"There's nothing that can't be done” - McManus in Usual Suspect
Joris Bacquet started his directing “career” as a child, filming his family with a VHS camera at various events. He remembers seeking to capture to moments that no one else was paying attention to – what he called the outtakes rather than the events themselves. This fascination with the less recognised continued to play a role in his growth as a filmmaker and artist and led to a unique creative universe based in multiple disciplines and spanning screen-printing, graphic design and 3D design alongside his natural gift for directing.
Joris’ influences are far reaching, stretching from Kubrick’s forceful impact on his visual mind as a child to the creative and sometimes frustrating aesthetics of director Nicolas Winding Refn and even as far as the imaginations of artists Alexsandr Rodchenko, Oskar Fischinger and Maurizio Catellan. After many collaborations in designing visual identities of international TV networks and having a natural proficiency for fashion has led this young director’s talents to be snapped up by the likes of Guerlain and Dior, for whom he has been able to lend a little of his exciting inspiration.
Big things are to come for young Joris, who assures us that once upon a time he was able to write symmetrically with both hands. Just one of his many talents that we are very pleased to be discovering.