↑ B-Boy Lilou – Nigeria 2017

My first contact with videomaking was through B-Boying, in 2005. I started dancing at the age of 17 and, from this time and throughout my twenties, I became intimately involved in the culture, as a second-rate dancer, and mainly as a videographer.

I contributed to various online media outlets including Style2ouf, Prodance.tv, Red Bull Media House – and shot videos for international dance events like IBE, R16 Korea and Juste Debout. Unexpectedly, this passion took me to 35 countries. I made videos with some of the world’s best dancers, and also with hidden talents in places like El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan or Sudan.

The most noticed video I shot is probably “IBE Is Me” in 2010, a fiction short film promoting international dance event The Notorious IBE, telling the rise of a young dancer. It stars a number of dance legends, including Hong 10, Brahim, Neguin, Marcio, Niek, Menno, Benji, Lamine, Archad, Lil G, Free… Co-produced with Sylvain Venere, it was inspired from a Guy Ritchie commercial and filmed in “pov” mode. (A number of dance sequences were shot before the release of the first GoPro, which was a technical challenge at that time!) You can watch it here.

Busy with my current work, I haven’t shot anything since 2017, but I hope to continue one day.

IBE Festival 2010 promo clip
3 min short film, shot in France, Holland & Korea.
Co-directed with S. Venere – 2010

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

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