Director Biography – Lancelot Mingau


Lancelot Mingau
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Lancelot Mingau was raised by a mother who is a theater director and actress and a father who is a music producer. Lancelot Mingau has been immersed in the artistic world since his early childhood. Wishing to become an actor at his young age, Lancelot Mingau obtains a role in the film “La robe du soir” directe by Myriam Aziza at the age of fourteen. It was during this shooting that Lancelot fell in love to the director’s profession and wanted to become a director. Just after this first experience, ” vidéo Futur “, a Parisian video store franchise, employed Lancelot Mingau as a salesman. It was at this time that Lancelot nourished his cinematographic culture by discovering all kinds of films. Thanks to this job, Lancelot Mingau was able to acquire Mini Dv video equipment to shoot his first short films.

Not having attended film school, Lancelot Mingau directed his first professional project entitled “Destins croisés” during a competition on the end of the world, organized by the French channel « Arte ». In 2012, Lancelot then began producing and directing his first short film, entitled « In Live “, a film about television voyeurism with the participation of the César wining actor
“Bernard le Coq ».

Since the realization of his first projects, Lancelot Mingau has always wanted to be a self-taught director who feeds himself thanks to the different experiences he had on film sets. He then works from 2015 on the development of his second project entitled “A Silence”. A much more ambitious film, “The Symphony Orchestra of the 20th arrondissement”, “Radio France” and the “Guimet
Museum” are closely involved in the production of the film.
Wishing to offer an unusual evening around classical music, Lancelot Mingau formalized an exclusive partnership with the management of UGC in order to organize a unique screening of the film “Un Silence”. The symphony orchestra of the film then came to give an exceptional performance inside the theater before the screening of the film at “Ugc Ciné Cité Paris 19 ».

Afterwards, Lancelot Mingau is in charge of the réalisation of a musical clip for the pianist ” Nicolas Horvath “. For the needs of the project then in collaboration with ” Angenieux ” the team is entrusted with the creation of exclusive images of the prototype, ” 44-440 A2S Anamorphic ” from ” Angenieux “. The images were projected at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Cannes
Film Festival in 2016 during the Angenieux award ceremony.

Since 2018, Lancelot has been working on the development of his first feature film produced for the cinema, a psychological thriller in the hospital world. The same year, “Warner music group” and the label “Skin”, get in touch with Lancelot Mingau, for the realization of the first video clip of “Faby Perier” entitled “Mademoiselle” broadcast on television the same year.

At the end of 2019, Lancelot Mingau, writes, produces and directs “Inside” a closed-door psychological thriller about the madness of a man who believes he has insects living under his skin. The film is based on a real pathology which is the Ekbom syndrome. The film is being shown at UGC but for the first time at a screening open to the public on Halloween night.

At the beginning of 2022, following a trip to New York with his partner, Lancelot had the idea of making a short film over there, without a budget or a crew. After having found American actors on the spot, Lancelot shot the short film “At Last…” in only a day and a half, the story of a choice that could change the world. Afterwards, back in Paris, the film required 5 months of work on sound and image with his team, working in close collaboration between New York and Paris. The premiere of the film takes place once again at UGC in Paris. That evening, the pianist of the film “Nicolas Horvath” came to make an exceptional performance in the cinema after the projection on a piano lent for the occasion by Kawai France.

Today, Lancelot Mingau is actively working on the development and preparation of his first feature film as well as on other projects for film and television.


2022 : AT LAST

Production :​ Du lac production 

Country of production :​ France – USA

Synopsis : ​The weight of a choice is on a man’s shoulders. 10 years after Ben arrived in New York, he was sent there to make a big decision – At the end of his ten years, he only has one day left to make his choice. Choice that could concern all of us.

Credits : Cast : Jonathan Piteo, Julep Marie, Teena Sherpa. Producers : Pema Lhamu Sherpa, Lancelot Mingau. Voice-overs : Chaim Samuels, Mickaëlle Patier. Editor : Lancelot Mingau. Music Composer : Nicolas Horvath. Sound Mixer : Antoine Masson. Screenwriter : Lancelot Mingau. Directors of Photography : Lancelot Mingau, Ophélie Mingau. Sound Editor : Antoine Masson. Grader : Hugo Dubin. Sound design : Antoine Masson

Photos du Film © Du Lac production, 2022 – Poster © Ophélie Mingau, 2022