Park Pictures Signs Director Laurent Chanez
Park Pictures has signed French director Laurent Chanez for U.S. and U.K. representation. All of Chanez’ emotionally-charged work – from stirring montages to adrenaline-pumping auto work to striking beauty spots – combines authenticity with artful composition. He has helmed spots for such top brands as Benetton, Nike, Lexus, L’Oréal, Hyundai, Sky TV, Pepsi and Peugeot, among numerous others. His widely heralded “Unhate” for Benetton was featured at the 2013 TED Conference and his spot for French fragrance “Flower by Kenzo” earned an Epica Award. Beyond commercials, Chanez has directed longer form content, including the short film “Forme,” which was an official selection at the Buenos Aires Film Festival and the Plantin-Paris Film Festival.
Park Pictures Executive Producer/Owner, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, says: “We have watched Laurent's career develop and evolve over the past decade. We're always impressed with his artfully powerful films, whether they're for a car brand or a fashion brand. He's truly an international talent and we're very excited to be working with him."
Chanez adds: “It is an honour to join such a well established and renowned production company as Park Pictures. I am passionate about keeping things in motion and always trying new things. Their diverse body of exceptional work will be an exciting opportunity for me to expand that passion.”
Chanez grew up in Eastern France and studied graphic design, illustration and photography at Paris Esag Penninghen School. After graduation, he made the move to Los Angeles and leveraged his design and art direction background to begin directing commercials and music videos. Within a few years, his inspired work gained international recognition, both in European and American markets. Chanez divides his time between Paris and New York and continues to develop his evocative visual style through commercials and other film mediums such as documentaries, short films and art projects.