Philippe André

Philippe André

Director at Independent Films
London, United Kingdom

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Philippe Andre is an international director with a unique talent for balancing memorable performances, original art direction, and stunning special effects. His initial foray into directing began at film school in Paris making music documentaries, which later led to video commissions for the Museum of Modern Art and The Centre Pompidou. His music videos have screened at the American Cinémathèque in Hollywood and have won many awards, like the Victoire de la Musique (Paris), the Cad’s, Brit’s and Mobo’s (UK). He has worked with such artists as Placebo, All Saints, Morcheeba, Faithless, Dido, Youssou N’dour, Hooverphonic, and Ute Lemper.

In commercials, Philippe is a multi-awarded director (Cannes Lions, International Festival of Creativity, London International Advertising Awards, and New York Festival TV Advertising Awards). His Peugeot 407 “Toys” spot won twenty international awards and was the fourth most awarded spot in the world in the Gunn Report. He has also directed spots for Orange, Dell, McDonalds, Persil, Samsung. Nissan, and Lycra, amongst others. Philippe’s Christmas spot for Marks and Spencer, “Follow the Fairies”, was voted best Christmas ad of 2014 by Campaign readers. His spot for Lycra, “Lycra Moves You”, was awarded a Pencil at the D&AD Awards, 2015, and a Silver Award for Best CGI at the BTAA Craft Awards, 2014.

Philippe’s short film, “Delicate Gravity”, released at the Cannes Film Festival 2013, earned Jury Awards and the Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest and was shortlisted at the academy awards for the Oscars 2014. He has also co-written two English-language features: “The Briefest Second” and “Starless”, currently in development.

Positions

Director
Los Angeles, United States
Director
La Plaine Saint Denis, France
A true international director, Philippe André splits his time between Paris, London and LA.Before learning the tools of the trade at the ESRA film school, Philippe studied music at the Paris Conservatory, an education that he still uses today to find his heady soundtracks. He began his career directing short films and designing logos for the Museum of Modern Art and the Pompidou Center in Paris.In the 90’s he directed many award winning music videos for such artists Placebo, All Saints, Texas, Youssou’n’Dour, Morcheeba, Dido and Faithless in the UK, Roger Sanchez in the US and Ute Lemper, Alain Souchon, Chamfort, Emilie Simon and Zazie in France. Many of his music videos have been shown at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood.Commercials quickly followed with such hits as the Peugeot 407 Toys for BETC, which won over 20 awards worldwide including a Gold Lion in Cannes and films for Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Persil (Silver Lion), Airtel (Bronze Lion), Orange and others.His two short films The Rope and Song To Say Goodbye traveled the world in film festivals. The Rope won for Best Narrative and Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle Film Festival.Philippe has a unique talent for mixing great actor direction, stunning special effects and a tune that will keep you humming long after the spot is over. Philippe is working on his first feature film.www.philippe-andre.com 
Executive Creative Director
Wellington, New Zealand

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