fiction

"Mammejong" ("Mama's Boy", 2014), produced by Lucil Films and shot in 35mm by Jean-Louis Schuller. Starring: Max Thommes, Myriam Müller, Maja Juric, Jules Werner, Christiane Rausch.

My first fiction feature (82 min.) was developed through EAVE program and supported by the FilmFund. Released to national theaters in January 2015. "Mammejong" has also been shown in numerous showcases, eg. New Filmmakers NYC, Starring Europe (Los Angeles), as well as the prestigious Max Ophüls Filmfestival.

In the wild nowhere of northern Luxembourg. Man-child ‘FLEPP’ (20) and his reclusive mother Sophie (45) live a strange symbiosis. Everything changes with the arrival of mysterious runaway LEENA (19). Flëpp understands that if he wants to win Leena’s heart, he will have to sever the umbilical cord that is suffocating him. But is he ready to be saved?

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"Mammejong" on IMDB.

"With the Dust / En compagnie de la poussière" (2008)

My first professional short film, produced by Frakas and PTD. Starring: Thomas Coumans, Guillaume Dumont, Jean-Jacques Rausin, Anne-Catherine Regniers.

Selected in the official competition at Locarno 2008, plus selections in 30+ festivals worldwide. Shown on ARTE.

At the frontier between youth and adulthood, François is in love with Michel. Michel doesn't seem to care. The arrival of Alice, a capricious young woman, threatens to disturb this strange equilibrium.

"Bonobo" (2009)

My second professional short film (2009), produced by Frakas and Fabrique d'Images. Starring: Cédric Eeckhout, Anaël Snoek, Jean-Jacques Rausin.

Shown on FRANCE 2 channel, "Bonobo"was also part of an Amazon website competition.

Tormented by the break-up with his girlfriend Laura, the film editor Regis works on a documentary about Bonobos. Contrasts begin to appear between their utopian society and his own life.

documentary

 

"Listen" (2017) is an initiative of STOP AIDS NOW Luxembourg and the Cooperation Ministry. The documentary was shot in Sénégal and Guinea-Bissau. Running time: 38'

Stigma and discrimination remain the main obstacles to end the HIV epidemic, especially in Western Africa. The African NGO “Enda Santé” is working closely with the Luxembourg NGO “Stop Aids Now” to fight for the most vulnerable populations’s access to health. This documentary gives a unique glimpse into the lives of three people who are both beneficiairies of and activists for this cause.

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The documentary feature "Sweetheart Come" (2012), produced by Red Lion and supported by the FilmFund, presents the viewer with a radiography of sexuality in Luxembourg.

One person’s innermost desire may be his neighbor’s taboo. Through portraits of eleven people with vastly different backgrounds, “Sweetheart Come” deals with the borders we cross with great strides… and the walls we’re building up inside to protect ourselves. it asks the question: in a tiny country of stupendous wealth and diversity such as Luxembourg, what must people do to belong?

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"SHC" on IMDB

I was lucky to take part in the creation of Luxembourg's first real documentary series, "routwäissgro" (red, white and grey), now in its 3rd season of 24 episodes. 

In the tradition of pure observational cinema, the viewer is allowed to immerse into the life of the protagonist, whose reality, conflicts and dreams reflect the various socio-cultural dimensions of Luxembourg. 

So far, I've directed 3 episodes, available on RTL for free with French subtitles:

"Meng Heemecht" (My Homeland)

"De Som vun Liewen" (Seed of Life)

"Friem Kierper" (Foreign Bodies)

 

 

 

 

music videos

 

"Bonjour an Awuer" (2015)

Music project with recording artist Serge Tonnar. The resulting video is a collaboration between Serge and patients suffering from dementia. Funded by the Family Ministry.

The full "making-of" (33 min.) of this amazing 3-month experience is available here.

"Rooftops & Bottle Bottoms" (2015)

The very first music video for Metz recording artist Nicolas Quirin. Starring future GIRL management model Xenia Katina.

 

 

 

 

 

"Accidentally" (2009)

Music video for Daniel Balthasar & Band. This 4 minute "one-take" was one of the first videos shot on a Canon 5D in Luxembourg.

 

"Away" (2013)

Music video for Luxembourgish recording artist Daniel Balthasar & Band. Produced in collaboration with the Ermesinde high school and its young talents.

commercials / corporate

2011 ad campaign for Luxembourg AIDS prevention organisation "Paticka". VFX by Jeff Desom

 

Second corporate video for award-winning organisation SPORTUNITY event "Meet an Athlete" in Nov. 2015, featuring legendary athlete Debbie Ferguson McKenzie.

 
 

Video recording & edit for choreographer Anu Sistonen's "Duo Duu" (2013)

"Le carnaval de Saëns" (2013).

Video commissionned by Gilles Vérièpe company from Lille. The choreography was designed for « Le carnaval des animaux »  by Camille Saint Saëns 

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