndieLisboa 2018
Melbourne International Film Festival 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Transmedia
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julian STARKE
    • Writer(s)
    • Julian STARKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Guillaume DE LA BOULAYE (Zorba Production)
    • Synopsis
    • French Waves tells a history of French electronic music through its feature documentary, web series, immersive website and international live tour. Starting in the 1990s with the genre’s creation in Detroit and Chicago, followed by an exploration of rave culture and the French Touch movement, and ending with the very latest generation of electronic music, French Waves tells the story of a societal and generational phenomenon. By featuring different perspectives from iconic artists, the project traces electronic music’s path through Generations X, Y, and Z as it is passed down from those who were twenty in the 1990s to today’s digital natives. With an emphasis on transmission, audacity, diversity, and togetherness, French Waves’s approach is very much in keeping with the philosophy that has driven the electronic scene since the very beginning.
    • Partners & financing
    • Institut Français
      Derrière les planches
      CNC – New Media Support
      Sacem
      Mairie de Paris
      Région Alsace

    • Production schedule
    • Completion of the 10 x 5' web-series - May 2016
      Completion of the 52' TV documentary - September 2016
      Completion of the 65' and 88' versions of the feature documentary - avril 2017
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