Online players describe their struggles with “swatting”, a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play. The events take shape through YouTube videos and wireframe images from a video game.
About the director: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis was born in France in 1988. He has graduated from INSAS (Belgium) in editing, from Sint-Lukas Art School (Belgium) in filmmaking and from Fresnoy (France). He came to be known as a filmmaker with his film Ondes Noires which has been shown in many international festivals, such as the IDFA, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, the Regensburg Short Film Festival etc. The film has also received numerous awards, including the Prix Festivals Connexion Auvergne Rhône Alpes in Clermont-Ferrand, the Grand Prix and the Youth Jury Prize at the Regensburg Festival.
Filmography: Sous couleur de l’oubli (2015), Noir Plaisir (2016), Ondes Noires (2017).