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January 2016:  French release of time-travelling thriller "HOUSE OF TIME" a film by Jonathan Helpert,
written by Jean Helpert and François Armanet, produced by Déborah Helpert.
Starring Pierre Deladonchamps, Julia Piaton, David Atrakchi, Julie Judd, Benjamin Wangermée,
Laura Boujenah, Maxime Dambrin, Esther Comar, Jochen Haegele, Pierre Marie Schneider...
ALANDRA FILMS, VISTALE Prod., LE CERCLE, GOOD LAP Prod.,  FILM FACTORY.

BEST FEATURE FILM, at Boulder International Film Festival 2016, USA
Newport Beach International Film Festival 2016, USA
Cleveland International Film Festival 2016, USA
Festival du Cinéma et Musique de Film de La Baule, 2015, France
Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême 2015, France

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June 2015: BEST FILM and BEST SCREENPLAY Awards for British-Thai drama-biopic "THE LAST EXECUTIONER"
  by Tom Waller, and BEST MUSIC SCORE NOMINEE, out of 6 Nominations, at the 30° SARASWATI ACADEMY AWARDS
('Tukata Tong' or Golden Doll Awards) Bangkok, Thailand.

"ASIAN FILM OF THE WEEK" for Sundance Channel Asia, June 7th 2015.


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April - May 2015:  US premiere of "THE LAST EXECUTIONER" at the Newport Beach International Film Festival, CA.
European premieres at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy; CimemAsia, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland; Manchester International Film Festival, U.K.
Film Market screening in Cannes.

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September - December 2014:  Composition, recording and production of the original music soundtrack of fantasy thriller "HOUSE OF TIME", directed by Jonathan Helpert. ALANDRA FILMS, Paris, France.

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June 2014:  World premiere of British-Thai biopic "THE LAST EXECUTIONER" directed by Tom Waller,
at 17° Shanghai International Film Festival, headed by Gong Li.
Golden Goblet and Best Actor Award for lead actor Vithaya Pansringarm (Cliquez ici)

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May 2014:
  67° Cannes Film Festival: "Off de Cannes", 9th edition award winner. 

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March -  April 2014:  Composition, recording and production of the original music soundtrack of British-Thai biopic
"THE LAST EXECUTIONER" directed by Tom Waller. De Warrenne Pictures Co. Ltd. Bangkok. (Cliquez ici)

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2012:  Arrangements, orchestrations, additional composition and recording of symphonic poems
"MAROUN"
and "MAGNIFICAT". Music and lyrics by Soeur Marie Keyrouz.
Recorded in Beyrouth, Lebanon and Paris, France.

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2011:  International Film Festival tour for Thai thriller "MINDFULNESS and MURDER" by Tom Waller,
De Warrenne Pictures Co. Ltd. Bangkok. (Click here)

3 Awards at ThrillSpy International Film Festival, Washington D.C. USA, October 2010:
Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography

Udine Far East Film Festival, Italy; Crime & Punishment Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey;  Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt; International Film Festival Spirit of Fire, Siberia
Bali International Film Festival, Indonesia;  Singafest Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles;  Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden; etc.

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October 2011:  « Festival du Court Métrage : Sur Les Pas de Mon Oncle » jury member, with Ariel Zeitoun, president, Alexandre Charlet, Charlotte Vincent, Fabien Dubois, Marion Klotz, Laura Wandel, Caroline Thivel et Nanou Garcia.
October 14 to 16, Saint Maur des Fossés, France.

April 2011:  « Festival de Courts Métrages de Rambouillet : Courts dans la forêt » jury member, with Bruno Chiche, president, Alexandre Charlot, Gérard Rinaldi, Muriel Combeau, Fabrice Maruca et Benoit Gourley.
April 29, 30, Rambouillet, France.

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February 2011:  Creation in Beyrouth, Lebanon, of the symphonic poem: "MAROUN", commissioned by Sister Marie Keyrouz, soprano. Arrangements, orchestrations and additional composition. Oriental melodies and lyrics by Soeur Marie Keyrouz.  

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October 2010:  Composition and production of the music soundtrack of "LES P'TITS LU" 
a short film by Anne Sophie Salles. Satourne Productions, Les Armateurs. (Click here)


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August - September 2010:  Composition and production of the original music soundtrack of British-Thai thriller:
"MINDFULNESS and MURDER" directed by Tom Waller. De Warrenne Pictures Co. Ltd. Bangkok. (Click here)

3 Awards at ThrillSpy International Film Festival, Washington D.C. USA, October 2010:
Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography.

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March 2010:  OSCARS® 2010: « FRENCH ROAST » is nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD® in the
Best Animated Short Film category. (Click here)

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The Nominees are...      
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  The Hollywood Kodak Theatre stage. 
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Heading for the 82nd Oscar Night®...

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2008 thru 2011:  Airing on French TV networks Canal+, France 3, France 5 of 26 x 26' TV animated show:
« LOULOU DE MONTMARTRE » 
written by Jean Helpert, Françoise Boublil and Olivier Dehors, directed by Patrick Claeys.
The ultimate romantic saga about a young orphan, ballet dancer, in Paris 1900.

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March 2010:  Jury member of first « FESTIVAL DU FILM MERVEILLEUX »
March 24th to 27th, Paris, France.

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2010: Production of the soundtrack albums « THRU THE MOEBIUS STRIP » and « LOULOU DE MONTMARTRE ». Composition and production of a solo album project.

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2009: Short film « FRENCH ROAST » wins SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Fest (Best in Show Award).
Audience Award - 3rd Voix d'Etoiles (France), 2008
Best Animation - 21st Foyle Film Festival (Ireland), 2008
Best Animated Short Film - 33rd Atlanta Film Festival (USA), 2009
Best Art Direction, Jury Award - 17th Anima Mundi (Brazil), 2009
Honorable Mention - 7th Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival (Puerto Rico), 2009
Honorary Mention - Prix Ars Electronica: International Competition for CyberArts (Austria), 2009
Best Animation - Animanima: International Animation Festival (Serbia), 2009
Best Animation - Anima: Festival Internacional de Animación de Córdoba (Argentina), 2009
2nd Prize - ArtFutura Show - 3D Futura Show (Spain), 2009
Best Professional Film - Bradford Animation Festival (UK), 2009
José Abel Prize - Cinanima: Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação (Portugal), 2009
Audience Award - Leeds International Film Festival (UK), 2009
Best 3D Character Design - ViewFest Digital Movie Festival (Italy), 2009
Best Animated Film - Ballston Spa Film Festival (USA), 2009
RTP2 | ONDA CURTA Award - MONSTRA Festival (Lisboa, Portugal), 2010 (...)
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March 2009: Music composition and production for « SOUS LE FARD », a short film by Maud Ferrari, starring Frédérique Bel, Joyce Bibring, and Nicky Marbot.

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With Maud Ferrari, presenting « SOUS LE FARD » at the 13th Alpe d'Huez International Film Festival, January 2010.

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June 2009: Series of lectures about film scoring at the Central University
of Venezuela, the Bolivar Films studios, and the Merida Symposium of Esthetics and Cinema, 
La Fabrica Audiovisual, upon invitation of Yves de Bujadoux and the French Embassy in Caracas.

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Recording sessions in Bratislava with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.


(Pictures from "Typiquement Slovaque", a documentary produced by LGM Production).

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January 2009: At the 12th Alpe d'Huez International Film Festival, presenting « FRENCH ROAST »,
with Omar Sy and Fred Testot.

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October2008: DVD French release of « LE RUBAN DE MOEBIUS » a.k.a. « THRU THE MOEBIUS STRIP », based on Jean Giraud Moebius art work. Gaumont Columbia Tristar Home Video.

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 July 2008: Music composition and production of the original soundtrack of « FRENCH ROAST » a 3D animated short film by Fabrice O. Joubert. Pumpkin Factory.(Click here)

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2007: Composition, recording and production of 8h30 of music for the animated 26 x 26' saga for France TV and RAI: 
« LOULOU DE MONTMARTRE », written by Jean Helpert, Françoise Boublil and Olivier Dehors, directed by Patrick Claeys, 
The ultimate romantic saga about a young orphan, ballet dancer, in Paris 1900.

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Recording of the string quintet and the winds : Sarah Nemtanu, 1st Violin ; Lyodoh Kaneko, 2nd Violin ; Vincent Aucante, Viola ; Cyrille Lacrouts, Cello ; Philippe Noharet, Double Bass ; Alain Menard, Flutes ; Laurent Hacquard, Oboe ; Basile Bratos, Clarinets ; Vincent Charrier, Piano.


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At Val d'Orge studio, with Jean Taxis, conducting the orchestra from the booth.

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June 2007: Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Lecture about scoring for animated pictures, at the "Carrefour de la Creation".

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With Jean Giraud-Moebius and Arnie Wong, lecturing during the 2006 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

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From December 2006 to Mars 2007: Film Scoring Classes at the National Conservatory of Reims, and showcase of the students works during the closing ceremony of the "Rencontres Internationales de Television de Reims".

This workshop was supported by the Cultural Division of SACEM, and is part of a teaching program led by the French Union of Film Composers (UCMF), aimed at improving the art of film composing, among composers as well as directors.

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Bratislava TTMS Sessions

With Anthony Neoh, producer ; Jana Pastorkova, soprano ; Peter Breiner, conductor and Jason Magnus, music supervisor, 
in Bratislava, during the music recording sessions of the movie "THRU THE MOEBIUS STRIP",
GDC Entertainment (Hong Kong), Fantastic Films International (USA).


Recording sessions in Bratislava with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
and the Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Peter Breiner, conductor.

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