When she returns to her native south-west of France to sell her family home, Sheila Spanghetto finds her little village of Ovalie untouched since she left for Paris 15 years ago. The men live for the 'third-half' of rugby - leaving their women to the burden of running all the domestic affairs.
Sheila is not the sort to put up with this nonsense: she won't submit to the first scrum she faces and plans to turn over the situation. With pressure from the village women, who invest their hope in her, and with the help of local legend Granny Spanghetto (who makes the knees of the stoutest prop tremble), Sheila will take on the men, in their own ground.
Following a legendary match, life will never be the same again in the peaceful little village of Ovalie...
  Technical list

A film by Laurent Kircher
Screenplay and graphism Laurent Kircher

Animation Laurent Kircher
Backgrounds supervisor Cécila Pepper
Compositing supervisors Arnaud Bois, Romain Drouillard, Bruno Giraud
Editing Clémence Samson avec Rémi Sagot Duvauroux
Sound design and mix Bruno Seznec, Baptiste Boucher, Fabien Devillers

Sound studio Piste Rouge
Image Post-production Mikros Image

Produced by Prima Linea Productions Valérie Schermann and Christophe Jankovic
With the support of Département de la Charente
And Région Poitou-Charentes
In partnership with CNC
And Pôle Images Magelis
With the support of Piste Rouge, Mikros Image, Malil'Art

Distribution and sales Prima Linea Productions.
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Copyright © 2015 Prima Linea Productions

Duration 35 mm 13 minutes
2K, 1.85, digital
Traditional 2D animation
  The author-director

Laurent Kircher
Born in Toulouse (France) in 1976.

He studied comic books, illustration and animation design at the Emile Cohl School (1995-1996), begining his 2D animation career in 1999 in Montreal with Belleville Rendez-Vous (Sylvain Chomet). With experience as storyboarder (Paris je t'aime by Sylvain Chomet), character designer (The Legend of Despereaux, by Robert Stevenhagen and Sam Fell) and director of TV ads, Laurent stayed for 8 years in Scotland where he was supervisor of animation for The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet).
He returned to Paris in 2009 to work as a senior animator and supervisor of animation (Asia) on Zarafa (Remi Bezancon and Jean-Christophe Lie).
In 2011, Laurent supervised animation on Loulou, the Incredible Secret (Gregoire Solotareff and Eric Omond).
The Ladies of Ovalie is the first short film which he has directed.
  With the voices of

Delphine Alvado Catherine Artigala Benoit de Gaulejac
Jean Halluin Juliette Mezergues Christian Mulot
Louna Muratti Vanessa Paric  
  Original musics

La Banda de Chabanais

The Inspector Cluzo
  The production

Valérie Schermann and Christophe Jankovic