production of short
& feature films

Raphaël Holt

Raphaël Holt is a filmmaker and performer. 

He graduated from the ENS Louis-Lumiere (cinema section - major camera and actor) where he wrote his thesis on improvisation work for cinema in 2011, supervised by Yves Angelo. 

In his work of fiction, he develops his own language, making short films using improvisations with the actors, questioning the border between reality and fiction. His short film Jeudi 19 is in competition at the Clermont Ferrand 2012 festival.

In 2013 he began to spontaneously film sequences around a character played by Bastien Bouillon. Over the years, several filming sessions gradually develop the character of Bastien and the relationship which links him to his brother Victor by going back and forth between filming and writing the project: Feu mon frère.

In 2015 he directed Marion that he wrote with his aunt Nathalie Holt, short film on the theme of trans-generational memory, in competition at the Paris Courts Devant festival. 

On film sets, in Paris and New York, he learned by working as assistant director with filmmakers like Woody Allen, Yves Angelo, Fernando Meirelles and Michel Gondry. 

From 2012 to 2014, he was in residence at the National Studio of Contemporary Arts in Fresnoy where he developed his research around the body-memory and body-language.

His dancing language is developed through contemporary improvisation practices with Karen Nelson, Tal Avni, Malcolm Manning and Vangelis Legakis.