Born in France and living in Montreal since 2009, Jérémie Battaglia became known in Québec through his photographic and video work on the 2012 student strike, notably through the short musical documentary “Casseroles”.
After directing several webdocumentaries for the National Film Board of Canada and participating in the creation of Télé Québec’s video plateforme “La Fabrique Culturelle”, he directs his first feature documentary, “Perfect”, a film that follows the journey of the Canadian National Artistic Swimming Team as they prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. He has since directed “Le frère” (the brother) a short film mixing documentary and animation, winner of the 2021 best documentary short award from Quebec's Academy Awards, and two TV documentaries for television.
He is currently working on his next feature film, “Fragments of a French youth”, about young french men of North African origins who face bulls in a local traditional sport. Its documentary approach is driven by emphatic listening to its protagonists and a strong visual aesthetic. This aesthetic approach also allows him to direct many music videos and dance film, like is most recent film “The sum of our dreams” an unique project mixing circus, dance and cinema that will be released in the summer 2022.