“Happy Like Joplin,” is a movie from French director Jean-Baptiste Mauduit and we wanted to share it with you. Mauduit says, “I always wanted to make a short that encompassed all forms of filmmaking from live action to animation. During the development phase of ‘Happy Like Joplin, “‘ I could see how the internal expressive nature of the characters allowed for these stylistic choices.”

A stone carver by trade, Mauduit is a self-taught filmmaker. He watched tutorials from Mark Spencer on line to learn Motion, downloaded Affinity Photo and Procreate for his iPad, filmed with Blackmagic cameras, and a work of art was born. Truly an independent film, he operated on a near zero budget with a crew of two. This is truly a labor of love.

Listen in and learn a lot about filmmaking and life.

The film will be coming out soon, but you can watch a trailer at the movie’s website HERE.

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2 comments on ““Happy Like Joplin” Movie from Director Jean-Baptiste Mauduit

  1. Gaston says:

    This was incredible! Stay determined to make more movies from time to time.

    From Gaston 🙂

    1. OWCProducer says:

      Merci! 🙂

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