James Brown is a force of nature, a gift from heaven.
He invented funk, but it was a symbol of freedom and success for millions of black American in combat for their civic rights, who saw him as a source of hope and pride.
I tried to describe the richness of his life.
I hope your like this video music.


Directed by Xavier FAUTHOUX
Editing by Adrien Deleule
Character Design : Thomas Buron & Liza Lussiez
Compositing & VFX : SKULL & Martial Coulon
CGI : Charles Blanchard & Clément Domergue
Concept Art : Alexandre Tissot
Backgrounds : Tristan Mercier & Marion Brunetto
Animation 2D : Milan Starcevic, Mathieu Fouchier, Marion Brunetto
Producer : Xavier Fauthoux
Production : Shoot The Boss


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The Hips 2 months ago

Amazing work! What a pleasure to watch such creativity in motion. Thank you!

Soul Machine 3 months ago

I'm NO Film maker, but I do know when Mr. James Brown is rep. I'm right their. Thanks for the short film story it is very moving. I'm a Mr. James Brown Biggest Fan, if you only knew. Thanks Again!

The Sitting Hun 3 months ago

People like you inspire me to pursue filmmaking. If I ever do anything with my filmmaking aspirations, it'll be because of videos like this and filmmakers like yourself. A very moving video, and I can't show you enough appreciation for making it.

denise.belfon 4 months ago

I Love it !!!

harold.chernofsky 4 months ago


richard.hanooman 1 year ago

This is fantastic!!!

baronette 1 year ago


baronette 1 year ago

belle epoque

electricpalmtrees 1 year ago

what a masterpiece Xavier!!!! very nicely done

Carmimd54 1 year ago

wow.....really incredible.....nice

Ödalis Melvai 1 year ago

Very descriptive! Excellent video! Absolutely love it

Magnus_no 1 year ago

Incredible! One of the best, I have seen on this website! you ve got it! good luck to ur further projects Xavier!

Slash 1 year ago

great style.

flixfair 1 year ago

Waow, only caught that one now, well worth it ! Emotions are transpiring so well through amazing VFX, graphics and narrative. Great work !

Earned Luck Films 1 year ago

Love that I lost to this! It's amazing, great F@cking Job! From the animation to edits spot on guys!

camiloR 1 year ago

Congratulations! great job, totally deserved the prize!

Camila Ohara Tanabe 1 year ago

Wow! It's beautiful, has depth, incredible.

Earned Luck Films 1 year ago

One of the only videos that truly had any soul. Dope as f$ck. Great job!

1308 films 1 year ago

Whoa, hard to compete against animation. Well done.

Earned Luck Films 1 year ago

Its normally easy to compete against animation, its hard to compete against such an awesome video.

Boopology 1 year ago

one of my favorites..:)

Newton's Apple 1 year ago

amazing! You made me cry man even if there were no woman in your video.

mathewjamesusa1 1 year ago

Very Nice. This Video should be in the top 5 for sure

Safi 1 year ago

Beautiful, amazing!

EWP913 1 year ago

Amazing! You captured the soul of the song and provided a beautiful image of James. Ienjoyed the historical references as well. Well done!

xfauthoux 1 year ago


Cave Left 1 year ago

Very impressed that you were able to do this much work in the contest period! Love the illustration style and movement between the various scenarios and his performance. Congratulations... I'm rooting for you!

xfauthoux 1 year ago

thank you :-)

Unwelcome Human Films 1 year ago

Mightily impressive... Got to be a winner...

joses.martin 1 year ago

this ones my favourite. hope you win bro. Skillz

xfauthoux 1 year ago

Thank you for your comment

--JB-- 1 year ago

Bravo !! super boulot ! Encore !!!

exigent 1 year ago


Olim 1 year ago

C'est la bete...no1 pour moi

Christian Letruria 1 year ago

stunning work, compliment de l'Italie.

kvs 1 year ago

This is fantastic! Wonderful work.

Quinn 1 year ago

Amazing. That shot of the bullet and the runner is wonderful.