- Arts, Portrait, Human Interest, and Nature
Working from his ramshackle home studio in rural France, taxidermist Jacques Gilbert breathes
new life into dead skin - transforming plaster, metal and flesh into eerily lifelike sculptured animals.
From improvising his first animal at the age of 12 through to the realities of working surrounded by
death, Jacques offers a fascinating insight into his life and passion for this often misunderstood craft.
Shot in spectacular closeup - Le Taxidermiste puts the viewer right at Jacques shoulder, giving
intimate access to this mysterious and ghostly world as Jacques works to reclaim another animal
from falling into dust.
- Running time
- 18 minutes
- Prisca Bouchet ... Co-director, Co-Producer, Camera
- Nick Mayow ... Co-director, Co-producer, Sound, Editor
- Prod. Co.
- LOOM Films
- New Zealand
- Years of Production
- France (IsÃ¨re)
- Release year
- New Zealand International Film Festival 2013, Big Sky Documentary Festival 2014
- Best Self-funded Short Film at 2013 New Zealand Film Awards
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