Olivier, Félix


Olivier, Félix
(1950, Paris, France - )
   Having graduated with a master's degree in cinema, he taught French in a Scottish high school for girls and in a university in Louisiana. After being fired from his job, he settled in New Orleans, where he worked as a building contractor for seven years. Then he moved to New York, earning a living as a driver for the Manhattan office of French TV channel Antenne 2. He was successively a sound engineer for the TV newsmagazine Nightlife, production trainee for cinema, perchman in Hollywood, electrician, as­sistant camera operator, location manager, location scout (1988 The Thin Red Line, Erroll Morris, USA; 1989 Sidewalk Stories, Charles Lane, USA; True Blue, TV, William A. Graham, George Mendeluk, USA), production manager, production supervisor (1988 Spike of Bensonhurst / US video: Throw Back!, Paul Morrissey, USA; 1990 King of New York, Abel Ferrara, USA; 1997 Clover, Jud Taylor, USA), second assistant director (1988 America's Most Wanted, TV series; 1990 L'Etalon noir, TV series; Mindwalk, Berndt Amadeus Capra, USA), first assistant director (1992 Rain Without Thunder, Charles Bennett, USA), and screenwriter before shooting his first short in 1993. He's a naturalized US citizen.
 Filmography
1994 ◘ In Plain View (short; also screenwriter; France / USA)
1995 ◘ Georges Dureau—New Orleans (documentary; short; also screenwriter, cinematographer, composer)
1996 ◘ Avenue Lénine (short; also co-screenwriter)
2002 ◘ All Night Bodega (documentary; also co-screenwriter, producer; France / USA)
 Television Filmography
2000 ◘ L'Affranchi du Bronx / 18 B Justice (documentary)
2003 ◘ Léa Parker (episodes "Comédie musicale", "Kidnappée")
2005 ◘ Plus belle la Vie (TV series)
        ◘ Sur la Pointe des Pieds (documentary)
        ◘ Le Pasteur Harley (documentary)
2006 ◘ Djihad! (also co-screenwriter)
2008 ◘ La Résistance (two-part documentary: "Vivre Libre ou mourir", "Quand il fallait sauver les Juifs")

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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