About the filmmaker
Yves Dalbiez is a film director born in Lyon, France. A city with great influence by its colors and mysticism.
At an early age, he started to feel the passion for music and began composing with different instruments. As he discovered the pleasure of drawing, he eventually associated visual concepts to his musical pieces.
In 2003 at the CG animation school Supinfocom Valenciennes in France, he wrote and co-directed his graduation film "RIBA" and composed the piano theme. This first shortfilm was awarded several times in film festivals.
In 2004, RIBA was screened at the USA Siggraph Film Festival. The original look of the 3D, close to the world of traditional painting with warm and delicate tones of color, got immediate attention. From then, Yves has been working between Japan and France within different companies as an Art director, director and character animator for numerous TV commercials and long feature films projects.
In 2009, he became a freelancer and the public Japanese TV channel NHK Broadcasting asked him to write a shortfilm for the band Michiluca and their song "River in Heaven". The animated music video, co-directed by Yves Dalbiez and his friend Damien Tournaire was screened everyday on the popular Japanese TV program "Minna No Uta" during several months.
The March 11th, 2011 the great earthquake which hit Japan left him deeply distressed. In the urge to bring support to the disaster's victims of Tohoku, he created the volunteer project ADFJ including two documentary films and workshops to increase awareness among French children. Since then, besides animation, he has been using cinematography as another way to express his poetical vision and philosophy.
Today, still influenced by artists painters like Egon Schiele and Renoir or directors like Yuri Norstein, Terrence Malick and Bruno Aveillan, he has kept exploring every possibility to generate touching stories, as well as paying extreme attention to details and visual quality.