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Synopsis: Xavier, 16 years old, gets mysteriously trapped in a creepy basement with his younger brother, Léo. They have no idea how, or why they are there. The only clues they have : mysterious numbers on their forearms and a box of matches.

Both will struggle to find ways to break out, therefore exploring the facettes of their relationships in which they have never been confronted with before.



Run Time

18 minutes


Philippe Vanasse-Paquet (Xavier)
Xavier Gaudreault-Poulin (Léo)
Steve Proulx (Kidnapper 1)
Sébastien Gilbert (Kidnapper 2)

Directed by

Philippe Vanasse-Paquet

Written by

Philippe Vanasse-Paquet

Edited by

Philippe Vanasse-Paquet

Production Designer

Maxime Scraire


Kevin Champagne-Lessard

Director's Statement

Sup ! My Name is Philippe and I present to you my first short film, CAPTIVE.
Maybe it’s cliché to say, but I put all my sweat and blood through the making of this project. We did it with a small team of 2 technicians, 3 actors, and myself. Hope you enjoy !

Director's Bio

Philippe Vanasse-Paquet is an 18 years old french-canadian actor and filmmaker. Since age 8, he has lived on film sets, where he developped his passion for the camera, and made his first short film, Captive, at only 16 years old.

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