Denis Lavant & Hervé Guinouard in Since the sun has burned


After a fall, a tightrope walker crosses the desert to rediscover his balance, when he comes across a community of artists.

Living in a remote world, these inhabitants struggle to confront their own artistic limitations.

Hervé Guinouard & Charlotte Ciavaldini in Since the sun has burned


Since the sun has burned (Depuis que le soleil a brûlé)  is an independent feature film, currently in production, written and directed by Michaël d’Auzon.

Telling the story of the artist, his inner journey and ultimately, his rebirth to the self, its creative process requires great artistic freedom & organic rythm of work implying alternative & solidarity financial resources.

This film has been in production since 2017. Taking our time has allowed us to maintain the integrity of this film, to work with an organic rythm on set that also allows for artistic freedom. Through the conviction and dedication of the Artists on our crew, as well as personal and alternative funding, we have been able to achieve filming.

We would like to invite you to join us on this journey of discovery, and humbly ask for your support in the funding of this project.


* The script of Depuis que le soleil a brûlé is registered by the SACD with number 000238128

Hervé Guinouard in Since the sun has burned


Hervé Guinouard
The Tightrope Walker

Trained in theater and circus arts at the Arènes de Nanterre, and in the Actors Studio method in Paris, Hervé Guinouard was an animator in a circus school in India, then traveled around the world as a street artist, dancer clown, and performer, with the companies Les Trottoirs du Hasard, Le Théâtre du Vertige and La Compagnie Off. Since 2008, he has appeared in short and feature films, commercials or clips, and plays the main role of Since the Sun has Burned from 2017 to 2021 during the various shootings of the film.

The Poet

Actress, author and director, Joséphine Serre trained at the School of Studio in Asnières, at the Jacques Lecoq International Theater School, then in Free Class. She plays under the direction of Pauline Bureau, Jacques Kraemer, Vanasay Khamphommala, Volodia Serre, Lazare Herson-Macarel, Sophie Guibard, Lorène Ehrmann, Alexandre Zeff, Rachid Benzine, and turns for film and television under the direction of Alain Corneau , Michel Deville, Franco Zeffirelli, Claude Pinoteau, or Colline Serreau. In 2007, she created the company L’Instant Propice and gathered around her a group of actors for which she wrote and directed Volatiles, which received the Beaumarchais grant in 2008.
The Photographer

After learning acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Vincent has appeared in numerous films: A Dam against the Pacific where he plays alongside Isabelle Huppert, J’accuse by Roman Polanski, alongside Jean Dujardin, Au Poste by Quentin Dupieux, alongside Benoit Poelvoorde, At Eternity’s Gate by Julian Schnabel, alongside Willem Dafoe. He also participates in many productions for television and theater, where he works with directors Arnaud Denis, Georges Werler or Régis Santon. Finally, the timbre of his voice, recognizable, earned him the French voice of Agent Smith in Matrix, the dwarf Gimli and the tree Sylvebarbe in Lord of the Rings, Carson butler in Downton Abbey, and the King Barathéon in Game of Thrones. In 2019 he met Michael d’Auzon, and joined the team of “Since the sun has burned” to embody the photographer, an artist tormented by the ephemeral.
The Sad Clown

Fascinated by Marcel Marceau, Denis Lavant took clown and pantomime lessons from the age of 13. Then trained at the conservatory, he was revealed in the cinema by Leos Carax who entrusted him with the emblematic male role of Alex in Boy Meets Girl, then in Les Amants du Pont-Neuf and Mauvais Sang alongside Juliette Binoche. In the theater he collaborates with Jacques Osinsky, Aurore Fattier, Marc Paquien, Ivan Morane. In the cinema, he plays many roles: The Chess Party (1991), Visibly I Love You (1995), Beau Travail (1999), Captain Achab (2007), A Long Engagement (2004), Holy Motors (2012). This film earned him a nomination for the 2013 César for Best Actor. He won the Prix de l’Humour noir du spectacle for his theatrical adaptation of La Grande Vie by Jean-Pierre Martinet in 2012, and the Molière alone on stage for Making the alligators dance on the pan flute in 2015.
The Traveler

Lilly is an actress, model, filmmaker, and assistant director and production for film and television. Originally from Congo and Scotland, born in Martinique, trained at the Florent class in Paris, then with the director John Strasberg in New York.
The Angel

Renan Prévot is an actor, film student at the University of Paris III, curator in art gallery, and author of documentary films. He met the job of actor at random from a first casting, and found himself propelled in the film Pris de Court by director Emmanuelle Cuau. Followed Only Pirates of Gael Lepinle, and A knife in the heart of Yann Gonzales. At the theater he plays alongside Julie Gayet in Rabbit Hole, creation of Claudia Stavisky for the theater of Celestins.
The Dancer

Antoine Faure, called “TÔ”, is a poet, musician and performer. Theater and drums at thirteen, guitar and poetry at twenty, puppets at twenty-five, storytelling at thirty, slam at thirty-five, street art at forty, music now. Tô routed well, musicalized and poetized with a lot. With Poesie United and on most of Uppercut’s designs. Seen and recognized on the French and international Slam scene, he has walked his poetry and his music all over France, Europe, North Africa, the Americas.
The Musician

Maja Jantar is a multi-lingual Dutch polysonist living in Ghent, Belgium. She has been creating poetic sound and visual works since 1995 throughout Europe in the fields of performance, musical theater, visual arts, and publishing. Co-founder of Krikri, a collaborator of Crew theater, actor and director Ewout d’Hoore, and Belgian poet Vincent Tholomé, Maja Jantar has also directed ten operas, including Incoronatione di Poppea by Monteverdi and contemporary opera Infinito Nero de Sciarrino.
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The Composer

Composer in electroacoustic music, instrument creator, and musician performer, Bruno Billaudeau is both the composer of the film’s music, and his interpreter in the scenes. In the shooting of the castle, he will be the Composer, a character struggling with the moment of improvisation. Bruno collaborated with the art of dance for 17 years, creating for many choreographers music made in the studio. Currently, he designs and creates unique instruments, which allow him to develop sounds and their treatments live during his concerts
The Painter

French of Vietnamese origin, Charlotte lives in Tours and practices martial arts and Vipassana meditation.
The Angel of Writing

Maud practiced theater and dance for about fifteen years, then the art of the live model for photography and painting. A commitment to creation with the body, and the opportunity to be the inspiration for many artists.
Joséphine Serre in Since the sun has burned
Vincent Grass Hervé in Since the sun has burned
Joséphine Serre in Since the sun has burned
Renan Prévot in Since the sun has burned


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