Aurélien Mathieu & Samir Mokeddem

About the Filmmaker

Aurélien Mathieu (born in 1988 in Annecy) is a French film director, screenwriter and photographer. He studied at the ESRA Film School in Paris.

After graduating from high school, he settled in Paris in order to study at ESRA cinema school. There he directed his first short-film “Le facteur humain” at 19 years-old. Then he got into an apprenticeship at EuropaCorp TV where he focused on fiction alongside Kyan Khojandi. He experienced several positions to get an insight of all the jobs necessary to make a film.

At 24 he founded his own digital production company (Closed Nowadays) with the help of 3 associates, for which he directed several web commercials, music videos and corporate films.  At that same time, he made a career in Lego toy photography under Shobrick’s pseudonym. As the pictures went viral and made millions of views, Warner Bros U.S. commissioned him to promote the “Star Wars” Lego video game. He also published a book Lego Dino at Glénat Editions.

In 2018 and 2019, he directed two short-movies which ended finalists at the Nikon Film Festival. Both were well received by famous French directors and by the press. He is currently finishing the script of his first long feature film.

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