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Thierry Donnard

Thierry Donnard | Switzerland

"Always be as close as possible to the athletes mentally and physically to be at the heart of the action in order to put the spectator in total immersion in their extreme universe."

Thierry Donard is above all a passionate and professional filmmaker and has always been fascinated by extreme sports. In the 1970's, when he was only 13 years old, Thierry made his first ski film. In 1978, he met Dick Barrymore, an American filmmaker and pioneer of action sports cinema in the United States, who changed his life. He joined his team and worked alongside him for 10 years. In 1996, he (re)launched the series "Nuit de la Glisse" with the intention of extending his films to cinemas and consolidated his project. His films are now part of one of the largest European extreme sports labels with the largest distribution network across Europe. The film production company he manages has produced over the last 10 years an impressive number of documentary films that belong to a real broadcaster category (Extreme Adventure / Documentary). In nearly 40 years, all the biggest names in extreme sports have appeared in front of Thierry Donard's cameras.

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