Honda - The Centaur

Who knows no fear?

The Centaur holds a special place in my heart, as it's the first film I directed. 
1300 warriors on a beach at the craziest starting line I have ever seen.
3 things I won't ever forget : the roar of their engines, the adrenaline rush and all that sand

Alexis Benbehe and Pierre Mathonat came up with the idea to write the message
"Leave your Fears Behind" in the sand at the starting line of the Enduropale at Le Touquet.
I suggested that we make a film out of the event and together, we made it happen. 

I wrote the VO and directed, edited and graded the film.

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Cannes Lions: Silver Lion, 2 Shortlists | Epica: Gold | Eurobest: Bronze
D&AD: 2 Yellow Pencil Nominations (also as editor) 
French ADC: 5 Black Spheres (including Best Editing and Best Music)  

Full Credits

No project can happen without the help of everyone involved.
Thank you.

Partners: Alexis Benbehe & Pierre Mathonat 

Agency: DDB Paris
Client: Honda
ECD: Alexandre Hervé
CD: Alexander Kalchev
AD: Alexis Benbehe, Pierre Mathonat
CW: Alexander Kalchev
Accounts: Mathieu Roux, Olivier Massanella, Rokaya Moamah

Directed by: Alexander Kalchev
First ADs: Antoine Levi, Florent Michel
DOPs: Romain Alary, Benjamin Roux
Editor: Alexander Kalchev
Colorist: Alexander Kalchev

Production company: Crac Paris
Executive Producer: Pierre-Yves Bronsart

Sound Production: THE
Composer: Clément Tery