Born in 1974, Gilles developed a passion for cinema at an early age. His first influences on the big screen were timeless classics such as Superman, Bambi and E.T.
With the birth of VHS, he went on to discover movies like The Godfather, Once upon a time in the West, the Wizard of, Psycho or Taxi Driver. Through these life changing movies, he became a fan and admirer of great directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorcese...
In 2003, after a four-year degree in Japanese language and with several years of experience as an IT engineer, Gilles realizes his true passion was film directing. Armed only with a second-hand mini DV camcorder, he begins shooting here and there, without real purpose.
Then in 2004 a short movie competition gives him the opportunity to direct for the first time. He was hooked. So he joined an eclectic group of fun loving, aspiring young directors “les Filmistes Associés” and spent time experimenting and improving his skills in directing.
As some of Gilles work were broadcasted on television, his confidence began to grow further and he quit his IT job in order to pursue his passion full time.
Today Gilles directs commercials, music videos, short films and is at on his first feature film.
Awards list :
Best movie - 48 hours international Shootout 2009 - "Prebloc"
Merit Award - Summer Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood 2010 - "Prebloc"
Best Editing - 48 hour film project Paris 2008 - "Adrenaline"
Best Director - 48 hour film project Paris 2007 - Canon Challenge - ("Ekolopathe" - 2007)
Best Director - Golden W - ("Ekolopathe" - 2007)
Best Cinematography, Jury Special award - 48 hour film project Paris 2006 - ("Migraine" - 2006)
Best director - Golden W - ("Loop" - short film - 2005)