Julien Hamelin Author Director Journalist
Aim & Objectives
I started writing and directing documentary films and television reports 10 years ago. My main objective: to bring awareness and understanding, and to surprise the audience.
My films are usually shot abroad. They deal with social issues - topics that could be either serious or light-hearted - and shine a light on little-known aspects of a country, a community or an individual.
Afterwards, i started writing and directing short feature films. I am now working on the scripts of two long feature films: stories that are engaged, political and thrilling.
Awards & Grants
« Jeune Reporter » Award at the Angers Festival du Scoop for the TV report « San Pedro, village or prison? » (2009).
« Auteur de Documentaire » Grant from the J.L Lagardère Foundation for the documentary film « Nollywood, Nigeria goes to the movies» (2007).
« Déclics Jeunes » Grant from the Fondation de France for the documentary film « Nollywood, Nigeria goes to the movies » (2007). Watch the Interview.
Graduate Studies at the Institut Pratique de Journalisme (IPJ), Paris.
Graduate Studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lyon, with a special focus on the Arab World.
Erasmus Exchange Student at the University of Reading (UK).
History Undergraduate Studies at the University of Versailles-St-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Language & Technical Skills
English : fluent.
Spanish : fluent.
Portuguese : fluent.
Italian : fluent.
Arabic : beginner.
Video editing on Final Cut Pro.
Photo editing on PhotoShop.
Filming on cameras and DSLR Canon 5D.