On a sinuous path I crossed many different people, who touched me, inspired me, encouraged me, and most of all who offered me their stories to share.
Whether in an institutional film, a commercial, a music video, a documentary, or an event, these encounters always motivated my filming: encounter with a person, encounter with a place steeped with stories, encounters with objects shaped by creators.
Today I widen my film-maker’s universe to various artistic and scientific collaborations, with a continuous drive to contribute to opening eyes and minds.
Lorin in LA
Musical Documentary project, 52′ (in progress)
Lorin Hart is an American singer-songwriter of Americana, Folk & Country. Far from the commercial channels, she radiates in underground music circles in Los Angeles, a predatory city of souls. This intimate portrait of a mature American woman, grand-daughter of silent film stars John Gilbert and Leatrice Joy, daughter of poetess and author Leatrice Fountain, and who has been accompanied by a few great musicians from Woodstock offers through the tale of her life, a story of humanity .
Directing & images : Sylvie V. Jacquemin
Additionnal images: Philippe Granados
Project update : Projet en cours.
We have filmed several sequences with Lorin in LA in Los Angeles, regularly since 2012.
Partially filmed (2/3), we are looking for financing to advance the various remaining stages .
A portrait of famous american Jazz trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis, produced by Sony Music to counter his reputation of a too serious musician with the European press.
This project filmed over a year allowed me to discover a generous artist, also full of humour.
Series of short artisans portraits: 20 x 6′, 2014
Broadcast on Qatar TV / LA BOUTIQUE
Twenty artisans shops of several generations ; through their testimonies and images of their expertise, these craftsmen and craftswomen offer us a creative memory of Paris and Brussels. Some of these shops have disappeared since … and these movies become a precious heritage collection. In Paris: Chocolaterie Servant
A personal and intimate portrait of Betsy, an American extraordinary BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) as seen through the loving eyes of her “FA” spouse (FA:Fat Admirer), her relatives, and my own. Betsy has been an one of the first activist writers against discrimination towards overweight and obese people.
I met Betsy for the first time in 2001 via Internet, as I was interested in Big Beautiful Women (BBW) groups and in discriminations towards obese persons. It was only in 2011 that she agreed to feature in a documentary movie showing her personal family history and her life story, whose purpose was to apprehend how she came to her actual condition and how she managed to live with it. At 55, Betsy had reached her morbid obesity condition for several years. Her husband Stephan took care of her completely beside his job as an engineer. In May 2011, they invited me to spend ten days with them in their home in Germany with my video camera in order to collect their testimony and film their everyday life.
One year later, Betsy passed away in spite of all the efforts they had made to have her recover more autonomy and improve her health.
Considering the delicate nature of this project, and as I am eager to lead its completion and its diffusion in collaboration with Betsy’s family and friends with whom I keep close ties, we are looking for partners who are sensitive to this theme.
presentation of a “Nets d’Or” (Golden Nets) winner, 1’30 – 2000
Meet Boris Gurevich-Jelgersma, fan of number PI.
This belongs to a collection of portraits of winners of the “Nets d’Or”, an annual competition of the best French websites .
Other portraits: Edgar Grospiron, Marmiton, Bernard Werber.