Frederic Lepage


Frederic Lepage

Frederic Lepage is a writer and producer of several hundred TV shows and documentaries. His first feature film, "Sunny and the Elephant", will be released over the end of 2007.

Career

Literary career

Frederic Lepage has written books that have gained worldwide acclaim, such as "The End of the Seventh Day" [Editions Robert Laffont, collection Best Sellers, 1986] , or "Hidden Memory" [Editions Robert Laffont, collection Best Sellers, 1989] . These were both published in many conuntries, including France, Germany, Japan or Greece. He has also written several essays on diverse topics from science ("Les Jumeaux : Enquête") to gastronomy ("A Table avec Chirac" [Editions Michel Lafon, 1996] ), via an anthology of the most beautiful prayers in the world [Editions Michel Lafon, collection Best Sellers, 1996] .

In 2008, he created a series of children's books. The first volume, "Elephant Camp", will be published in France in November [Editions Le Masque/J-C. Lattès, 2008] .

TV career

*At the beginning of his adventure, Frederic Lepage was a journalist and a producer at TF1. After working at Antenne 2, he sets up his own production company, XL Productions. The company grew rapidily and quickly became known as for its innovative programming. XL Productions has produced a wide range of programs : giant music shows ("Fête de la Musique" for TF1), children's shows like Le Disney Club, TV games in 1990 and a literary panel discussion, Ex-Libris, hosted by France’s number one evening news anchorman, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor). Then Frederic Lepage managed the Documentaries Department of Télé Images.

* With the seminal Untamed Africa (1996), Frederic Lepage pionnered a new way of wildlife documentary making, working with director Laurent Frapat. This twelve hours series, received worldwide success in more than one hundred countries. Other series followed, making a magmum opus of almost sixty films and some of the greatest hits in nature films : Untamed Amazonia, Untamed Australia, Untamed Asia, Untamed America.

* Later, he wrote and produced The Blue Beyond, Super Plants, Genesis 2. Those works involve famous artists like Anggun, actors like John Hurt, Lambert Wilson and Pierre Arditi, Brian Cox, Tcheky Karyo, etc.

* In 2005, he wrote and produced "Burn Rome", a drama documentary film that takes us to the heart of Rome, in the times of Nero. For the production, a meticulous reconstruction of first century Rome was built in the Tunisian desert and included a cast of more than a thousand people.

* In 2008 and 2009, Frederic Lepage writes and produces "EXTINCTIONS", a very ambitious 6 hour international documentary series.

* "Sunny and the Elephant" is the first feature film of Frederic Lepage. It is an adventure film made for family audiences worldwide, and was shot in Thailand, in regions close to Burma [Une production MC4 / Studio Canal / France 2 Cinéma / Les productions Jean-Marc Henchoz / en association avec Canal+ et Téléclub] . It will be released worlwide during 2008. The original soundtrack was composed by Joe Hisaishi.

SUNNY AND THE ELEPHANT

A film by

Frederic Lepage

Direction

Olivier Horlait - Frederic Lepage

Screenplay

Frederic Lepage - Olivier Horlait

Dialogue

Frederic Lepage - David Aronson

Director of Photogaphy

Patrick Blossier, A.F.C.

Sound

Alain Curvelier

Costume designer

Adelaide Gosselin

Set Designers

Yves Brover - Chaiwan Chunsuttiwat

Film Editor

Serge Bourdeillettes

Sound Editing

Ludovic Escallier - Nicolas Dambroise

Sound Mixing

Bruno Tarriere

Music by

Joe Hisaishi

Produced by

MC4 / Studio Canal / France2 Cinéma Les Productions Jean-Marc Henchoz SA

in association with Canal+ and Teleclub

Miscellaneous

* In 1993 and 1994, Frederic Lepage has been one of the four experts commissioned by the French Minister of Communication to develop the project of the Learning Channel that is now known as France 5.
* Through his collaboration with Le Public Systeme group, Frédéric Lepage is one of the Manaus Festival organizers, since 2005. His company, FL CONCEPTS, is the advisor of several groups and institutions for their communication strategy.

Private life

Frédéric Lepage lives in Paris and Bangkok.

Frederic Lepage has become an expert of China and South-East Asia civilization. He is a member of the Siam Society

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