Director Biography – Laen Sanches

Come and meet Laen Sanches, one of the directors selected for the 13th Edition of the Festival du film Merveilleux et Imaginaire.

Laen Sanches

Born in 1972, in France. Laen Sanches is a French filmmaker and multidisciplinary creative based in Amsterdam. He studied applied arts and has a postgraduate diploma in producing and directing animated films. After starting his career in the special effects industries in Paris and L.A., he returned to Europe to expand into art direction and motion graphics. Laen has received international recognition for both his commercial and personal work, most notably ‘Miss Daisy Cutter’. Today, he freelances as a creative and motion director for international communications agencies and global brand, while producing and directing personal projects.

Film in competition – PLSTC

Synopsis: Welcome to the world of PLSTC, an undersea dystopia that submerges you in the disturbing reality of plastic pollution. Through a series of graphically confronting AI-generated and hand-composited images, this animated film confronts you with the devastating consequences of our habits on marine life and leaves you gasping for breath.

Year: 2022

Runtime: 1’37

Production: Laen Sanches

Country: France

Language: No dialogues


  • Director, Script, Graphic design, Animation, Editing, Special effects: Laen Sanches.
  • Music: Premium Production Tracks provided by Pond5.
  • Sound design : Magnus Monfeldt, Nick Smith.
  • Sound editing: Stainless Sound