Mathieu Le Lay

Documentary Filmmaker | Author, Director  


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Mathieu Le Lay is a French director and cinematographer since 2008.
After he graduated in wildlife conservation at the University of Salford (UK), his passion for cinema, nature and wildlife led him to one year study at IFFCAM, the French wildlife film school.
He has a personal style, a visual poetry that feeds the soul with images of rare beauty and a feeling of freedom. His art and his intimate quest are strongly connected. Guided by wild environments and mysterious atmospheres, his films tell genuine stories of the interaction between humans and nature, inspiring people to travel, discover and feel the raw subtlety of the world.

Inspired by…

  • Nature
  • Mountain
  • Ocean
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Open spaces...

Favorite Genres

  • Fiction Drama
  • Independent Documentary

Favorite Films

  • Gerry, Paris Texas, The Motorcycle Diaries, My Own private Idaho, Into the Wild, Away We Go, A Perfect World, Rain Man, Sideways, Thelma & Louise...
  • The Tree of Life, Melancholia, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Mar Adentro, The Truman Show, American Beauty, Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, Midnight Express...