"Films should explore the boundaries of human relationships"
Jacques saw the light in tiny LUXEMBOURG on February 15th, 1980 (as you can see on the photo, he was the life of the party!).
After two years of medical studies, he enrolled at IAD ("Institut des Arts de Diffusion", Belgium) to pursue the craft of film.
When he got fed up by the rainy weather, Jacques took a trip to California for the summer production workshop « directing intensive » at prestigious UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2003). He took the opportunity to experience lectures by William H. Macy, Jerome Gary or David Kellogg.
Back in Belgium, Jacques produced his IAD thesis project GEMINI in 2005: that bold mixture of traditional film and animation techniques was screened at Korea’s SICAF and Munich Student Film Festival, among others.
In 2007/8, Jacques co-wrote (with Xavier Seron) and directed his first professional short WITH THE DUST ("En compagnie de la poussière"). This story of a failed gay romance, exploring the intersection of love and death, was screened in the official short competition at LOCARNO, as well as in numerous international festivals: Les Films du Monde in Montréal, Ghent, Dresden Filmfest, Torino LGBT, etc. "With the Dust" was screened on ARTE.
His third short film BONOBO (2009), a portrait of a man's self-destruction, shot on 35mm, was broadcast on channel France 2.
Jacques has also launched the very first commercial for AIDS prevention organisation "Paticka", directed two episodes of the successful RTL sitcom COMEBACK and shot videos for several recording artists (Serge Tonnar, Nicolas Quirin, Daniel Balthasar) and choreographers (Sylvia Camarda, Bernard Baumgarten, Yuko Kominami) of the Greater Region
In his quest for perfection, Jacques has attended workshops by Peter Webber ("Hannibal Rising") and script doctor legend John Truby.
In 2015, Jacques released his first fiction feature MAMMEJONG, a drama about a man-child who tries to sever the unhealthy ties that bind him to his mother to win the heart of a young, troubled girl. The Lucil /WrongMen production premièred at Max Ophüls Filmfestival in Saarbrücken and has since been screened in numerous venues like New Filmmakers NYC, Chicago European Union Festival and Francophone Film Festival in Rome.
He is currently working on the television documentary series "routwäissgro", which he co-created as part of the so-called K13 collective of writer/directors. His interest in non-traditional documentary filmmaking was already noticeable with 2013's SWEETHEART COME (produced by Red Lion), tackling unconventional sexuality and relationships in Luxembourg.