Pierre-Louis Umdenstock is a writer-director and postproduction technician. He made his first shorts during his studies at the National School of Fine Arts, in Paris. In 2009, after additional studies at the Colombia College Chicago (Film and Video department), he co-created L’Atelier 321, a collective of filmmakers where he directed short films for five years. 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 – France and selected to several festivals around the world. In his films, Pierre-Louis Umdenstock creates unusual worlds where reality and fantasy coexist.
Symptômes – horror – Empire Pictures – 15′ (in development)
Below the surface – Sci-Fi – 17′ – Based on the short stories Une journée de Dag Petersson and Les parois de verre from the book Dernières nouvelles du futur written by Patrice Franceschi (published by Grasset & Fasquelle) – Winner of screenwriting contest of festival De l’écrit à l’écran 2018