Philippe Andre is an international director with a unique talent for balancing memorable performances, original art direction, and stunning special effects. His initial foray into directing began at film school in Paris making music documentaries about music: ‘Brackets’, based on the texts of Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs. ‘The Festival of Contemporary music- La Rochelle’ provided him with the occasion to perform the ‘Symphonic Poem for 100 Metronomes’ by Gyorgy Ligeti. This led him to video commissions for the Museum of Modern Art and The Centre Pompidou. His music videos have screened at the American Cinémathèque in Hollywood and have won many awards, like the Victoire de la Musique (Paris), the Cad’s, Brit’s and Mobo’s (UK). He has worked with such artists as Placebo, All Saints, Morcheeba, Faithless, Dido, Youssou N’dour, Hooverphonic, and Ute Lemper.
In commercials, Philippe is a multi-awarded director (Cannes Lions, International Festival of Creativity, London International Advertising Awards, New York Festival TV Advertising Awards, Clios, D&AD, BTAA, Ciclope, Eurobest...). His Peugeot 407 “Toys” spot won twenty international awards and was the fourth most awarded spot in the world in the Gunn Report. He has also directed spots for Playstation, BMW, Orange, Dell, Samsung and Nissan amongst others. Philippe’s Christmas spot for Marks and Spencer, “Follow the Fairies”, was voted best ad of 2014 by Campaign readers. His spot for Lycra, “Lycra Moves You”, was awarded a Pencil at the D&AD Awards, 2015, Gold at Ciclope in Berlin, Gold at Creative Circle in London and a Silver Award for Best CGI at the BTAA Craft Awards in 2014.
Philippe’s short film, ''The Rope'' was awarded Best Narrative and Grand Prix at the Seattle International Film Festival in the 'One Reel' program. “Delicate Gravity”, released at the Cannes Film Festival 2013, earned Jury Awards and the Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, Best Foreign Film and Best of the Festival at the Nevada City International Film Festival 2014 and Audience Choice Award at The Bermuda International Film Festival and was shortlisted at the academy awards for the Oscars 2014. In 2015, he directed ‘Everything’s Perfect’ screened at the Moma in New York and at the Tate Modern in London. He has also co-written two English-language features: “The Briefest Second” and “Starless”, then a French film ''Once Upon Her Time'', currently in development