Philippe André is a French writer director. He began at film school in Paris, where he made documentaries about music as ‘Brackets’, based on texts of Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs. He worked for the Museum of Modern Art and The Centre Pompidou Paris upon graduation, making videos on their many and varied exhibitions. He also began his exploration in short films, writing and directing ‘Le Tourbillon de la Vie’, in homage to François Truffaut
Philippe furthered his film career by transitioning into directing music videos, garnering many awards (Victoire de la musique in Paris, Cad’s, Brit’s and Mobo awards in London), working with artists as Placebo, Roger Sanchez, Texas, Morcheeba, Youssou N’Dour, Faithless… He became known for authoring a unique style, which furthered his career in directing commercials.
Over the years, Philippe’s reputation has grown to one of international acclaim. Philippe is a multi awarded director (Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, London International Awards, New York Festival TV Advertising Awards, D&AD, BTAA, Epica, Eurobest, Clio awards, Ciclope…) and his Peugeot ‘Toys’ advert recognised him as the world’s 4th most awarded director in that year’s Gunn Report. His clients include Apple, Nissan, Adidas, Samsung, Ford, Playstation, and BMW, amongst others.
Philippe wrote and directed ‘The Rope’ awarded Jury Prize for Best Narrative Film at The 1 Reel Film Festival Seattle International Film Festival. His next film, ‘Delicate Gravity’, was awarded Best of the Festival at Palm Springs short fest and Best of the festival and Best foreign film at Nevada City, and short listed for the Academy Awards. In 2016, he directed ‘Everything’s perfect’ for the 25X25 Saatchi Program: An Experiment in Film. which was screened at the MoMa in New York and at the Tate Modern in London.
Philippe has co-written two American feature films: The Briefest Second and Starless. He is currently in development of a french movie: Elle etait une fois.