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Sylvain CHOMET

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After studying at the Ecole Supérieure de l’image d’Angouleme, Sylvain published his first comic book The Secret of the Dragonflies (Futuropolis) and in collaboration with Nicolas de Crécy, an adaptation of the first novel by Victor Hugo Bug-Jargal. He then wrote the scenario of The Bridge in the Swamp (Glénat), designed by Hubert Chevillard then Léon la cam (Casterman) with Nicolas de Crécy, that won the Goscinny prize and the Grand Prix at the Angoulême Festival.

Moving on to the production of animated films, Sylvain wrote and directed the short film The Old Lady and the Pigeons. The film received a large number of accolades including a Bafta Award, the Annecy Festival Grand Prize and an Oscar nomination. In 2003 his first animated feature, Les Triplettes de Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville – Belleville Rendez-Vous) was released. The film was a big public and critical success in many countries and earned Sylvain an Oscar nomination in two categories (Best Animated Film and Best Original Song). In 2006, he went behind the camera to make the short live action film of the 7th arrondissement, for the movie Paris, je t’aime. In 2010, Sylvain released another animated feature movie – The Illusionist. The Illusionist was based on an unfinished script by Jacques Tati that Sylvain adapted, directed, and composed the score. The film received the European Film Award and was nominated for the Golden Globes, Césars (won) and Oscars in the category Best Animated Film.

Sylvain shot his first live action feature film “Attila Marcel” with the producer Claudie Ossard in 2013. He is currently working on several projects in France and abroad, both live action and animation, and has recently directed two clips including Stromae (Carmen) and The Simpsons Couch Gag (Diggs season 25, episode 12).

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