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About Pierre


film director / cinematographer

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About Pierre


film director / cinematographer

 

About Pierre

I am a documentary film director and cinematographer with the desire to tell stories of human interest

My approach to documentary filmmaking isn’t purely journalistic where analysis and datas are often upfront. I like things to stay unrevealed, kind of blurred in the background and let people make their own conclusion. 

I guess I like to emphasis on the aesthetic side and the visual aspect of the subject or theme of the film. I find it poetic that way.

My work is in between classic documentary making and cinematographic essay and has been awarded for best feature and short documentaries, special motion for best cinematography and best editing for a short documentary.

My films are recognised for their universal appeal, poetic storytelling, visual creativity and high commercial value and showcased in Cinemas around the World as well appearing in different platforms such as Universal Pictures, Netflix, Amazon, Canal+, Discovery Channel, NHK Japan, SWR and others,

Experience

My passion for film making goes way back when I was a kid, using 8mm cameras and still cameras.  

I work on films both as Film Director/cinematographer as well as Cinematographer for other directors. 

I believe that my 20 years experience in the field (including many years as production assistant and director assistant), enables me to have a clear overview and objectivity when working on a film, understanding as well the needs of other directors when working with them as cinematographer. 

I have embraced, the DSLR Revolution from the beginning in 2008, earning 3 awards and selections many festivals including the prestigious BERLINALE for my short documentary " Man of the soil " shot with a 5D Mark II.

I also took interest very early on in the 4K + resolution, shooting my feature documentary " Noma my perfect storm " with a Red Epic/Dragon at 5K which earned me an award for best documentary..

In 2018 I will be available with my own 4K+ kitbag to respond to the needs of today's high production value film industry.

I am based in the South West of France.

Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your future project by completing the form below.

Best regards

Pierre

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SHOWREEL


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SHOWREEL


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Showreel

The following section show you some of my work as director/ cinematographer.

Scenes from Noma my perfect storm

Another scene from Noma my perfect storm

Teaser of noma my perfect storm

Award for best documentary , San Sebastian international film festival

Scene from XV Beyond the tryline

Teaser of XV Beyond the tryline

MAN OF THE SOIL: 7.31 min

Award for best short documentary at the IFFF Film festival

Award for Best editing at the SILA Fest film festival

Special motion for best cinematography at the BIFF.

  

Re-declaration: 3.33 min

Human right image campaign

Teaser of 52 minutes documentary entitled "Rugby the lifeblood of new Zealand".

Teaser of 40 minutes documentary entitled "INSIGHT".

Nom Fwigè: The tree fern mask carver and his wife.

Commonwealth of Dominica Corporate video

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Contact


CONTACT

Contact


CONTACT

Contact

Pierre Deschamps  - pierre@documentreefilms.com -

France- +33767260392 or UK- +44(0)7414148984

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Please don;t hesitate to contact me for a request for my work as Director or Cinematographer for your future project. 

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Awards


AWARDS

Awards


AWARDS

Awards

Best documentary "Noma my perfect storm"

2015 San Sebastian Film Festival

Best Short documentary "Man of the soil" 

2011 IFFF International forest film festival 

Best Editing "Man of the soil" 

2010 Sila Fest Film Festival

Best cinematography "Man of the soil" 

2010 Barbados Film Festival

 

Some of the film festivals selection for my short documentary "man of the soil".

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Key Art


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Key Art


key Art

Some of my films's Key Art