An independent director, Philippe Baylaucq has made a variety of documentaries, dramas and experimental works for film, TV and video. He studied fine arts and cinema at the prestigious Hornsey College and Saint Martins School of Arts in London, England. His works have won numerous awards in Canada and abroad: Lodela (1996) garnered 11 international distinctions and Mystère B. (1998) won a prize at FIFA. His documentaries Les couleurs du sang (2000) and Sables émouvants (Moving Sands, 2003) were selected at several festivals, while the musical tale Hugo et le dragon (Hugo and the Dragon, 2001) toured the world.
In 2007, he was director and coordinator of the feature film Un cri au bonheur (Happiness Bound), created by a filmmaker collective. The year 2008 saw him directing a scientific documentary, La dynamique du cerveau, and launching at the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal Le magicien de Kaboul (A Dream for Kabul), a documentary feature shot in New York… read more