Philippe André is a French writer director. He began at film school in Paris, where he made documentaries about music. He worked for the Museum of Modern Art and The Centre Pompidou Paris upon graduation, making videos on their many and varied exhibitions.
Philippe directed his first short film Le Tourbillon de la Vie in homage to François Truffaut. His short films traveled the world in film festivals. The Rope won for Best Narrative and Grand Jury Prize at the One Reel – Seattle International Film Festival. Delicate Gravity won Jury Awards & Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest Awards, Best Short and Best Foreign Film At Nevada City Film Festival 2013 and has been pre selected for the Oscars 2014. In 2015, Philippe directed Everything’s Perfect for the 25X25 Saatchi Program: An Experiment in Film. It has been screened at the MoMA in New York, at the TATE Modern and the British Film Institute 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.
His music videos have won many awards (Victoires de la Musique in Paris, Cad’s, Brit’s and Mobo awards in London). The first music video he shot in London for All Saints developed into a short film called A Bridge, released in the UK prior to Tarantino’s feature, Jackie Brown. He has worked with such artists as Placebo, Roger Sanchez, Morcheeba, Faithless, Dido, Youssou N’dour, Texas, Hooverphonic, Amina, Emilie Simon, Zazie and Ute Lemper. Many of Philippe’s videos have been screened at the American Cinémathèque in Hollywood.
Philippe is a multi-awarded director in commercials (Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, London International Advertising Awards, New York Festival TV Advertising Awards, D&AD and BTAA Awards in London…). His ‘Toys’ ad won twenty awards around the world, and was the fourth most awarded ad in the world at the Gunn Report.
Philippe is a member of the DGA, Director’s Guild of America.