John McTiernan

In 1986 NOMADS premiered at the BIFFF. This first feature of a certain John McTiernan already showed a lot of pretty exceptional craftsmanship. According to legend, a famous Austrian actor’s mind got blown by the film and he immediately asked McTiernan to wade through the hostile jungle with him and a certain… PREDATOR. And we… Continue reading John McTiernan

Barry Sonnenfeld

Despite his extraordinary talent, New Yorker Barry Sonnenfeld never really intended to direct. The Coen brothers’ regular DOP (BLOOD SIMPLE, RAISING ARIZONA, MILLER’S CROSSING) – apart from a few side-steps with the likes of Rob Reiner (WHEN HARRY MEETS SALLY) or Penny Marshall (BIG) – had just finished shooting MISERY, when he got his hands… Continue reading Barry Sonnenfeld

Damien Granger

As first editor-in-chief of Mad Movies magazine, the genre film reference in France, Damien Granger has participated in multiple shows for Canal + (Les Nouveaux Visages de l’Horreur, Un Eté à Hollywood) and the making-of for the film A L’INTÉRIEUR by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Today, he’s part of the team of Boulevard du… Continue reading Damien Granger

David Didelot

Swimming through the mystical waters of fantasy cinema, jumping in the brooding pools of the video clubs and amply surrounded by mysterious creatures from a young age on, David DIDELOT created the fanzine Vidéotopsie at the end of his adolescence. Issue after issue, Vidéotopsie became an absolute reference in the small world of the French… Continue reading David Didelot

Steve Johnson

Texan through and through, Steve Johnson grew up with the Universal monsters and the Hammer films. An education that intense in front of the small screen cannot but have consequences, and Steve Johnson was quickly spotted by Rick Baker. His first real work? Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING. His artistic talents for old-fashioned special effects would… Continue reading Steve Johnson

Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer used to be a journalist, a correspondent and an ad-writer before he started writing crime novels. His stories’ principal characters are mainly policemen who are faced with the complex realities of contemporary South Africa. In 2010, he wrote his first film script before writing and directing his first feature in 2013. This internationally… Continue reading Deon Meyer