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Mobile homes tells the story of a young woman, trapped in sex trafficking, and her son who explores an unlikely way out.

Vladimir de Fontenay is a director based out of NYC and Paris. His latest short film, Mobile Homes, received 1st prize at the Wasserman Awards -NYU Graduate Film School’s top honor- as well as the National Board of Review student award. His films have played at many festivals around the world such as SXSW, Clermont-Ferrand, Seattle, Guanajuato, Slamdance and the 27th Montreal World Film Festival, and have been distributed by major European cable networks including RTI Mediaset in Italy and TV channel France 3. He is an MFA candidate at NYU Tisch, where he is a recipient of the prestigious Faculty Fellowship and the 2013 Spike Lee Production Fund. Vladimir is currently in post-production on a new short starring Tarra Riggs (Ballast), directing a film collaboration adapted from the book Palo Alto written by James Franco, and at work on a new feature script adapted from his latest short.



2013 NBR Student Grant


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New York University


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Vladimir de Fontenay


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