People hire me to document and tell real-life stories by the mean of film or photography.
Consequently, more than just showing a collection of videos and photos, I present you my work on this website under the form of bite-sized stories that mix insights about the projects, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and take-aways.
I creatively move stories all the way from early concept to post-production by having an overall vision through which a non-fiction film or photo essay becomes reality. The main applications are documentary, editorial and branded content, including brand journalism.
Depending on your needs, I can be in charge of everything or only a specific part of the process.
During pre-production, I do research when the story doesn't exist yet. I write treatments and scripts adapted to the context and available budget.
During production, I might operate the camera, interview contributors and/or directing crews.
During Post-Production, if not editing myself, I follow-up the post-production process until final delivery to ensure maximum coherence and quality.
My 2,5 years experience as senior director / producer at VICE MEDIA taught me to be fast, efficient and highly adaptable working with either a minimal team or with bigger production crews on international level.
In the case of still photography, I cover all types of events with a personal vision and a narrative oriented approach that allows me to convey the story to the viewer in a way that is not only artistically and emotionally strong, but also informative and insightful.
I've covered events for Primavera Sound Festival (ES), Bestival (UK), Secret Garden Party (UK), Mobile World Congress (ES), Marriot Hotels aswel as various behind the scenes for film and advertising productions.
I've worked on an ecclectic range of subjects and stories I've covered include:
"When I'm in my neighborhood, I don't see anything anymore, because I'm so used to it. When I go somewhere else, suddenly, I'm alive. I'm on alert, and I can be fresh"
– Chantal Akerman
As an expatriated I find that living abroad helps me to stay awake, keep my sense sharp and see things that might be unnoticed to others.
I speak French, Spanish, English, Portuguese and Dutch (Not necessarily in that order)
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