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Émilie Pigeard - Biography

born in 1990, the 10th april at Les Lilas (France)


Émilie was born in 1990 in the French town Les Lilas. She dreamed of becoming either a magician or a lawyer. In the end, after a year at the Sorbonne and a foundation year at the Atelier de Sèvres art school, she entered the prestigious Arts Décoratifs school in Paris, specializing in Animation. Alongside painting, illustration and animation, Émilie has a natural flair for storytelling, as well as a great sense of humour. After five years of research, much wordplay and some hard graft, she earned a distinction for her short graduation film Encore un gros lapin ? (or Big bunny again?) which was noticed and produced by Les Films Sauvages.

In 2014, Émilie studied at the German Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) as part of an Erasmus exchange. There she met Anna Bergmann, a German film-maker who shared the same enthusiasm for animated movies. They got on so well that, the next summer, Anna asked her to come and help her with her latest movie in Chicago, then in New York in November 2015.

During this time, Émilie had the chance to discover the vivid imagination of Anna's four-year-old son, Lucas. The drawings and notebooks they made together formed the inspiration for a series of illustrations depicting the crazy American lifestyle. These improvised workshops with her new-found disciple gave a new direction to her work. Taking advantage of the busy New Yorkers' schedules, and on the principle of 'the more the merrier', she started organizing art workshops for kids aged 3 to 6.

Since then Émilie has been making films as a freelancer in Paris, while continuing to draw and run workshops for kids (until the next trip).


Émilie Pigeard - Filmography


  • Producted by Les Films du Nord and La Boîte,... Productions

  • Other production studios

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