Sat Feb 22, 2020 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s
Around The Sun
Directed by Oliver Krimpas
USA | 78 min | 2019
A film location finder is shown around a repossessed, crumbling French château. Over the course of the afternoon, he slowly falls for both the place and the owner’s flirtatious representative, as she recounts the story of a famous book set there. But is their present-day connection for real, or just a projection of the book’s 17th Century characters?
Oliver Krimpas was born in Britain to a Greek father and English mother, and grew up in London and Athens. He received an Masters’ in film from Boston University in 1993.
His work in film began as an runner for producer Jeremy Thomas and directors Bernardo Bertolucci and David Cronenberg on productions of the ‘The Sheltering Sky’ and ‘Naked Lunch’.
He subsequently produced commercials and music videos in Los Angeles before moving back to London in 1997, where he directed (and often also produced) commercials and corporate films for clients including Grey Advertising, Storck GmbH, Leo Burnett, Booz Allen Hamilton, Proctor & Gamble, Shell, Ofcom, GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Dell, Yahoo and National Geographic.
His four short films have been shown at over 50 film festivals worldwide. The latest, ‘Ghost in the Machine’, has won 10 awards. He has also made the move into television drama with 9 episodes of the BBC drama ‘Doctors’.
‘Around the Sun’ is Oliver’s first feature film as director and producer. It was filmed in Normandy, France in November 2017 and was completed in February 2018.