Episode 1 - Slimane Baptiste Berhoun

  • 27 July 2016

Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun is a total film buff wearing several hats: actor, screenplay writer, producer, author and director to name but a few. Alone or with others, such as the Frenchnerd team, he has directed parody videoclips, web series and films like "La Théorie des Balls" broadcast on YouTube or TV, and took part in shooting Golden Moustache, from the Golden Show, and domestic disputes. 

Nationality: French
Profession: Actor
Roles in:"Le Visiteur du Futur", "La Meute", "J’ai jamais su dire non"
Distinctive feature: He and his team shot the series "La Théorie des Balls" in just ten days.
Hobbies: Video, film, theatre and writing
Quotable quote: "I love the freedom to explore absolutely everything and being wholly absorbed by the project. I have always thoroughly enjoyed writing. »

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Interview with Slimane Baptiste Berhoun

1.Which places or experiences stuck out most during the shoot on Reunion Island?
Any time you think you're done being impressed, you get another stunning view. I remember the superb, enormous waves crashing on the black rocks near the Sud Sauvage, and the mineral desert around the lava flows, a surreal impression of finding yourself on some other planet! 

2.      What's your favourite memory from the shoot on Reunion Island?
I actually found out about the Creole poem during the shooting. I had already read it and made some deductions, although I was far from understanding it all. When you understand a language, you understand a way of thinking. Translating the text made me feel like I was hunting for a treasure trove, getting a privileged insight into the lives of Reunion islanders through their own eyes! 

3.      What was the most surprising thing you discovered about Reunion Island?
I think I've cracked the reason why it's called Reunion Island. I have seen people of all origins living together, it's uplifting! People of all colours, even in the same family, different religions on each street corner, in a spirit of benevolence and respect for all: a great source of optimism for humankind. 

4.      Why would you recommend Reunion Island to your friends? 
I would recommend it as a treat for your eyes, ears, taste buds, heart and spirit. Eyes: for the ever-changing scenery, including rainforest, savannah and desert. It's a never-ending feast for your eyes. Ears: because Creole is a musical languages, music festivals abound, Anis lives here (I'm a huge Anis fan). Even at night, the waves provide a musical backdrop. taste buds: for vanilla, flavoured rum, lentils, bouchons and rougail! heart: because the people make you feel welcome, quite simply. spirit: yes, it's an uplifting place, fuelling my creative flair as an author and director. One day I'll shoot a film here, this is something I've promised myself!

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