2017: Patrick Maus, Gigi Ledron, Michaël Terraz, Laure Maloisel
Make your dreams come true! This could be Gigi Ledron’s motto. She created her first musical trio “Le Gigi’s Trio” while still a student at the prestigious jazz school: Le CIM. Then she turned to the big band with the Big Band “Les Années Swing” which performed at the Petit Journal Montparnasse.
It is for the search of strong sensations that she turns to the comedy, almost “by chance”. Trained by Sarah Eigermann, Scott Williams or Jordan Beswick, she has been seen on different stages (Avignon, Le Lavoir Moderne Parisien) in musical theater shows, notably with the Cie Les Négropolitains. In the theater, she was applauded in a play about the genocide in Rwanda, Dieu Venge l’Innocent en silence, at the Théâtre de Ménilmontant. In 2104, she played Martine, the pushy businesswoman in Isabelle Grolier’s comedy Le bonheur au travail at the Comédie Contrescarpe. Since 2015, she plays Hélène in the play ” Un mariage est si vite arrivé ” by Laurence Bru at the Feux de la rampe and on tour in France and abroad since.
In the cinema, we could see her in A Mighty Heart by Michael Winterbottom, Le Nom des Gens by Michel Leclerc or 9 Months Farm by Albert Dupontel and on television in Mafiosa by Eric Rochant as well as in Alice Nevers directed by Rene Manzor. Recently, she has enjoyed acting in the humor series QI – Season 2 and 3 by Olivier de Plas and Engrenages – Season 5 by Nicolas Guicheteau, the Webseries for Arte, Persuasive by Harold Varango where she plays a woman devoted to her son who is having a hard time…
She has also written a musical/film show ” Joséphine, Reine de cœur “, about the committed woman that was the artist Joséphine Baker. In search of production.
Laure Maloisel. Trained at the Conservatoire du 8ème arrondissement in Paris and then with John Strasberg, Laure began her career in the theater in shows for young audiences. She alternates between classical and contemporary roles: recently, she played the role of Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Paris or the role of the cat in Puss in Boots at the 2015 Avignon Festival and during a tour abroad.
In cinema, she acted in several independent feature films including Article 23 (2012) and La vie rêvée de David L. (2014); for television in Voici venir l’orage by Nina Companeez and in the series Chefs by Arnaud de Malherbe; and in many short films including Mecs Meufs by Liam Engle and On s’est fait doubler by Nicolas Ramade, currently in festivals.
In parallel to her artistic projects, Laure is training in forum theater and conducts sessions in social centers, community centers or in prisons… Her desire is to use theater as a tool for social connection, an artistic way to engage in debate and to question our society.
Patrick Maus, founder and general manager of CINE FAC (1998), specialized in the diffusion and promotion of cinema among students (organization of previews, screenings, meetings with talents, conferences, training workshops, script contests, production of short films, …). Founder (2005) and director of the Festival des Nouveaux Cinémas, a free international festival of digital short films organized in Ile de France, followed by screenings throughout France and abroad.
Born in 1976 in Switzerland, Michaël Terraz first studied architecture, then design and in particular jewelry at the École d’Art de La Chaux-de-Fonds. During his studies, he was fascinated by photography. He learns photography “the old fashioned way”, everything manual, development and printing in the laboratory.
In 2001, he decided to return to his first love, drawing and more particularly comics. He was accepted at the École Professionnelle des Arts Contemporains in the comic strip/illustration section from which he graduated with honors. He then became a watch designer for a few years.
Co-founder of Editions de l’Octopode, he publishes and edits his first two books: Le Troglodyte au Supermarché and Jardin in which he presents, among others, photography, graphic design and several drawing works. These publications are followed by a series of exhibitions in Switzerland and France.
Active as a cartoonist, scriptwriter, illustrator, photographer, graphic designer, he participates in numerous projects, including a dozen collective publications for organizations such as Amnesty International, Stop Sida, SOS Racisme… with, among others, Zep, Enki Bilal, Moebius, Rosinski, etc.
Always with the aim of broadening his vision, his skills and his approach to the image, sequential or not, he makes his imagination travel by using and mixing various techniques of realization. Convinced that directing in comics or cinema requires acting, he takes acting classes in Paris.
At the same time, he cultivates eclecticism by taking piano and singing lessons from a very young age. He sings, plays and composes for the pop/rock/funck band “P’tit déj” for 10 years. In 1999, a first maxi is released Premier toast. In 2002, a first album Un monde meilleur. He plays concerts in Switzerland and France.
He then passed the auditions to join the New Gospel Family in Paris, which gave him the opportunity to perform on the stage of the Zenith in Paris, the Olympia, etc..
In 2003, he was awarded the 3rd prize in the Rotary Club La Suisse existe comic strip contest at the Sierre International Comics Festival.
In 2003, he directed his first 13-minute documentary on the famous cartoonist Gzergorz Rosinski for Swiss television Canal 9.
In 2004, he was awarded an artist’s grant allowing him to live in the Le Corbusier studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris for one year.
In 2006, he received the “GRAND”. Grand prix de la création graphique Suisse.
In 2007, he takes a training course in screenwriting for the cinema in Paris.
In 2009, he publishes and edits a new art book on the theme Garden which gives rise, in 2010, to a large exhibition at the prestigious Villa Bernasconi in Geneva.
In 2010, he exhibited his photographic work from Paris to Limoges or in Switzerland. He is selected for the International Festival of the Environmental Image in Paris.
In 2010, he illustrates with about thirty watercolors the documentary Romain Gary, le roman du double, directed by Philippe Kohly for France 2, Arte, Gallimard.
In 2013, he worked on his first short film, L’Héritage, a fantastic and poetic tale of 23 minutes mixing live action and animation. (17 Awards including Best International Short Film at the 2013 Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival, or Best Music at the 2013 Jerry Goldsmith Awards and numerous selections and other nominations internationally).
In March 2016 he finished his new film, Le Goût des Choux de Bruxelles, a 20′ comedy with Jean-Luc Bideau, Joséphine Derenne, Pauline Lefèvre and Nicky Naudé (Already awarded several times including: best direction award, best film award, best actor, best editing, best screenplay, etc.).
Today Michaël lives in Paris and is working on the release of his new film, Le goût des choux de Bruxelles, as well as writing his first feature film, ELVIS. He is also developing a short animation format, Ernest ou les tribulations d’une femme préhistorique, working on the writing of a digital series, Amphitryon and his first novel Oscar Branivel et l’Ile des Désirs will be released in 2018.