CYRIL MORIN (Director)
Cyril Morin started working as a director after a successful international career as a film composer with more than 100 soundtracks to his credit. His music has won awards at numerous festivals and received critical acclaim from the international press. Among many honors, he was nominated for a European Film Awards and for a World Soundtrack Award. His credits include the TV series BORGIA and the films by acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis.
After producing and directing several music video, he directed the short film The Application Café shot in the Californian desert, a sci-fi tribute to European directors such as Antonioni and their mythological interpretation of America.
In 2014, he released The Activist, a thriller that he wrote and directed, about American political unrest and Native Americans at Wounded Knee. The film won awards at the Sedona, Tenerife, and Red Nation film festivals. It also received two Henri Langlois awards in France. The Activist was named one of the top 10 essential Native American films by Indian Country Today.
In 2015, he released Hacker’s Game, a love story between two hackers, starring Pom Klementieff (Spike Lee's Old Boy, Guardian of the Galaxy 2) and Chris Schellenger (Paul Schrader's The Canyons). This film swept four Indie Fest Film Awards.
His next film, NY84, released in 2016, is inspired by the artists and music of the 1980s, and takes a look at the beginnings of the AIDS crisis in New York.
In 2017, Cyril Morin compiles his three feature films in a bluray pack titled “An American Trilogy” (3 features about 3 American tragedies). Released worldwide along with a documentary to provide an amazing in-depth look at the filmmaker’s concept behind the project.
Cyril Morin has several projects in development in the United States and Europe.
2014: The Application Cafe (short film), director, writer, producer.
The Activist (feature film), director, writer, producer.
2015: Hackers Game (feature film), director, writer, producer. Serious Fun / Paul Newman (Commercial), director, writer.
2016: Mitterrand The American (TV documentary), co-producer Chirac The American (TV documentary), co-producer NY84 (feature film) director, writer, producer
2017: An American Trilogy ( 3 fictions + documentary), director, writer, producer ; A Couple (feature film) director, writer (in development)
Drama | U.S./France | 2015 | Color | 80 minutes | English
Cast: Sam Quartin, Chris Schellenger (The Canyons), Davy J. Marr (Boardwalk Empire)
Produced by MEDIA IN SYNC
Writer/Director: Cyril Morin
Cinematography: Romain Wilhelm
Music: Fabien Waltmann
NY84 Directed by Cyril Morin
Three young artists and lovers, Kate, Anton, and Keith, live carefree in the New York art scene of the early 1980s. They party, photograph, paint, sing, and play their way through the clubs and lofts of Alphabet City. The party ends in 1984 when Anton and Keith contract a mysterious illness known as the “gay cancer.” What follows is an intimate glimpse into their creative and emotional lives as the trio loses their youth and innocence.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
~ Big Apple Film Festival New York
~ Saint Louis Film Festival (USA)
~ Paris Independent Film Festival
~ The Henri Langlois Awards