Research in cognitive psychology on visual perception stirred my curiosity about filmmaking. After some time of screenwriting and journalism I started with corporate films and went on with documentaries. I worked on very diverse subjects: from steel industry to the launch of a new fragrance, from modern painting to architectural themes, from plane construction to the use of medical plants in the middle ages…. I am not attached to any special style, but very much concerned about the image, always trying to associate shape and content, developping esthetic to devote the story, conceiving films that really make sense, sustained by a discrete, but always present artistic direction. Last, but not least – some influence from my bi-cultural german-french background might have inspired the way I work on my films.
SOME RECENT FILMS
SOME FORMER REFERENCES
INDUSTRIAL HISTORY ....
on the Rhine border in Alsace
The story of a steel construction plant, created 50 years ago by an industrial visionary whose dream was to construct a bridge over the Channel - before the project in the early 60's was transformed into a tunnel. Actually a part of the Eiffage group, the Lauterbourg plant went through great moments alternating with economic crisis.
near Nancy in Lorraine
The story of an important boilerworks factory founded by the MUNCH family in 1909: upswing and fall, and then again, new niche markets and mergers ... a story of life
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
« LA MAISON FOURNAISE - IMPRESSIONS"
GRAND PRIX du Festival Audiovisuel Muséologique1993 (DMF) à Paris
Prix "JEUNE TALENT" de la SCAM 1994
Primé au 16e Festival International du Film d'Art de l'UNESCO 1992
Primé au 11e Festival du Film sur l'Art, MONTREAL 1993
1er Prix au Festival de Biarritz 1993
« L'IDENTITE VISUELLE » (SNCF) Festival International des Films Ferroviaires 1993
« LE SUCRE, NATURELLEMENT» (CEDUS) Festival Agricinéma 1999
« EIFFEL – AU-DELA DE L’HISTOIRE » (Eiffel) Festival du Creusot 2007
« TERRE D’ACIER, CŒUR NATURE » (Arcelor) Festival du Creusot 2007
« NAISSANCE D’UN PONT » (Eiffel) Festival du Creusot 2008
« L’ENGAGEMENT » (Conseil Supérieur du Notariat) Festival du Creusot 2009
« L’ESPRIT EIFFEL » (Eiffel) Festival Fimbacte 2010
« BATIMENTS D’AVENIR » (Agence Qualité Construction) Deauville Green Awards 2014