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JULIEN SERI Film-Maker

I always say that making movies is my playground. Kind of like when a kid finds out he's going to the park… On a set, I am overwhelmed with joy.

When I was young, I wanted to be a Karate master. Training took up all the space. And then I was bowled over by movies like The Exorcist, Star Wars, The Shining, Rocky, and Alien. So when Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" touched my heart, I decided to become a filmmaker. I started in advertising and music videos ... Directors who come from these mediums have to go fast, they work with clients and agencies, they are involved in the profitability of their films and do not want their budgets overflow. It was the best school for me. I've done a few hundred commercials and music videos over the past 28 years. I won the Grand Prix of the artistic directors club in 1997, two bronze LIONS at the Cannes festival in 1997 and 2006, the public's Marcus in 2003 at the SATCAR film festival, two LYNX (Gold and Silver) in 2009 at the Dubai Film Festival. I directed 4 feature films, Yamakasi, Sons of the wind, Scorpion, Night Fare (Best film at the Denver MILE HORROR film festival), 4 TV movies, 80 TV series episodes, a documentary on 4 MMA fighters and wrote some scenarios. I also produced two of my films with my company, DAIGORO FILMS. In July 2018, I shot in Los Angeles my 5th feature film "Darkness Falls", written by Giles Daoust and produced by Title Media, Lone Suspect & Koji Productions. Summer 2020, I shot "Dolorès, the curse of the red sweater", a series combining documentary and fiction (4X52 ') for Canal +. In 2021, I directed 4 episodes of the famous French television series "Munch". I am currently in post-production and I will start in September the preparation of another television series, "Astrid et Raphaëlle". At the same time, I am working on a few projects for platforms and TV channels, as on two feature films.

DARKNESS FALLS "the making of"

Directed by Juliette Armangau. My first American experience. 2.5 weeks of prep, 18 days of shooting, a great cast, a fantastic crew, a brillant director of photography, a amazing composer, no final cut but a great ride.

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