Mathieu Le Lay

Author and director inspired by nature and great outdoors, the work of Mathieu focuses on the theme of man and nature. His passion for cinema and nature guided him to perform a year of study at IFFCAM, the French wildlife film school, after he graduated in wildlife conservation at Salford university (UK).

Since 2008, he is directing films to tell stories about strong interactions between man and the wild environment. The documentary film genre allows him to stage his characters playing at their own role, adopting a more intimate approach when filming on the field.The personal aesthetic and evocative atmosphere in his visual style and cinematography are issues that he attaches great importance.

He directed 3 documentaries of 52 minutes for TV and won 21 awards in international festivals. He works also regularly as cinematographer for documentary series for Arte and France 5. He aims now to direct his first feature film.