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Sylvain Chomet is a Director, Scriptwriter, Editor and Sound French born on 10 november 1963 at Maisons-Laffitte (France)

Sylvain Chomet

Sylvain Chomet
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Nationality France
Birth 10 november 1963 (59 years) at Maisons-Laffitte (France)

Sylvain Chomet (born 1963) is a French comic writer, animator and film director.

Biography

Il décroche son baccalauréat arts plastiques en 1982 puis, en 1984, il s'inscrit à l'École supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré section stylisme et expression visuelle. Il abandonne en cours d'année et part alors pour Angoulême, où il est diplômé de l'École supérieure de l'image en 1987.

L'année précédente, il publiait sa première bande dessinée Le Secret des libellules (Futuropolis) puis en collaboration avec Nicolas de Crécy, il sort une adaptation du premier roman de Victor Hugo, Bug-Jargal.

Il part ensuite pour l'Angleterre où il réalise quelques spots publicitaires en free lance (Renault, Swissair, Swinton...) puis, de retour en France, il réalise le clip vidéo Ça va, ça va pour le groupe vocal TSF.

Il s'attaque ensuite au scénario de Le Pont dans la vase (Glénat), dessiné par Hubert Chevillard puis de Léon la came (Casterman), avec Nicolas de Crécy.

En 1991, il entame la production de La Vieille Dame et les Pigeons avec la collaboration de Nicolas de Crécy aux décors. Il part ensuite pour le Canada et termine son film en 1996. Il reçoit plusieurs prix dont le Cristal du court métrage au festival d'Annecy et une nomination aux oscars pour le Meilleur court métrage d'animation.

En 2003 sort Les Triplettes de Belleville, son premier long métrage qui lui aussi reçoit une nomination aux oscars dans deux catégories (« Meilleur film d'animation » et « Meilleure chanson originale », musique de Benoît Charest interprétée par Matthieu Chedid). En 2004, il ouvre son propre studio d'animation à Édimbourg en Écosse, le studio Django.

À la sortie des Triplettes de Belleville, Nicolas De Crécy accuse Chomet de plagiat, expliquant que cela met fin à toute collaboration entre les deux hommes.

En 2005, il passe à la caméra en réalisant, pour le film Paris, je t'aime, le court métrage 7e arrondissement (tour Eiffel) : « J'aurais bien voulu tourner dans le 14e arrondissement, mais au final, j'ai tourné dans le 7e arrondissement, dont personne ne semblait vouloir. C'est vrai que la Tour Eiffel n'est pas facile à cadrer, mais j'ai trouvé ça très intéressant ».

Depuis, il a produit et réalisé à Édimbourg L'Illusionniste, basé sur un script inachevé de Jacques Tati et Henri Marquet. Tati a écrit le manuscrit de L'Illusionniste comme lettre personnelle à sa fille aliénée.

En mars 2014, il réalise un couchgag (le dernier gag du générique, changeant à chaque épisode) pour la série américaine Les Simpson.

Sylvain Chomet se lance dans un nouveau projet : Les Triplettes de Belleville dans Go Ouest, un spectacle musical adapté du film d'animation Les Triplettes de Belleville. Il en est l'auteur, le metteur en scène et le co-compositeur. Il signe également la musique en collaboration avec Dada et Franck Monbaylet. La tournée a lieu en octobre 2014.

Best films

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
(Director)
The Illusionist (2010)
(Director)

Usually with

Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
(1 films)
Tom Tykwer
Tom Tykwer
(1 films)
Wes Craven
Wes Craven
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sylvain Chomet (6 films)

Display filmography as list

Director

The Thousand Miles
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Genres Adventure, Animation

In 1950s Italy, a middle-aged Count goes on a magical odyssey through his past whilst he takes part in one of the world's most prestigious car races: le Mille Miglia.
Attila Marcel, 1h46
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films, Piano, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont, Hélène Vincent, Luis Rego, Fanny Touron
Rating69% 3.4968853.4968853.4968853.4968853.496885
Paul, jeune pianiste virtuose de 33 ans amateur de chouquettes, vit avec ses deux tantes aristocrates, Annie et Anna, qui tiennent un cours de danse dont il est le pianiste attitré. Il est muet depuis l’âge de deux ans, où il a vu ses parents, Anita et Marcel, mourir devant lui.
The Illusionist, 1h17
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Political films, Children's films
Actors Jean-Claude Donda, Jacques Tati, Didier Gustin, Raymond Mearns
Rating74% 3.747933.747933.747933.747933.74793
The story is set in 1959 and is told with only a few brief snatches of dialogue, much of it in Gaelic. A down-on-his-luck illusionist (known by his stage name, "Tatischeff") watches his popularity and employment in Paris dry up. He packs his meager belongings and props, including an ill-tempered white rabbit, and moves to London. There he finds himself as the irrelevant act following a popular rock band. Despite his wounded pride, he adopts a nothing-to-lose attitude and continues plying his trade at yet smaller gatherings in bars, cafés, and private parties.
The Triplets of Belleville, 1h18
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Vieillesse, Cycling films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Matthieu Chedid, Suzy Falk, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin
Rating76% 3.8474253.8474253.8474253.8474253.847425
The story focuses on Madame Souza, an elderly woman raising her young grandson, Champion. Souza notices her grandson is sad and lonely, hinted as due to the loss of his parents, so she first tries to get him interested in the piano. When this fails, she buys him a puppy named Bruno to cheer him up. Although he is initially happy, he quickly becomes melancholic once again. After discovering that Champion has a keen interest in road bicycle racing, because it is implied that Champion's deceased parents were bicyclists, she buys him a tricycle. Years later, Champion becomes a professional cyclist with Souza as his coach.
The Old Lady and the Pigeons, 24minutes
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Vieillesse, Films about birds
Rating77% 3.892273.892273.892273.892273.89227
An emaciated Parisian policeman discovers an old lady who feeds pigeons in the park excessively. After having a nightmare ending in giant pigeon-men pecking at his stomach, the policeman constructs a pigeon mask, which he wears to the old lady's home. She welcomes him inside and, despite his rude behavior, allows him to gorge himself. As weeks pass, the policeman grows increasingly fat. As he goes up flights of stairs to the woman's home each day, he passes a maid sweeping the floor.

Scriptwriter

The Thousand Miles
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Genres Adventure, Animation
Roles Story

In 1950s Italy, a middle-aged Count goes on a magical odyssey through his past whilst he takes part in one of the world's most prestigious car races: le Mille Miglia.
Attila Marcel, 1h46
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films, Piano, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont, Hélène Vincent, Luis Rego, Fanny Touron
Rating69% 3.4968853.4968853.4968853.4968853.496885
Paul, jeune pianiste virtuose de 33 ans amateur de chouquettes, vit avec ses deux tantes aristocrates, Annie et Anna, qui tiennent un cours de danse dont il est le pianiste attitré. Il est muet depuis l’âge de deux ans, où il a vu ses parents, Anita et Marcel, mourir devant lui.
The Illusionist, 1h17
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Political films, Children's films
Actors Jean-Claude Donda, Jacques Tati, Didier Gustin, Raymond Mearns
Roles Adaptation
Rating74% 3.747933.747933.747933.747933.74793
The story is set in 1959 and is told with only a few brief snatches of dialogue, much of it in Gaelic. A down-on-his-luck illusionist (known by his stage name, "Tatischeff") watches his popularity and employment in Paris dry up. He packs his meager belongings and props, including an ill-tempered white rabbit, and moves to London. There he finds himself as the irrelevant act following a popular rock band. Despite his wounded pride, he adopts a nothing-to-lose attitude and continues plying his trade at yet smaller gatherings in bars, cafés, and private parties.
The Triplets of Belleville, 1h18
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Vieillesse, Cycling films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Matthieu Chedid, Suzy Falk, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin
Roles Author
Rating76% 3.8474253.8474253.8474253.8474253.847425
The story focuses on Madame Souza, an elderly woman raising her young grandson, Champion. Souza notices her grandson is sad and lonely, hinted as due to the loss of his parents, so she first tries to get him interested in the piano. When this fails, she buys him a puppy named Bruno to cheer him up. Although he is initially happy, he quickly becomes melancholic once again. After discovering that Champion has a keen interest in road bicycle racing, because it is implied that Champion's deceased parents were bicyclists, she buys him a tricycle. Years later, Champion becomes a professional cyclist with Souza as his coach.
The Old Lady and the Pigeons, 24minutes
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Vieillesse, Films about birds
Roles Writer
Rating77% 3.892273.892273.892273.892273.89227
An emaciated Parisian policeman discovers an old lady who feeds pigeons in the park excessively. After having a nightmare ending in giant pigeon-men pecking at his stomach, the policeman constructs a pigeon mask, which he wears to the old lady's home. She welcomes him inside and, despite his rude behavior, allows him to gorge himself. As weeks pass, the policeman grows increasingly fat. As he goes up flights of stairs to the woman's home each day, he passes a maid sweeping the floor.

Editor

The Illusionist, 1h17
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Political films, Children's films
Actors Jean-Claude Donda, Jacques Tati, Didier Gustin, Raymond Mearns
Roles Editor
Rating74% 3.747933.747933.747933.747933.74793
The story is set in 1959 and is told with only a few brief snatches of dialogue, much of it in Gaelic. A down-on-his-luck illusionist (known by his stage name, "Tatischeff") watches his popularity and employment in Paris dry up. He packs his meager belongings and props, including an ill-tempered white rabbit, and moves to London. There he finds himself as the irrelevant act following a popular rock band. Despite his wounded pride, he adopts a nothing-to-lose attitude and continues plying his trade at yet smaller gatherings in bars, cafés, and private parties.

Sound

The Illusionist, 1h17
Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Political films, Children's films
Actors Jean-Claude Donda, Jacques Tati, Didier Gustin, Raymond Mearns
Roles Music
Rating74% 3.747933.747933.747933.747933.74793
The story is set in 1959 and is told with only a few brief snatches of dialogue, much of it in Gaelic. A down-on-his-luck illusionist (known by his stage name, "Tatischeff") watches his popularity and employment in Paris dry up. He packs his meager belongings and props, including an ill-tempered white rabbit, and moves to London. There he finds himself as the irrelevant act following a popular rock band. Despite his wounded pride, he adopts a nothing-to-lose attitude and continues plying his trade at yet smaller gatherings in bars, cafés, and private parties.