Jury Biography – Nicolas Duval
Inspired by the worlds of comics, graphics, cartoons, cinema and series, Nicolas DUVAL puts an original, aesthetic and daring touch to all his projects.
After starting out in television at the launch of the channel “TFou TV”, he then turned to the fields of music videos and advertising at “FISHEYE Film”, producer of his short film “PETER”.
In cinema, he was immediately noticed with his first crazy short film, “RAGINGBALL”. His first short film won the awards for best short film and best special effects at the HD FESTIVAL. He then directed his second short film “PETER”, a pilot respecting the magic of Régis LOISEL’s comics, which won the prize for best short film at the FESTIVAL DU FILM FANTASTIQUE DE PARIS.
He then created a company MADJINN Films with 3 associates, Eric GENDARME, Jules SITRUK and Hubert de KERANGAT and with whom he produced Jules SITRUK’s first film “WINDOWS”.
He also shot one of the first digital series of STUDIO + “URBAN JUNGLE”. This series won the prestigious award for best direction at LAWEBFEST in Los Angeles.
He worked on the development of the whole universe, the art direction, the casting of his first feature film “WHEN WE CRIED TO THE WOLF” (released in 2019 and finally directed by Marilou BERRY) produced by Thomas LANGMANN’s company “LA PETITE REINE” and Nicolas BARY’s PARTNERS
He also launched the hybrid series “SEVEN and ME” (“SEVEN NAINS AND ME” in French) by directing a pilot for the company “METHOD ANIMATION”. This series was the first French hybrid series, mixing live action and 3D. This series was a great success.
He also does supervision and manufacturing of special effects on prestigious series for TF1, CANAL +, M6… as for example GERMINAL for France 2 but also for the cinema.
At the end of 2019, he finally made all the sequences with the actor Gérard DEPARDIEU for the feature film “ME & MILOSEVTICTH” by a Kosovar author and producer Arben KASTRATITI.
With his sense of storytelling, he is currently developing several feature-length fiction projects, both comedy and action or thriller. As well as trendy series for platforms.