Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Words cannot express how special this short film means to me. Two years ago, after what seemed like an eternity, I finally jumped in the deep end and got back behind the camera despite some mild trepidation. However, after the dust settled, we created something that was beautiful and incredibly satisfying.

This couldn’t have been done without our leading lady, Isabelle Giroux, and our Etienne, Lukas Delcourt. Beyond that, my Producer (Allison Vanore) and I would like to thank each of our Executive Producers and donors for helping us get the film off the ground.

And finally, our amazing crew, who I hope to work with and know for many years to come. Jorge Urbina, Frank Vanore, Hamdija Ajanovic, Gilberto Vega, Michaela Pentacoff, Dylan Jury, Joslyn Sifuentes, Moira Taylor, Raphe Wolfgang, Jonathan Helms, Eric Patton, Chris Stevens, Steve Paul, Rob Gokee, Brian Carroll, Jeeves Dean, Travis McElroy, Mark Legaspi, Ryan Elliot, Laura Strauss, Isabelle Dhommee, Derek Oishi, Maura Concannon, Stephanie Coogan, Loren Schamp, Sunmin Lee, Jamison Scala, Nipa Thakkar, Maria Vega, Chanel Eakin, Dave Groseclose, Ande Richards, Caitlin Rafferty, Mike O’Heney, Matthew Quinley, and Justin Martinez. Thank you.

Un Mot Pour Etienne (A Note to Etienne) from Elias Benavidez on Vimeo.