In The Making, Longlist - Personal

Sometimes I wonder

Theo Le Sourd

Opening Night LLC

A young flight attendant is thinking of her lover on the other side of the world. Set in New York during this pandemic we all know too well, we follow Josephine through the warm days of Spring and her memories of this mysterious lover we never see. Josephine wanders through the city and tries to keep a smile despite what is happening around her. Halfway between an intimate letter, and fiction, it is a sensual poem about love, memory, and a looming heartbreak. When the covid pandemic started, I started wondering about my future, my loved ones, and the state of the world. As the days went by, I started documenting some of the anecdotes that were unfolding in front of my eyes. Those notes turned into a poem and became the premise of the film. The cinematographer and I started driving around to see how it felt to be in an empty city. I wanted to show the city in constructions, the empty streets, the boarded stores, what New York truly felt like during those months.

Theo Le Sourd is a French-American film director who grew up between Paris and New York. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2018 with a BFA in Film Directing, Theo developed his creative style working as an editor and a director in music videos, commercials, and fictional/nonfictional short films. Theo’s longtime passion for classical piano and his French-American heritage have strongly influenced his exploration with storytelling. His experience as an editor and director push him to always find new ways to tell compelling and sincere stories. His most recent work has been featured on Short of the Week, Director’s Library, Interview Magazine, Schön Magazine, Document Journal, and many others. Recently, Theo finished writing his first feature film and is now developing a new low-budget feature based in New York.