Premier Automne

Premier Automne

Premier Automne is a 2013 short animated film written and directed by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset. The music is by Frédéric Boulard and the production was made by Je Regarde. For the full credits click here. The film has been broadcasted in television channels in France, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and Portugal and has been screened and awarded in more than 50 film festivals worldwide.

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. So when Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline, curiosity is overwhelming. Their encounter soon becomes more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Carlos De Carvalho studied illustration and graphic arts in the Saint Luc institute (Tournai, Belgium), and then went on to study 3D-animation and digital direction in Supinfocom (Valenciennes, France). He is picture-bulimic and “devours” all visual styles to create as many universes as he can “swallow”. He first worked on animated advertisings, broadcast designs and animated series for French television channels (TF1, France Television, M6 and more), but soon realized that what he wanted was to create his own animations again. Consequently he started to create short projects such as “La balade des fantômes” and “L’Histoire de Rouge“. Carlos now works as an independent director, art director and illustrator. Aude Danset studied 3D-animation and digital direction in Supinfocom (Valenciennes, France). After several professional experiences she realized that her interests were spanning across way too many fields to restrict herself in just one. This perpetual need of discovery allows her to be both an author and an illustrator, a script-writer and an editorial director, a producer and a 3D artist, dealing with projects from the beginning to end. Her sensitivity is often the inspiration for new studio projects.

All images © Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset/Je Regarde


  1. I cannot begin to conceive how an animation as good as that could be constructed.

  2. Stunning, particularly powerful if you've lost someone very dear to you recently. Thank you:)

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