Born in France, award-winning writer and director Jeremy Haccoun made his first short film at age 11, a 40-minute fantasy shot on a VHS camcorder borrowed from his father’s video shop, a movie enthusiast who had turned the family garage into a 35mm theater.
Haccoun spent most of his childhood making short films, among them The Battery, a 1' chain reaction that won awards before getting a national release in French theaters.
Jeremy started directing professionally on commercial shoots. After his debut spot for Swatch won an award in Cannes, he went on to direct his first TV spot at age 21 and landed his first million-dollar budget at age 24.
Directing DiCaprio for 3 days, in a James Bond-like commercial set all over Paris was a dream come true.
Haccoun kept shooting commercials worldwide for clients such as Xbox, Coors or Disney, gaining experience of large-scale shoots and FX heavy post-productions. Notable spots include an Oppo campaign starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a Spikes Award winner for Subaru, and a fairy-tale short film for Canon.
Haccoun's passion lies with adventure, fantasy & epic storytelling. His short films PARADOX, a time-travel story set at the bottom of a well, and BEYOND, an epic adventure about a kid turning hero to rescue his parents, earned him many awards including Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, got selected at Tribeca and a dozen other festivals around the world.
Haccoun on the set of "BEYOND" in the Mojave Desert, California.
The goal was to make a sequence fresh out of an '80s Hollywood epic, complete with golden age score à la John Williams.
Directing the COORS LIGHT commercial in the mountains near Vancouver, Canada.
7 year-old Leo (Aidan Flynn) driving an excavator to rescue his parents from a burning wreck in BEYOND.
Haccoun is hoping to attract similar feature film projects as well as direct his own scripts, two of which he's shopping around right now: OUTSHINE, a dark family drama/thriller and EIGHT EYES, an adventure/horror monster movie. Both screenplays are available upon request.