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pierre@pierremonnard.com

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Hello Everyone

I love movies and I love making them.

Born in Switzerland, I studied film in England. Whilst there I wrote and directed my first short films, Swapped and Come Closer, which toured the globe earning more than 20 international prizes, including a Swiss Academy Award for Best Short and a Boards nomination for film of the year.

Encouraged by this success, I started directing commercials in the UK, Switzerland, Germany and France for clients such as MTV, Stella Artois and Credit Suisse Banking.

Through my music video work I collaborated with major labels such as Warner, Sony and Universal for artists including Sliimy, Calogero and Grand Corps Malade.

Shortlisted at the Cannes Lions Festival, my commercial work is an ADC winner and my music videos have been nominated at the NRJ Music Awards.

In 2013, I completed my first feature film, the offbeat comedy feature Recycling Lily about a perfection-obsessed Bin Inspector who falls for the wrong girl. I then went to direct Anomalia, an 8 episodes TV Series starring Natacha Régnier. In 2016, I made my first foray into documentary filmmaking for ARTE with the film Blood Business. Then came the crime series Wilder which has been called by the press “the best Swiss series ever made”.

In 2019, I completed 2 projects. The documentary series A Year in the Vineyard about the new generation of Swiss winegrowers and Wilder - Season 2.

Platzspitzbaby, my second feature film, was released in early 2020. The film was a box office success and was voted Best Film of the Year by the Swiss Film Journalists Association. Nominated 5 times for the Swiss Film Awards, including for Best Film, it was awarded in the Best Actress category thanks to Sarah Spale’s performance as Sandrine, the drug-addicted mother.

Since then I completed the drama series Neumatt for SRF and the crime show Hors Saison for RTS and France Télévison with Marina Hands and Sofiane Zermani in the main roles.