Hello. My name is Yoann JEAN-CHARLES. I'm a film director and screenwriter and I live in Paris.
I was born in Reunion Island an overseas department and region of France in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius from a Reunionese mother and a Guadeloupean father (an overseas department and region of France part of the Caribbea).
I graduated in film directing from ESRA film school Paris and New York (I lived 2 years in the big apple).
I was trained in film criticism with Frédéric Sabouraud from Les Cahiers du Cinéma and Carlo Chatrian during the Courmayeur Noir Film Festival.
I'm also a script reader. I trained in script reading technics at the CEEA (one of the best screenwriting school in Europe).
I intended two residences for young screenwriters : at the Valence Film Festival (THE screenwriting festival in France) and at Côté-Court Pantin (the second best short film festival in France after Clermond-Ferrand).
I directed music videos and corporates.
I also directed a short film : DISPARITION/DISAPPEARANCE which is 25 minutes long with actress Alice De Lencquesaing. I self-produced it with 1000€ and shot it in 2 days.
I'm also the director of a feature film : NUIT DE GREVE/STRIKE NIGHT that I self-produced with 8000€ and shot in 6 days.
NUIT DE GREVE/STRIKE NIGHT was released in theater in France in December 2017 and stayed on the screen for a month. It was also released in theaters in Reunion in May 2018.
STRIKE NIGHT is now available on VOD on Itunes, Amazon Prime Video and many other VOD platforms around the world.
Now, I'm working on a new feature film and have some features films ideas which you can have a look at the "Projects section" of the site.
I'm also interested on directing screenplays I will not write.
STRIKE NIGHT, 1h15, 2017
DISAPPERANCE, 25mins, 2012