Missing Pictures: Abel Ferrara, Birds of Prey


Hard times, bad luck, tight spots, mishaps, quarrels, setbacks, hiccups, destiny... Some films, it seems, become recipes for misfortune, never to see the light of day.
The series offers unique encounters with great directors and an overview of films whose production was baffled by a succession of misadventures. It makes the invisible visible by paying a tribute to these unborn works.
In episode one entitled 'Birds of Prey,' American director Abel Ferrara takes us with him on a journey through the heart of the story brought to life thanks to custom-designed animations based on his original films’ preproduction material. The director is shot with volumetric cameras and incrusted into the VR experience. He narrates key points of the storyline, why the movie was important for him and why it collapsed.
It’s a show designed for film lovers from all over the world…




Director: Clément Deneux
Production: Antoine Cayrol for Atlas V
Key collaborator: Julien Bercy
Executive producer: Antoine Cayrol for Atlas V
Co-production: Atlas V, ARTE France, Albyon Studio, BBC, Serendipity Films, PTS
Cinematography: Giovanni C Lorusso
Editing: Lamia Dabboussey, Gilles Freissinier, BBC, Arts Dpt.
Developer: Gilles Freissinier
Sound Design: Pierre Michaud
Music: Abel Ferrara
Screenplay: Joseph Beauregard
Screening copy: Danielle Giroux for Atlas V