Directed by Anthony Giacchino, Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Known for The Giant’s Dream and The Camden 28.
COLETTE, a documentary short film created as part of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, the latest videogame from EA and Respawn Entertainment, built in partnership with Oculus from Facebook, has been officially nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
COLETTE, directed by Emmy Award-winning director Anthony Giacchino, follows a former French Resistance member, Colette Marin-Catherine, as she travels to Germany for the first time in 74 years. Her visit is inspired by a young history student who enters her life and who convinces her to visit the concentration camp where the Nazis killed her brother.
It’s a journey of discovery on many levels, but the film’s greatest revelation is Colette herself who, at 90, is finally ready to let go of the grief and loss that she’s held so tightly inside for over seven decades. Lucie’s youth and genuine concern pierced the armor. The ultimate discovery of the film is Colette’s to make.
Set during World War II, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond blends video game action and history together through gameplay and a variety of short “gallery” films focused on WWII veteran stories, which include COLETTE. Each short film is unique and brings context and historical weight to the gameplay by sharing the personal stories of the very people who lived through historic events despite incredible odds. COLETTE is a critical component of the Medal of Honor franchise’s mission of blending action and history together into an immersive experience, helping preserve these incredibly important moments in WWII history.