Philippe André was born in Rennes, France.
His initial foray into directing began at film school in Paris, where he made documentaries about music: Brackets, based on the texts of Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs. ‘The Festival of Contemporary music- La Rochelle’ provided him with the occasion to perform the Symphonic Poem for 100 Metronomes by Gyorgy Ligeti. He worked for the Museum of Modern Art and The Centre Pompidou Paris upon graduation, making videos on their many and varied exhibitions.
His music videos have won many awards (Victoires de la Musique in Paris, Cad’s, Brit’s and Mobo awards in London.). He has worked with such artists as Placebo, Roger Sanchez, Morcheeba, Texas, Youssou’n’dour, Faithless… among others. Many of his videos have been screened at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood.
Philippe is a multi-awarded director in TV commercials (Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, London International Advertising Awards, New York Festival TV Advertising Awards, D&AD, BTAA Craft Awards, Clio Awards, Eurobest, Ciclope, Creative Circle…). His clients include Playstation, Apple, Dell, Adidas, Nissan, Orange, BMW, Samsung… His Toys ad won twenty International awards and was the fourth most awarded ad in the world at the Gunn Report.
Philippe directed his first short film Le Tourbillon de la Vie in homage to François Truffaut. The Rope won Best Narrative and Grand Jury Prize at the One Reel – Seattle International Film Festival. Another Chance for DJ Roger Sanchez and Song to say goodbye for the band Placebo developed in short films. Delicate Gravity has been released at Cannes Film Festival and in the 14th Unifrance edition: French Cinema today in Russia. It won Jury Awards and Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest Awards, Best Short & Best Foreign Film at Nevada City Film Festival 2013 and Audience Choice Award at Bermuda City film festival. It has been pre-selected for the Oscars 2014. In 2015, he 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 BFI, British Film Institute in London. In 2016, Laura_jsd90 for the Feminist Collective against Rape. It won Cristal award, London International Award and Eurobest. In 2017, Just another day for the English charity Age UK.
Philippe has co-written two English-language feature films: The Briefest Second, then Starless, short listed at the Sundance Screenwriter’s lab 2014. He has co-written a French feature film: Elle était une fois / Once upon her time, currently in development and is now adapting a French play into a film. He is a member of the DGA, Director’s Guild of America.