After graduating with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Paris, Emmanuel moved to Denmark to study at the European Film College. While there, he directed two short fiction films and edited many others. He then returned to Paris where he worked as an editor, "making of" director, and a bakery clerk. Emmanuel loves to play music, enjoys cooking, and has an unexplained fascination with hospitals and the medical world.
Fulbright Scholar, 2007
VIDEO DURATION: 21:39 MIN.
In a neo-natal intensive care unit, a chaplain, a mother, a doctor and a psychologist spend their days and nights around babies whose lives are never taken for granted. Human contact often gives in to medical imperatives, and death is never far. The film looks at the ways these people deal with the omnipresence of technology and a reality which is often out of their control.
16mm color film
VIDEO DURATION: 9:01 MIN.
A portrait of Jeffrey, former sperm donor, who lives in an RV in Venice Beach, and the first of his daughters to have met him, Ryann.
A glimpse into the lives of three people who suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) a condition in which people become intolerant of small doses of a wide range of common chemicals found in our environment.
Thelma, 79, the "baby" of Grant Cuesta nursing home, as she calls herself, struggles to find something to fill her time. From physical exercise to scripture reading to bingo, the film looks at her ways of dealing with the empty days.