Karl FLorisse

Karl FLorisse


Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
January 2021
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About Karl


Born in the French West Indies, I flew to Paris (2004) after my graduation in Art and Graphic Design in order to start over and become a Movie Director. My dream was, and still is, to do what Michael Mann, Truffaut, Kurozawa, Coppola, Lucas, Cameron and many more did. And not less than that!

During 13 years in Paris I grew in the Audiovisual world :
I was (trained as and became) PA then Location Manager on short films and music videos, led my own personal video company (corporate, fashion, Arty..), served every week as an Event Multicam Director and Videographer for Hillsong Church Paris, worked as an Assistant Editor, Attended 6 times the Festival de Cannes's movie market, did some Acting Jobs, worked on my Feature Film Projects, was trained as a TV Movie Director, Wrote and Directed 4 Short Films.

The field where I grew the most is in fact myself. God saved my life, rebuilt me from A to Z, and made me the man I am today. A Leader with a Servant's Heart.

Ultimately I received the vision to go (2015) and make it in Hollywood.
In 2018 I pitched at DreamWorks Animation to Gina Shay (Trolls, Trolls 2...) a Near Future Fantasy & Combat Drama called THE GREAT HAWK.

Dreamworks found great interest in the project. The Great Hawk progressively became more serious and mature and didn't finally fit their brand. I later worked with Chris Kusser (SVP of Development) and created projects (pitches/synopsis) like The Sky City (High School Sci-Fi Adventure), Racing Gas (Cyberpunk Racing Drama), The Haunted House (Fantasy Comedy & Love Story).

For the last few months (slowed down by the Pandemic) I'm in contact with Sony Pictures Animation and Disney Television Animation in order to pitch my animation movie and series ideas.

Also, I met Margaret Dean (Head of Crunchyroll Studios) and the Development Team at Crunchyroll Studios. They are, as I write this Bio, studying The Great Hawk project. It could be a great fit for the studio, knowing that many of my inspirations come from the Japanese Anime shows from the 70', 80' and 90'.

I am searching for new ways to make Cinema move forward. I think about existing concepts like Hybrid Cinema or Live Cinema and other ideas with specificities that are still needed to be found. Like Stanley Kubrick (and the masters before him) who wanted to create a new "cinematographic language" with 2001 The Space Odyssey, I want to push our beloved medium into new horizons. Create groundbreaking projects (TV Shows, Features...) that will touch the Minds and Hearts of many.

The people I met in the industry so far trusted me and invited me to pitch my ideas. I believe they found a real interest in my work and that they enjoyed our professional relationships.

I'm now looking for new opportunities of work where I can use my Heart, Talents, and Skills to help your company and projects reach new horizons.

I'm already grateful for my next partners and the incredible adventure they will invite me in.




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