“Founded in 2011, THE REST IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT is a studio of artists and filmmakers Gaelle Jaunay Desroches and Gilles Kazazian whose works deal with interactions in given spaces and social issues.Working independently of the commercial film industry, they promote experimental and hybrid narrative filmmaking at home and abroad. “
WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER. Gaëlle is a french performing artist who grew up between Hong-kong, Nanjing and San Francisco. After studying at NY university and Beaux Arts de Paris with Claude Closky, she has shown her installation videos in several festivals worldwide (European media art festival, mediafest, videonale, oberhausen) and exhibited her work in galleries, museums and TV for the music videos. Lately she started working on a staged performance with eight dancers all named Gael( le ) to be presented in 2017 in theaters.This film is her first long feature where she really applied the term “less is more”, by choice, discovering how to produce with a minimal budget and working with other artists. It took her three years in order to make it all happen, still unsure until 6 months ago if the actress Kathryn Hunter would accept to be the voice over but she did and it is awesome.
WRITER, CINEMATOGRAPHER, PRODUCER. Gilles is a french actor based in Paris. He is best known in cinema for his role in Casa Nostra by Nathan Nicholovitch which was selected at ACID cannes 2012 and won the best foreign film at the lone star film festival. Casa Nostra has been selected by the French cultural center for showcasing “the new French cinema ” and is currently screened in American universities and at the BAM in New York. Kazazian has a long history with Contemporary Art as he was assisting artists at Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris for ten years. He co-founded the studio The rest is not that important with Gaëlle in 2013 as a way to collaborate on film with different artists, historians, poets and scientists. He has recently released his last film, a ten minute performance called the mirror guy with the studio.
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT. Arturo Tay is a producer/director born in Puebla city. In 2009, he created La Neta films and started with a serie of short films called La neta rally. He then produced the first works of Mauricio De Aguinaco, Alejandro Ramírez, Juan Carlos Blanco and Rafa Lara. He met Gaelle in New York where they were both studying at NY film Academy and worked on their first films together shooting in 16mm. He is founder and programmer of different Film Festivals among them CELuloide, FICCHT, FICAGS, Allucinema Film Festival and Cholula Film Festival. He founded the magazine SINE, monthly publication that talks about Puebla’s filmmaking and founded the independent movie theater SINEclub.
CINEMATOGRAPHER, AFTER EFFECT. Jacob is a Filmmaker, installation artist and photographer from Duluth MN, currently based in the bay area. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Superior where he graduated with honors majoring in Mass Communications: Video Production, and minoring in Photography. Jacob has written and directed several short films as well as played the role of Director of Photography for several other shorts, music videos and a feature film by French filmmaker Gaëlle Jaunay-Desroches. In the fall of 2011 he received a Minnesota Film and Video Grant from the Jerome Foundation and in early 2012 he received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, both for his first feature film “Walk Amongst the Living”.
EDITOR. Rebecca is a young french editor who has lived in Buenos Aires, Lisbon, and Berlin before settling back in Paris. After completing a BA in literature, philosophy and cinema studies, she quickly realized she was interested in using images to tell stories. Her first approach to films was working as a production coordinator where she worked with such directors as Zoé Cassavetes, Romain Gavras and Abel Ferrara. It was while assisting the artist Reynold Reynolds in Berlin that she discovered the editing room. From that moment, she devoted her time learning the process and quickly started editing shorts films, videos clips and advertising. This is her first time working as a head editor on a long feature.
MUSIC COMPOSER. William is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has scored and contributed music to numerous critically-acclaimed Narrativeand award winning Documentary films . His music has been featured in television shows and miniseries for HBO, CBS, IFC, Showtime, Discovery, AMC, and PBS as well as for numerous dance and theatre productions, art installations and in national ad campaigns and PSA’s. In addition to his commissioned multimedia work, he has an active recording career, releasing numerous Psych-Folk, Contemporary Classical, and Experimental recordings under his own name and under the moniker Vieo Abiungo. His distinct, organic sound is the product of his unique talents as an instrumentalist and recordist, utilizing a vast and varied arsenal of live, acoustic instrumentation to fully.
Kathryn Hunter (born Aikaterini Hadjipateras, 1957) is an award-winning English actress and theatre director. She was born in 1957 in New York to Greek parents but brought up in England. She trained at RADA where she is now an associate, and regularly directs student productions. In her stage work, Hunter is particularly associated with physical theatre, having even been described as a “virtuoso physical performer.”She has worked with renowned companies in that field including Shared Experience and Complicite.She won an Olivier Award in 1991 for playing the millionairess in Friedrich Durrenmatt‘s The Visit. Critics have noted Hunter for her unusual physical presence and her range. Charles Spencer of The Telegraph describes her as “diminutive in stature, and slightly lame, she has a deep, guttural voice, eyes like black olives and the most expressive of faces. Almost nothing seems beyond her range, from farcical clowning to deepest, darkest tragedy.”Hunter’s “uncommon ability to shape shift” has led her to play roles typically reserved for male actors. Hunter was the first female British actor to play King Lear professionally. Her portrayal of the aged male character Lear conscientiously challenged the audience to separate character and performer: her voice and clothing read as male, but she physicalized lines such as “Down from the waist they are Centaurs / Though women all above” to remind the audience of the female body playing the part. Hunter has played a number of other male characters including in The Bee, directed by Hideki Noda, which played at the Soho Theatre in June 2006 and 2012. In February 2016, Hunter took the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Southwark Playhouse, London. After the production opened, Guardian critic Michae
We casted local talents as soon as we arrived in Minneapolis in order to make them part of the team. As we wanted a documentary accidental feeling, we searched for people comfortable in front of the camera and liked the idea to play with the fact they were known visually as they appeared in numerous advertising in Minnessota but not in any actual long feature. We were extremely glad that Gregory Norre, Joell Thingvall, Rachael Davis and Anika Reitman were able to work with us.