Just graduated from Les Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2001, Nicolas Boone directed shootings/performances, “films for once” without any recording system: his work constantly stands between direction and video recording –when, sometimes, the “simple” act of shooting makes the film itself. His work takes various forms: series (BUP, 2007/2008), feature film (codirected with Olivier Bosson: 200%, 2013), short films –sometimes gathered together to compose a whole program (Les Dépossédés, 2012).
The Vivo Art Center, in Vancouver, presented a complete retrospective of Nicolas Boone’s work in 2011. His films were selected in many international film festivals, and often awarded, such as Bailu Dream (2013; shown in IFFRotterdam, in IndiesLisoa and in IFFJeonju this year) and Hillbrow (2014), selected in FID Marseille (France), the IFF Indies in Sao Paulo (Brazil), the IFF in Clermont-Ferrand (France), the IFF Entrevue in Belfort (France), where it received 3 awards (Audience, One+One and Camira Prizes), the Festival du Nouveau Cinema/FNC in Montreal (Canada), where it received the grand prize (Loup argenté). In France, it also received the Grand Prize “Scribe du cinema” in 2014. In 2015, Nicolas Boone directed Psalm, a 50 minutes long film shot in Senegal. STAGE39 is his new movie, will come out very soon!