Biography: Gilles Elie Dit-Cosaque is a director, photographer, and graphic designer. He began in advertising as an art director for the agency Opera. For them he worked on campaigns for Swatch, Le Bon Marche, and the City of Paris. He continued his advertising job for MTV, making several short films and music videos, but he moved away from that. Since 1993, he has become a freelance art and film director. In 2000, he released a series of short films Kamo, which was broadcasted on RFO and from there Gilles Elie Dit-Cosaque had a major turning point in his career, by using his films as a way to provoke societal reforms. Prisca, a series of eight short films of 5 minutes, brought AIDS to the forefront in 2001 and 2002. Documentaries like My Grena and I, a film accompanied with a book and photo exhibition, and Overseas Overseas were shown with great reception. In 2003, he embarked on creating his own production company, The House Garage, to carry out his own personal projects.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Twinkl [Zétwal] (2012).
Ma grena’ et moi (2004);
Outre-mer, Outre-tombe (2006);
Twinkl [Zétwal] (2008);
FDF/RMX (2008 – Jeff Descoubes, Gilles Elie-Dit-Cosaque);
La Liste des courses (2011).