The Heroine’s Journey of Julie Chaux

What do I love most about my workI can write whatever I want, whenever I want. Freely give birth to characters, then watch them live, drink, eat and have sex.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? A cat.

What is my greatest fear? Not being able to choose the place where I’ll die.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Shyness, especially when I have to « sell » what I’m doing or ask for something.

Which living people in my profession do i most admire? Brian De Palma, Paul Verhoeven, David Cronenberg

What is my greatest extravagance? To drink champagne, even when I’m broke… And most of the time, I’m broke.

On what occasion would I lie? To defend a friend.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? To have to talk about it, to promote it, to be my own manager.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? On the beach in Deauville in 2012 while I was filming my first cinema kiss.

If I could, what would I change about myself? My scoliosis and my constant apprehension, which is almost the same thing.

What is my greatest achievement in work? I was invited into a high school to show my medium-length film and talk about wild cinema.

Where would I most like to live? San Parisco : a perfect medley of Paris and San Francisco.

What is my most treasured possession? My collection of photographs about childhood.

What is my most marked characteristic? I’m a teenager in a woman’s body.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? It’s called La Petite Ceinture (The Little Belt), a disused railway track which surrounds the capital. Some parts have been transformed, but there are still some « wild » areas, only visited by stray cats and graffiti artists. You have to know some secret ways to enter, often by climbing or crawling, it’s very exciting and gives me a incomparable feeling of freedom.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? To eat : le Bouledogue (with meat), Tata Burger (with gay meat), le 2ème Art (vegan). To drink : La Cantada (Metal rock bar dedicated to absinthe), The Auld Alliance Scottish Pub (for beers and hetero-bears), Les Etages (for a discreet meeting with a man who’s 20 years younger than yourself).

What books influenced my life and how? « Le rouge et le Noir » for ambition and tormented love.

Who are my favorite writers? Boris Vian, Jacques Prévert, Sade

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Carmen by Georges Bizet

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Rocky Balboa

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Madonna

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? « The good, the bad and the ugly »

What roles does art play in my life and work? Every part of it !

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My friends take turns…

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Guillaume Levil, Damien Blanc, Jean-Marie Villeneuve, Antony Hickling, Rock Brenner, Liam Engle, le Grabuge

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? Everyone who can produce my films.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to working on? I have three short-films projects, one feature film project, one animation, one series… But only one life… So I’ll begin with a funny-music-video, as usual.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Les Projos de Greta, every second Monday, in cinéma Saint-André des Arts, Paris. Les Dîners de Garance, every last Monday, in Le Réservoir, Paris.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? A reality, sometimes almost a curse.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Jacqueline Salmon, Sheila O’Connor, Arlette Najsztat, Jelena Remetin, Cybèle Villemagne, Paulette Phillips, R-Mione

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