- Austen, Olivier
- (1957, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France - )After studying architecture at the Luminy Marseille University, he worked from age twenty-five to twenty-seven as a naval architect designer. A keen photographer since age fifteen, he exhibited his works at age nineteen. He entered films as unit manager (1986 Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources / Manon delle sorgenti / USA: Manon of the Spring, Claude Berri, France / Italy). He directed many commercials in Paris (1988-1993), Montreal (2002-2005), and New Zealand (2006). According to his own words, he is still a photographer, an architect, a designer, a painter, a screenwriter, a writer, and a director.Filmography1987 ◘ Shota ou Le Vol de l'Aigle (medium-length; also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)1991 ◘ Jesuit Joe (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / USA)
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