Amélie Ravalec is a London-based film director, video editor and colourist. Her third documentary, Art & Mind is a journey into art, madness and the unconscious, an exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art. The film is being released theatrically worldwide from April 27th, 2019.
Amélie’s previous documentary Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay traces the origins of Industrial music, from the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene. Industrial Soundtrack opened theatrically May 2015 with over 130 screenings in 30 countries, and was acquired by ARTE TV in 2017. The film was featured in The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Vice, Pitchfork, Fact and The Wire.
Ravalec’s debut film Paris/Berlin: 20 Years Of Underground Techno documents the underground movement of techno through the lens of two very different cities, from secret Parisian parties to Berlin’s infamous Berghain club. Paris/Berlin was released in 2012 in 18 countries and won the Festival Pick Award at Sydneys Fringe Festival in 2013.
Amélie co-founded the VR production companyCircle Time, based in Paris and London, withclients including Musée d'Orsay, Opéra de Paris, SNCF and FNSEA. Amélie also edited VR feature film Fan Club, starring Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz and Denis Lavant, to be released 2019.
She has also been working as a freelance video editor and colourist for the last nine years in London, Paris, Melbourne, Brussels and Berlin, working in advertising, documentary, virtual reality, fiction, corporate, TV, politics, music and fashion. Clients include Agent Provocateur, BBC, David Beckham, Eurostar, H&M, Google, Johnnie Walker, Nike, Porsche, Warner Bros, WWF.
Amélie published photobook Japan Visions in 2018. She also ran Fondation Sonore, underground techno label and events.