Co-founder of Fly&Dive, Olivier has traveled extensively throughout the world (in more than 60 countries). He started his career as a commercial TV producer for major companies such as Danone, Air France, Coca-Cola, Universal or Sony Pictures. In 2004 his significant interest in both culture and the environment led him to produce, direct and write the first opus of the documentary trilogy “Heritage”. The feature documentary « HERE TO STAY » (Original title « Nous Resterons sur Terre ») which takes an uncompromising look at the state of the Earth, was co-produced with the French film studio GAUMONT FILM COMPANY. Starring Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Mikhail Gorbachev and Wangari Maathai, environmentalist James Lovelock and Philosopher Edgar Morin, the film has been released in 25 countries with support from UNESCO and UNEP.
In 2015, Olivier has created and developed an audio-visual archive bringing together an unprecedented number of testimonies from archaeologists, museum curators and guards who have contributed significantly to the protection and rescue of Syrian Heritage since the start of the armed conflict in 2011. Since then, he has brought his expertise in the enhancement of tangible cultural heritage as an internatonal consultant for various United Nations agencies in Syria. During these many stays, he produced and directed the second film of the “Heritage” trilogy. Based on the unbelievable true story of ordinary people saving the antique collections of the Aleppo Museum during the war, the docu-drama “THE OATH OF CYRIAC” will be released in 2021.
A lifelong marine enthusiast, he is also an underwater cinematographer.
Franck is the co-founder and a main creative driver of Fly&Dive. After spending over 10 years as an editor, motion designer and senior post-producer in the film industry (advertising, TV programs, live events broadcast) his passion for culture and nature has led him to produce various documentary films on heritage, mainly in the middle east.
Franck’s extensive background in all aspects of content production combined with his mastery of digital grading, takes the look and mood of every single shot to the highest level.
Fascinated by unspoiled landscapes and unique marine ecosystems, Franck holds flying drones certifications and solid underwater filming experiences.
While devoting his time and energy to new cinematic adventures with Fly&Dive, he also works with warzone archaeologists, telling their stories through powerful imagery and documenting the impact of conflict on World Heritage.
LANGUAGE : FRENCH : C2 / ENGLISH : C1 / SPANISH : A2 / ARAB : A2.
CERTIFICATION : PADI / DGAC / ADOBE CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR
Franck and Olivier have been working together for more than 10 years. Their projects for Fly & Dive have taken them all over the world from north to south and east to west, witnessing the beauty of the Planet and collecting, among other things, a massive cinematic library of underwater and aerial stock footage.