Filmmaker, musician, photographer, animator, Yoann is a truly eclectic director, with a genuinely unique approach to everything he does. With barely 4 years directing under his belt, Yoann has already picked up 2 Gold Lions and 2 Bronze Lions at Cannes (for his Aids awareness viral), made an impressive UK debut with the charming Cadbury’s Twirl spot for Fallon and directed some of the most acclaimed music videos of recent years including ‘Born to die’ for internet sensation Lana Del Rey*.
Not content with limiting himself to filmmaking, Yoann is also the musician 'Woodkid', whose growing following for his electro-acoustic / folk / pop project has firmly propelled him into the popular limelight. He has performed to sell-out crowds throughout Europe and naturally been behind the camera on all three of his stunning & epic music videos.
Recently profiled in Shots and featured in Creativity’s 50, Yoann came to directing through the rather unlikely route of children’s book illustration and silk-screen printing. His often mythical & imaginative films have not surprisingly explored genres as diverse as sculpture, printing, music, collages…and even knitting (it’s a French thing).
* co-produced with Iconoclast