Ultraviolet

Short film

“One night, I was dreaming I was a scorpion. A scorpion happy with itself and doing as it pleased, unaware that I was myself. Soon, I was awakening and there I was, unmistakably real. Now I do not know whether I was myself when I was dreaming that I was a scorpion, or whether I am now a scorpion, dreaming I am human. Yet, between a human and a scorpion, there should be some difference, don’t you think so?”

A woman named Kanchana and several scorpions explore collaborative survival approaches in a posthuman future in which all living being are considered equal. “Ultraviolet” invites us to an encounter with other forms of life and experiences involving themes of inter-species sociability, the Anthropocene, the Capitalocene and speculative Fabulations. Inspired by a Chinese poem of the 3rd century BC – written by Zhuangzi – “The Butterfly’s Dream”, “Ultraviolet” conveys an allegorical narrative in which the parable and the fable unfold in a futuristic and enchanted world.

Produced by Fulldawa Films

With the support of DICRéAM

In Association with UMOON Productions

Supported by Rooftop Films

With the support of PROCIREP & ANGOA

With the support of UniFrance

Film Festival Contribution (to date)

U.S. Premiere, Narrative Short Films program

Written & Directed by
Marc Johnson

Actress
Kanchana Ketkaew

Editor
Mehdi Lachhab

Sound designer
Matthieu Choux

Producer
Boris Mendza

Producer
Gaël Cabouat

Producer
David Atrakchi

Executive producer
Christophe Guyot

Line Producer
Worarat Buranrom

Assistant Producer
Joe Fitzpatrick

Assistant Producer
Monchai Romlee

Assistant Producer
Mitra Hekmat

Assistant Producer
Laure Billard

1st Camera Asistant
Chatchai Tepun

2nd Camera Assistant
Dontr Hadjarauy

Best Boy Gaffer
Yanai Sonklang

Electrician
Phanuk Ngamlert

Best Boy Electrician
Wichan Kaeonert

Best Boy Grip
Sayan Hompharat

Grip Man
Boonyarit Chuenphongsa

Grip Van Driver
Kritsana Samunya

Set Photographer
Martin Reeves

Voiceover Talent
Worarat Buranrom

Sound Recordist
Akkarat Assavajamekorn

Re-recording Mixer
Matthieu Choux

Foley Artist
Grégory Vincent

Colorist
Raphaël Kourilsky

Scorpion Hunter
Thio Boonnark

Scorpion Farm Owner
Seubsai Bhumiprathet

Scorpion Handler
Bunthawee Siangwong

Van Driver
Titipong Pobiyam

Van Driver
Free Sitthipanya

Van Driver
Thanaphat Kaeonuan

Film Board Coordinator
Tip Sukwiwat

Literary Director
Stéphane Landowski