Born in Lyon, Frederic began his career as a theatre actor, and worked as an assistant director on 15 Feature films before making his directional debut in 1990 with the short film 'L'Echange', which won the Prix de l’Image at the Festival de L’Image du Film. This launched his career as a music video and commercials director.
Frederic has won almost every major award there is for work on Orange, Miller, VW, Vauxhall, American Airlines, Mercedes and British Airways. In 2008 he picked up a coveted D&AD Best Director Pencil for Vodafone ‘Time Theft’.
Other more recent work includes films for Mumsnet, Department for Transport, another campaign for Vodafone and a beautifully crafted piece for SSE featuring a fully CGI orangutan.