PITOF

Technical expert, Director

Pitof began his career in the film industry in 1976 as an assistant director, still photographer and film editor. He then went on to pioneer the use of digital technology, working with some of the most renowned filmmakers across the globe. He has been the Visual Effects Supervisor for films such as Delicatessen, The City of the Lost Children, Alien: Resurrection, the Story of Joan of Arc. Collecting several technical awards and nominations in the course of his career, he was the recipient of the Technical Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 for his work on Dead Tired. Pitof’s feature-film directorial debut, Vidocq starring Gerard Depardieu, was released in 2001, and was the first film ever to be shot in High Definition Digital Cinema. Vidocq was honored with numerous awards including The Citizen Kane Award, Best Film, Best Director, and Best Visual Effects from the Catalonian International Film Festival in Sitges, Spain.
WRITER/DIRECTOR
THE DRAGON ANGEL Writer/Director – en développement
FIRE AND ICE (TV movie) – Director – Media Pro Picturess
CATWOMAN – Director – Warner Bros. Picture – with Halle Berry, Sharon Stone
LE PISTOLET (short) – Writer – Dir. Thibault de Corday
VIDOCQ – Writer/Director – Studio Canal/TF1 – with Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet

 

VISUAL EFFECTS DIRECTOR
CLOSER APART (Short) – Dir. Jacquelyn Frohlich
THE APPLICATION CAFÉ (Short) – Dir. Cyril Morin
THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JEANNE OF ARC – Dir. Luc Besson – Gaumont
ASTERIX AND OBELIX VS. CESAR – Dir. Claude Zidi – Canal+/Pathé/TF1
ALIEN: RESURRECTION – Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet – Twentieth Century Fox
DIDIER – Dir. Alain Chabat – Canal+/Pathé/TF1
FALLAIT PAS – Dir. Gérard Jugnot – TF1
FANTOME AVEC CHAUFFEUR – Dir. Gérard Oury - Gaumont
THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN – Dir. Marc Caro/Jean-Pierre Jeunet –Canal+/France3
CASQUE BLEU – Dir. Gérard Jugnot – TF1
DEAD TIRED – Dir. Michel Blanc – Gaumont
LA SOIF DE L’OR – Dir. Gérard Oury – Gaumont
LES VISITEURS – Dir. Jean-Marie Poiret – Canal+/France 3/Gaumont
DELICATESSEN – Dir. Marc Caro – UGC/Constellation