"In the Autumn of 2019 Erik Madigan Heck appeared at our studio in Paris ‘ready to play’. He just wanted an uninterrupted  day on his own in our studio. A fan of stop-motion animation there was loose objective to make a film with the material.  The film never happened and very soon the world had turned upside down. When the FHCM announced we would be going digital for our our first post-Covid outing we naturally thought of our longtime  friend and collaborator and the unfinished work.  After 3 months of intense emotions and self-questioning Le Grand Cirque is both an ode to his heroes and a nod to our inspirations  while giving us a much needed kick back into the medium we love.''