Jean-Luc Herbulot is what you call self-taught. Just like Robert Rodriguez, he directs, writes and edits his projects and he learned the tricks of the trade by directing lots of video clips. After shooting some shorts (Concurrence loyale, Sick, Stabat Mater) he finally made it to the big screen with his first long feature Dealer. It was a big hit on the festival circuit and got his noticed by Hollywood. So now this prodigal son is making his first Hollywood film: The Bends, starring the stunning Rosamund Pike from Gone Girl.