A Word from Nicolas Santini
Director of "VERSUS"
When I started this project, I had two goals. The first was to film an apocalyptic saber battle with great dramatic intensity, in a new credible style. The second was to portray another battle: the test of a young Jedi’s conscience against the dark side - reason against emotion. Versus was born out of the desire to incorporate these two ideas.
Practically I believe that I formed the smallest possible team needed for a film of this “size” (approximately 350 shots). The team consisted of three people, including myself. With my friends and collaborators Nicolas Brunet and David Acou, we assumed multiple roles in both filming and post-production. You surely noticed they performed almost all of technical jobs, each one in his speciality, mainly make-up and special effects for Nicolas, camera and sound effects for David.
About shorter participations, I thank Sylvain Lacoste for his experience with saber which saved us precious time and Audrey Benjamin for fashioning our costumes so quickly.
For those of you who enjoyed this movie, and who would like to know what will happen to Darius after this terrible end, know that the story is not finished. I would even say that Darius gets into deeper trouble. On his way: spaceships, battalions of clones, a sith squad, droids, members of the rebellion… and incredible new powers… May the patience be with you!