Pierre-Louis Umdenstock is a writer-director and VFX artist. After he graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, and after additional studies at the Columbia College Chicago (Film and Video department), he co-created L’Atelier 321, a collective of filmmakers where he directed his first short films. In 2013, Pierre-Louis was selected to the Berlinale Talent Campus and was a finalist of the Script Pitch competition of Festival Interfilm Berlin. In 2016, he was selected to the 48 Hour Screenwriting Marathon of the Valence International Screenwriters Festival. In 2018, he won the festival De l’écrit à l’écran screenwriting contest, and directed the short film “Sprain”, awarded at the 48h Film Project and selected to many festivals. The Rooster, a new short film produced by Empire Pictures, will be ready in 2024.