Stillness Arises

About me

Mathieu’s passion for cinema & nature guided him to perform a year of study at IFFCAM, the French wildlife film school, after he graduated in wildlife conservation at Salford university (UK).

Since 2008, he is directing films to tell stories about his fascination for strong interactions between man and the wild environment.

The documentary film genre allows him to stage his characters playing at their own role, adopting a more intimate approach when filming on the field. He also looks for personal aesthetics & evocative atmosphere in his visual style & cinematography.

Filmography

Director

West Empire – 26’ – KissKissBankBank & M2L Productions – A documentary film about people living into the ghost towns of the American West © 2015

Walk the Ridge – 3’ – M2L Productions – A short portrait of the Australian filmmaker Benjamin Dowie hiking in the French Alps © 2015

KUMANO – 熊野 – 5’ – M2L Productions – Shugendo, the Way of ascetic training and testing in holy mountains with Kosho Tateishi – entirely shot in Kumano, Japan © 2015

Soare în Inimă – 9’ – M2L Productions – an ode to Life with Larisa Oltean – entirely shot in Romania © 2014

American Loneliness – 52’ – coproduction Mona Lisa Production – M2L Productions – Montagne TV © 2014 – 1 international award – broadcasted on Montagne TV, Ushuaïa TV

Keep Exploring – 9’ – M2L Productions – film on the photographer Brice Portolano adventure in British Columbia – with the support of the Canadian Tourism Commission © 2014

Ecrins de Vie – 50’ – co-direction, film for the 40 years of French Ecrins National Park © 2013

La Quête d’Inspiration – Alexandre Deschaumes Photographies Éthérées – 52’ – coproduction Mona Lisa Production – M2L Productions – Montagne TV © 2012 – 7 international awards – broadcasted on TV5 Monde, Ushuaïa TV, Montagne TV, Canal Off (Brazil)

Des Gypaètes et des Hommes – 52’ – coproduction Mona Lisa – Association IFFCAM – Montagne TV © 2011 – 5 international awards – broadcasted on Ushuaïa TV, Montagne TV, Tele-Quebec (Canada), Servus TV (Austria) and other foreign TV channels

Demain, c’est loin… – 26’ – co-direction, Association IFFCAM © 2009 – broadcasted on AB Animaux

Les Ailes du Marais – 30’ – student film, IFFCAM Production © 2008

 


 

Camera Operator

Médecines d’ailleurs  – episode about Apitherapie in Romania, a documentary serie produced by Bonne Pioche Productions for Arte – 2015

Un Matin sur Terre  – « L’Aube en partage », episode shot in Zambia, Africa, a wildlife documentary produced by Bonne Pioche Productions for Arte – 2013

La France du Bout du Monde, drone operator with Studio Fly on a nature documentary serie produced by Lato Sensu Productions for France 5 – 2013

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc, Alpine mushing race for TV8 Mont-Blanc – 2012

La France Sauvage – « Île-de-France, une nature insoupçonnée », episode shot in Paris area, a wildlife documentary serie produced by Gedeon Programmes for Arte – 2010

TV Broadcasters

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