Pascal Salafa

Pascal Salafa

Assistant Director and Director

Madrid, Spain

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About Pascal

Born and raised in Paris. Living between Paris, Nice and Madrid. First assistant director, and second unit director.
Actually located in Madrid.
Experience in feature films, commercials and musical videos.
Associate Producer on feature film development.
Speaking French - English - and Spanish

1st AD on more than 250 commercials and music vidéos, between 1985 and 2016 shooted in FRANCE / USA / UK / ITALY / SOUTH AFRICA / BELGIUM / GERMANY / SPAIN / PORTUGAL / CZECH REPUBLIC / HUNGARY / ROMANIA / MALAYSIA / THAILAND / MAROCCO
Directors : Matthieu Mantovani, Joachim Bach, Eugenio Recuenco, Sean Ellis, David Trimlett, Didier Barcelo, Joe Pitka, Rankin, Seb Cirade, J-Y lafesse, Jean-Paul Rouve , Brendan Gibbons, Andreas Grassl, John Gray, Dominique Ladoge, Gerard Pires, Mattias Schut, Julien Seri, Les Vital Duran …. Etc etc etc

In 1998 Co-founder of lʼ A.f.a.r. National association of French AD’s (http://www.afar-fiction.com/),
President of the AFAR during 3 years

Credits

  • Marseille

    Marseille (2018)
    Television (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city of Marseille.

  • Passade

    Passade (2017)
    Film (Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Paul and Vanessa have just had sex. It's unlikely they'll meet again. She's funny, pretty and witty. He's still just a boy at heart. Intrigued by this young mischievous and mysterious woman, he does his best to hold onto her. But who is manipulating who? Will he succeed in satisfying his need for love and overcoming his fear, awkwardness and conventions? Written by Gorune Aprikian

  • Section de recherches

    Section de recherches (2015 - 2016)
    Television by Multiple Directors (Crime) 1 st Assistant Director and 2nd Unit Director - Saut de l'ange (2016) ... (first assistant director) - Escalade (2016) ... (first assistant director) - La nuit des étoiles (2015) ... (first assistant director) - Les loups (2015) ... (first assistant director) - Chasse au trésor (2015) ... (first assistant director) - Sexy à mort (2015) ... (first assistant director)

  • Gecenin Kraliçesi

    Gecenin Kraliçesi (2016)
    Television (Action, Drama and Romance) 1 st Assistant Director -- France-- Kartal is an orphan who is raised by Aziz the man who killed his father. Kartal married Aziz's daughter Esra but falls to Selin and feels obligated to leaves her.

  • No Limit

    No Limit (2012 - 2013)
    Television by Alain Figlarz 1 Assistant Director -- 2nd Unit -- No Limit (TV Series) (assistant director - 5 episodes, 2013) (first assistant director - 4 - Le prototype (2013) ... (assistant director: second unit) - Mariage à haut risque (2013) ... (assistant director: second unit) - Braquage à la marseillaise (2013) ... (assistant director: second unit) - Infiltration (2013) ... (assistant director: second unit) - Diamants de sang (2013) ... (assistant director: second unit) - Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (first assistant director: second unit) - Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (first assistant director: second unit) - Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (first assistant director: second unit) - Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (first assistant director: second unit)

  • Divin Enfant

    Divin Enfant (2013)
    Film by Olivier Doran (Comedy) 1 st Assistant Director En épousant Sarah, une viticultrice de St Emilion qui a déjà eu deux maris, trois filles et dont le premier amour est aujourdhui le mari de sa propre ex-femme et le beau-père de sa fille, Jean ne se doutait pas quil allait devoir passer le réveillon de Noël avec toute la tribu. Ce qui napparaissait déjà pas comme une sinécure va alors se transformer en cauchemar, quand Sarah va lui offrir son premier cadeau : elle porte leur enfant... Ce que Sarah ignore, cest que son mari est stérile. Et pour cause : il ne lui a pas dit quand il se sont rencontrés, de peur de la perdre. Il connaissait en effet son désir davoir un dernier enfant et na pas osé lui avouer sa condition. Les soupçons de Jean vont bien sûr très vite se porter sur les ex de sa femme. Mais entre Xavier, le commissaire de police qui se lance en politique, Eric, le directeur du Centre dArt Contemporain de Bordeaux et Thomas, la vedette de rap commercial, comment savoir qui est le coupable et confondre le géniteur de lenfant, sans éveiller les soupçons de sa femme? En utilisant toutes les méthodes que la psychologie offre pour faire parler les gens, même les moins orthodoxes, Jean va tenter de démêler le vrai du faux, mettant sérieusement en péril léquilibre de cette soirée ordinairement consacrée aux enfants. Le comportement erratique du maitre de chaix de Sarah, engagé pour faire le Père Noël va terminer de transformer la soirée en catastrophe nucléaire. Le 25 au matin, comment sera devenue cette famille recomposée? Décomposée?

  • Café de Flore

    Café de Flore (2011)
    Film by jean-Marc Vallée (Drama and Romance) Assistant Director Prep -- scheduling Paris's shooting - A love story about people separated by time and place but connected in profound and mysterious ways. Atmospheric, fantastical, tragic and hopeful, the film chronicles the parallel fates of Jacqueline, a young mother with a disabled son in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, a recently divorced, successful DJ in present day Montreal. What binds the two stories together is love - euphoric, obsessive, tragic, youthful, timeless love. In 1960s Paris, a working class woman gives birth to her first child, Laurent - a Down Syndrome son. Undaunted she embraces the challenge of raising her beloved offspring as normally as one would any other child. Her husband abandons them both. She bravely brushes this additional hiccup aside as Laurent replaces her spouse as the perfect man of her dreams. As Laurent approaches school age Jacqueline's aplomb becomes obsessive and cloying. Her increasingly self-destructive attachment to her son is raised to a fever pitch when, at the age of seven, he meets a Down ... Written by Production

  • Colombiana

    Colombiana (2011)
    Film by Olivier Megaton (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) 1 st Assistant Director A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target - the mobster responsible for her parents' death. Written by Anonymous

  • Le coach

    Le coach (2009)
    Film by Olivier Doran (Comedy) 1 st Assistant Director Maximilien Chêne has big gambling losses; his disgusted wife tosses him. A corporate client offers an impossible job: help the boss's nephew close a major deal without the nephew know he's being coached. If Max succeeds, he'll be paid enough to settle his debts. The nephew, Patrick, is a milquetoast, pushed around by staff, agreeable to a fault, and unable to express his interest in Vanessa, a colleague. How can he, in a week, learn the skills to negotiate with tough-minded Chinese? Max devises a strategy: he offers to help Patrick gain Vanessa's attention. Within a few days, a complication arises. What chance does Max have? Can the coach improvise? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Voyage d'affaires

    Voyage d'affaires (2008)
    Film by Sean Ellis (Comedy and Short) 1 st Assistant Director A business man in his 30s, with an expense account, checks into a hotel, exchanging smiles and pleasantries with the desk clerk, a woman of beauty and style. Once in his room, he listens again to a voice message on his cell phone: his lover tells him she is breaking up with him; he is not spontaneous; she has found someone else; don't call. He throws his phone down. When he reaches beneath the bed to retrieve it, he finds a Polaroid photograph of a partially nude woman posed provocatively; it includes a phone number and a sexual question. He opens a beer and stares at the photo. If he calls, what then? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec

    Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec (2008)
    Film by Antoine de Caune (Drama, History and Biography) 1 st Assistant Director October 1980. Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche, is the French people's favorite comedian. He performs every night to a packed house at the Théâtre du Gymnase. One day, always inclined to go too far, Coluche announces - for laughs - his candidacy for the 1981 French presidential elections. Looked down upon by the professionals of politics, he is soon supported by French voters, who always love when a clown thumbs his nose at the mighty. In a poll published in December, he is even credited with 16% of voting intentions... Written by Guy Bellinger

  • Chrysalis

    Chrysalis (2007)
    Film by Julien Leclercq (Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) 1 st Assistant Director In the near future Paris, a cop is searching for his wife's killer. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems.

  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code (2006)
    Film by Ron Howard (Mystery and Thriller) 1 st Assistant Director -- French shooting -- Professor Robert Langdon is in Paris on business when he's summoned to The Louvre. A dead body has been found, setting Langdon off on an adventure as he attempts to unravel an ancient code and uncover the greatest mystery of all time. Written by comicfan

  • Joyeux Noel

    Joyeux Noel (2005)
    Film by Christian Carion (Drama, Romance, War, History and 1 More) 1 st Assistant Director In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Narco

    Narco (2004)
    Film by Gilles Lelouche et Tristan Aurouet (Comedy) 1 st Assistant Director Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).

  • Renegade

    Renegade (2004)
    Film (Adventure and Western) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Alledged wayward adolescent Louisiana gentleman Michael 'Mike' Blueberry is dumped by his family with a Wild West uncle. The brute's only 'motivation' is a stick. After a nearly fatal encounter in the brothel with Wallace 'Wally' Sebastian Blount, Mike is left for dead in the desert. A Chiricuahua (Apache) medicine man's family finds, nurses and initiates him. After the shaman's death, Mike returns and becomes the town's honest 'deputy' marshal. Gold fever strikes, with staged Indian brutalities to allow rivaling fiends to invade their sacred mountains. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Nid de guêpes

    Nid de guêpes (2002)
    Film by Florent Emilio Siri (Action, Crime and Thriller) 1 st Assistant Director Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution network, this formidable criminal is due to stand trial before a European court. During the transfer, killers hired by Nexhep set up an ambush to free their boss but Laborie and her men manage to escape. After a frantic chase, the officers seek refuge, with their prisoner, in a warehouse located in the heart of an industrial park. There they meet up with a gang that has come to steal computer material. Meanwhile, Nexhep's killers surround the warehouse? Written by Anonymous

  • Les couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs II

    Les couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs II (1998)
    Film by Jean-Marie Poirè (Comedy and Fantasy) 1 st Assistant Director The sequel to The Visitors reunites us with those lovable ruffians from the French Medieval ages who - through magic - are transported into the present, with often drastic consequences. Godefroy de Montmirail travels to today to recover the missing family jewels and a sacred relic, guarantor of his wife-to-be's fertility. The confrontation between Godefroy's repellent servant Jack the Crack and his descendent, the effete Jacquart, present-day owner of the chateau, further complicates the matter. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

  • Le déménagement

    Le déménagement (1997)
    Film by Olivier Doran (Comedy) 1 st Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Oui

    Oui (1996)
    Film by Alexandre Jardin (Comedy) 1 st Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Reckoning

    Reckoning (1996)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After her daughter is kidnapped by white slave traders, a mother enlists the aid of a world war 2 vet and a boat captain. Together they hunt down the kidnappers.

  • Sabrina

    Sabrina (1995)
    Film by Sidney Pollack (Comedy and Drama) 1 st Assistant Director -- France-- While she was growing up, Sabrina Fairchild spent more time perched in a tree watching the Larrabee family than she ever did on solid ground. As the chauffeur's daughter on their lavish Long Island estate, Sabrina was invisible behind the branches, but she knew them all below... There is Maude Larrabee, the modern matriarch of the Larrabee Corporation; Linus Larrabee, the serious older son who expanded a successful family business into the world's largest communications company; and David, the handsome, fun-loving Larrabee, who was the center of Sabrina's world until she was shipped off to Paris. After two years on the staff of Vogue magazine, Sabrina has returned to the Larrabee estate but now she has blossomed into a beautiful and sophisticated woman. And she's standing in the way of a billion dollar deal. Written by Cyril Morcrette <cyril@cln46fw.der.edf.fr>

  • La rage au coeur

    La rage au coeur (1994)
    TV Movie by Robin Davis 1 st Assistant Director and 2nd Unit Director Add a Plot »

  • Highlander

    Highlander (1993 - 1994)
    Television by Multiple Directors (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery and 2 More) 1 st Assistant Director - Counterfeit: Part 1 (1994) ... (first assistant director) - Legacy (1994) ... (first assistant director) - Warmonger (1994) ... (first assistant director) - Unholy Alliance: Part 2 (1994) ... (first assistant director) - Unholy Alliance: Part 1 (1994) ... (first assistant director) - Nowhere to Run (1993) ... (first assistant director) - Eye of the Beholder (1993) ... (first assistant director) - Saving Grace (1993) ... (first assistant director) - For Tomorrow We Die (1993) ... (first assistant director)

  • Agatha Christie's Poirot

    Agatha Christie's Poirot (1992)
    Television by Stephen Whittaker (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) 2nd Assistant Director This whodunit series based on Agatha Christie's crime novels and short stories, is named after its star sleuth, Hercule Poirot, a famous former Belgian policeman, who settled for good in London after the war, soon so famous as an infallible private detective that he becomes a society figure in his own right. In each episode Poirot gets to solve a crime mystery -mostly murder(s)- for a paying client or otherwise catching his attention, generally along with his faithful English sidekick Captain Hastings and/or his Scotland yard 'friendly rival' Detective Chief Inspector Japp. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Company Business

    Company Business (1991)
    Film by Nicholas Meyer (Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama and 1 More) 2 nd Assistant Director -- France -- Rogue CIA agent Sam Boyd is called back by "the Company" to do some work. Namely a hostage trade of jailed Soviet spy Pyiotr Grushenko for an American agent the Soviets had taken. In the newly united Germany the trade goes bad and Grushenko and Boyd find themselves on the run from both the KGB and the CIA as they unravel an International espionage plot set at the end of the Soviet era. American and Soviet find themselves in an uneasy partnership as they hop around Europe trying to stay alive. Notes: Baryshnikov hated this movie he refused to even do publicity for it. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera (1990)
    Television by Tony Richardson (Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller and 1 More) 2nd Assistant Director Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let a woman of low birth sing in his opera, but graciously employs Christine as gadrobiere for his wife Charlotta, who's installed as first singer. He also fights the phantom, an unknown guy who lives since many years in the catacombs below the opera and was granted privileges by Carriere. However the phantom knows how to defend himself and at the same time helps Christine to her career. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

  • The New Adventures of the Black Stallion

    The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (1990)
    Television by Emilio Pacull / Jean Achache (Adventure and Family) 1 st Assistant Director Inspired by the novels of Walter Farley. After being shipwrecked on a remote desert island, courageous, young Alec Ramsay and a wild Arabian stallion named the "Black," form an irrevocable bond that continues after their rescue. Now teammates in the horse-racing circuit, they are poised to take the racing world by storm. No one else can ride the stunning fire and silk stallion but Alec; and though the Black's spirit is untamed, his speed is unmatched and he is swiftly becoming the fastest racehorse in the world. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

  • The Hitchhiker

    The Hitchhiker (1989)
    Television by Multiple Directors (Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) 2nd Assistant Director A series of mystery-thriller stories, linked only by the character of The Hitchhiker, who would introduce and close each episode in the style of Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock. Occasional stories involved supernatural forces, but most plot twists stemmed only from the dark side of the human spirit. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • The Man Who Lived at the Ritz

    The Man Who Lived at the Ritz (1989)
    TV Movie by Desmond Davis (Drama) 2nd Assistant Director Add a Plot »

Education

  • CLCF (conservatoire libre du cinéma Français)
    (1980-1980)

  • CLCF (conservatoire libre du cinéma Français)
    (1979-1979)

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