Pierre Caillet - Composer and Sound Designer
Pierre starts learning piano at 7, but several years will be necessary before he discovers his true passion, composing films soundtracks.
After several years in the Musicology University of Lyon, he settles in Paris in 1994 to study composition in the CIM. Besides, he learns about technical aspects of musical computing and studio work within several production studios. He completes his training in the Schola Cantorum, winning the orchestration prize.
He founds his own recording studio in 2001, where he can carefully designs his musical creations.
He composes music for documentaries, films, commercials, for the cinema and TV.
Awarded for his work on Edmond was a donkey, he currently composes the music of In Deep Waters.
web site : www.pierre-caillet.fr
Jérémy Clapin - Director
Jérémy Clapin gets his degree in Paris ENSAD in 1999. He works since then in various fields : art direction, illustrator for editors and magazines, animator and independent director for commercials.
In 2004, he directs his first animation short film, A Backbone Tale, which wins about fifteen international awards.
In 2008, Skhizein, his second film, is nominated for the french CÉSAR, short-listed for the OSCARS and wins more than 80 awards in festivals.
Since then, he directs several commercials (SNCF, CITROEN), as well as a the Good vibrations short film for ACME filmworks.
Palmipedarium is his third film and has already won several international awards.
web site : www.muiye.com
Gilles Cuvelier - Director
Born in Lille, France, Gilles Cuvelier has been drawing all his life. First interested in drawing comics, he discovers animation films and the enthusiasm brought by this art form has not left him since then.
After an Arts school in Roubaix, Gilles Cuvelier seize the opportunity to join the first DMA in animation in France. He then successfully enter the Gobelins animation school in Paris.
He has worked on many successful animation films from the “Films du Nord” studio. He's been working as a designer, storyboarder and assistant to the director on Arnaud Demuynck's Signes de Vie, animator and assistant to the director on Cecilia Marreiros Marim's Bonhommes, and so on. He provides teaching courses on animation technics à Roubaix ESAAT, since 2002.
In 2004, he makes his first short film, Din (Chahut in french), who has been extremely successful in festivals and was broadcast on the Arte channel. He's one of the founders of the the Train Train Studio.
Love Patate. is his second film, awarded several times and screened in Cannes and in Clermont-Ferrand.
Gilles currently works on several feature film projects.
Franck Dion - Director
Born in Versailles, Franck Dion makes good use of his talent in multiple areas. He works with editors and magazines, designs sets for theatres plays and animations for documentary films.
In 2003, he directs his first animation short film, the Phantom Inventory, which wins, the following year, the Junior Jury Canal J Prize in the Annecy Festival, as well as being nominated to the “Cartoons of gold”.
His second short film, Mister COK, produced in 2008, earns many awards and is screened in more than a hundred festivals around the world including the famouse Sundance Film Festival.
Edmond was a donkey, produced in 2012, is his third film. It has won around 30 international awards, including the Special Jury Prize in Annecy and the Best International Film in Tokyo Short Short. It has been nominated for the Cesar of the Best Animation Film and won the Gemeau for the Best Animation Show in 2013.
web site : www.franckdion.net
Sarah Van Den Boom - Director
Sarah Van den Boom once hesitated between theatre, classical vocals, danse and illustration, finally finding some sort of convergence between all these interests in animation.
She studied in the Met workshop of Penninghen and then at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. She got her degree in 2000, then worked on her first professional short film Novecento, pianist.
She then worked as an animator, assistant, or character designer on several movies or animated series and then directed several commercials for Acme Filmworks in Hollywood.
In 2006, she created the production company Papy3D in association with her husband Richard Van den Boom, three french directors: Gilles Cuvelier, Franck Dion, and Jeremy Clapin, as well as the music composer Pierre Caillet who now regularly works on her films.
Her second film, The Skeleton Woman, produced by Papy3D made a great career in festivals and was broadcasted on several international channels.
She just finished her third film, In Deep Waters, a co-production with the NFB.
site internet : www.sarahvandenboom.fr
Richard Van Den Boom - Administrator
After a doctorate in molecular physics, Richard Van Den Boom creates his first company, to bui_ld high-performance computers, then becomes consultant.
He's introduced by his wife Sarah Van Den Boom to the beautiful world of animation and meets the future founders of Papy3D on the Internet forum “les Fous d'Anime”, then during the Annecy festival.
It's the beginning of a true friendship which culminates in the founding of Papy3D Productions, where he brings his knowledge of company management.