Laurent joined the team of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 1995 after studying English Literature and Translation at Université Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand) and Goldsmiths College (London). He was main programmer for the International Competition (1998-2017) and curated several major retrospectives. Laurent created Euro Connection coproduction forum for shorts in 2009, which resulted in the completion of 100 films so far. He acquired training as a filmmaker through continuing education at La fémis (Film Directing, 2009) and Les Gobelins (Storyboard & Stop Motion Animation, 2017). Together with Chilean director Luis Briceño, he wrote and directed his debut stop motion short AMERIGO AND THE NEW WORLD, released end of 2019. He is currently developing a political story in live action, and a sci-fi project in a nearly extinct language.
AMERIGO AND THE NEW WORLD was written and directed together with Luis Briceño.
I recently joined Court-Jus Productions as associate producer.