Jean Dujardin, Jean Rochefort, Pierre Niney, Omar Sy, Mélanie Thierry, Franç ois Civil… This dream casting exists, it is that of Hugo Gélin’s career, from his short films to his features. Pierre Niney played alongside Nicolas Duvauchelle, Mélanie Thierry and Franç ois-Xavier Demaison in “Comme des frères”, his first film released in 2012.
His second film, “Demain tout commence”, shot mostly in London, was one of the successes of 2016, with over 3 million tickets sold, and paired Omar Sy (whom he will reunite with for three episodes of the phenomenon series “Lupin” for Netflix) and Clémence Poésy.
Under the gaze of the lunar character played by Benjamin Lavernhe, Hugo Gélin pairs Joséphine Japy and Franç ois Civil in his third feature film “Mon Inconnue”, a romantic dystopia, a real visual and script delight.
He also experienced success on Canal+ with the shortcom “Casting(s)” (with Marion Cotillard, Orelsan and Eric Judor, amongst others) and as a producer of Ruben Alves’ films: “La Cage dorée” (for which he is also the co-writer) in 2013 and “Miss” in 2020.
Hugo’s family tree is equally idyllic: he is the grandson of actress and producer Danièle Delorme (with whom he founded his production company Zazi Films) and of an actor who has always been dear to our region, Daniel Gélin.
© Julien Panié