10 years after “La cerise” (The cherry on the cake), I am very happy to sign the new music video of the band Matmatah for their great return.

Réalisateur : Stéphane Berla
Director: Stéphane Berla
Music : Matmatah
Label : Uptonpark
Production : 5 février production
Producer : Agathe Nony
Actor : Grégoire Baujat
Director of photography : Eric Genillier
Editing : Thomas Courcelle
3D / FX : Tetsuo Studio (Ludo & Charles)
Make up FX : Eric Ducron
Grading : Pierre Laurent

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Skoll – Tuborg

I have just finished this commercial for Skoll :
Skoll – Tuborg

Director : Stéphane Berla
Agency : LaChose
Client : Skoll – Tuborg
Production : Eddy
Producer : Corry Van-Rhijn
Production manager : Aymeric Mosser
Actor : Enok Groven
Director of photography : Luis Armando Arteaga
Set designer : Serge Borgel
Editing / grading : Nightshift
Casting : Sonia Cascino

Screening of Jack and the Cuckoo-clock Heart at the Cutout FestCutout Fest in Mexico



Stéphane Berla

Querétaro – México Noviembre 14 2015, Stephane Berla director del largometraje Animado “Jack and the Cuckooclock Heart“ posa en el Museo de la Ciudad en el marco de Cut Out Fest en su 7° edición, Festival Internacional de Animación y Arte Digital en Noviembre 14, México Querétaro 2015 (Photo by Pedro González Castillo/LatinContent/Getty Images)

One week ago, I Composed this tribute to the beautiful speech of Charlie Chaplin in the Great Dictator. I didn’t planned to share it because it was just a very first draft and my music is a very private hobby.
But after the horrible night of this friday 13th november, I changed my mind.

“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!”