Filmmaker, musician, photographer, animator, Yoann is a truly eclectic director, with a genuinely unique approach to everything he does. With barely 3 years directing under his belt, Yoann has already picked up 2 Gold Lions and 2 Bronze Lions at Cannes (for his Aids awareness viral), made an impressive UK debut with the charming Cadbury’s Twirl spot for Fallon and recently shot the stunning ‘Born to die’ promo for internet sensation Lana Del Rey*.
Not content with limiting himself to filmmaking, Yoann is also a musician with a growing following for his electro-acoustic / folk / pop project ‘Woodkid’. He is currently recording his second EP and recently directed the epically beautiful ‘Iron’ promo for the first single off his debut album.
Recently profiled in Shots and featured in Creativity’s 50, Yoann came to directing through the rather unlikely route of children’s book illustration and silk-screen printing. His often witty & imaginative films have not surprisingly explored genres as diverse as sculpture, printing, music, collages…and even knitting (it’s a French thing).
* co-produced with Iconoclast