Stéfan Le Lay

Writer / Director

Brittany, France

Stefan Le Lay is a scriptwriter and director. He wrote and directed five short films for which he received 90 awards worldwide. From 2004 he directed 40 fictions for different TV channels (France 3, Canal +, OCS) and wrote 30 scenarios for the Canal+ TV program ÇA CARTOON. His first feature film project LE GARDIEN (The lighthouse keeper) was selected for Le Groupe Ouest 2014 Annual Selection and LA SÉLECTION — Talents 2015.


Survie (Survival)

The sea, summer.
Caroline, 35 years old, unenthusiastically embarks on a boat to go sailing with Guillaume her husband and Hugo their 10 year old son. she hates sailing but once again, docile, she gives in to the will of her charismatic and manipulative husband.
At sea, in the middle of the night, the boat is seriously damaged and Guillaume badly injured. Caroline has to overcome her panic, evacuate her husband and child on a survival raft.
Her family’s destiny is now in her hands. Drifting for days and nights on end, Caroline struggles to keep her injured husband and scared and dehydrated child alive. Against all odds, she affronts the situation with the bravery she didn’t know she had. As she gains her son’s trust Caroline grows stronger and her attitude towards her husband changes.
She knows now that there is no turning back – whatever the price.