Nigeria, 2017

My first taste of filmmaking was through dance, namely the hip hop culture. I started at the age of 17, making videos of my crew. From then and all throughout my twenties, I was intimately involved in this culture – as a second-rate dancer, and mainly as a videographer.

Unexpectedly, this passion took me to more than thirty countries, from USA to South Korea, Brazil, China… I got the chance to shoot some of the world’s best dancers, and as well a number of hidden talents, in places like Sudan, Kyrgyzstan or El Salvador. I contributed to several niche online media (mainly Style2ouf.com) and shot videos for international dance events like IBE, R16 Korea, Red Bull BC One and Juste Debout.

The most noticed video I shot is probably “IBE Is Me” (2010), a 3 min fictional short film shot in France, The Netherlands and South Korea. It tells the rise of a young dancer and stars a number of dance legends, including Hong 10, Mennoh, Brahim, Neguin, Marcio, Niek…

Find below a selection of my favorite videos. Making these was my film school: I learnt how to shoot, how to interview, how to edit… And indeed, meeting all these dancers from all over the world, visiting all these places, dramatically widen my horizons.

“IBE Is Me”, 2010 – Directed with S. Venere

Meet in the Middle – How breakdancing brings people together
14 min short documentary, shot in Qatar
2015


B-Boy Lilou, dancer without borders
7 min portrait, shot in Nigeria
Media: Le Monde Afrique – 2017


Festival R16 Korea Opening video
Client: Cartel Creative – 2015


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