Christophe Navarre won a Young Director Award at Cannes for his first commercial. Far from a beginner at the time, Christophe had cut his teeth as a first assistant director on many worldwide campaigns in the US as well as collaborated on music videos for Bjork, Daft Punk, Beck and other visionary artists. Throughout his career, Christophe has continued to prove his impressive skills in post production and knack for beautifully conceptualized light-hearted comedy where the images make you smile as much as the punch line.
The Parisian director Christophe Navarre studied at the Sorbonne (University of Paris), where he got his diploma in Art History. He then worked at FCA and RSCG agencies.
He started as 1st AD in France and in the US (where he lived for a while), working on worldwide campaigns such as Nike, VW, Renault, Ford, Levi’s, Diesel, Orangina, and more. He also collaborated on music videos for the major artists U2, Bjork, REM, Daft Punk, and Beck.
He further developed his directorial skills while assisting numerous well-known directors, such as JB Mondino, S.Sednaoui, P.André, E.Ifergan, J.Camitz, G.Verbinsky, M.Venville. He also worked on the feature films of the famous French directors Jean-Jacques Beinex and Maurice Pialat.
In 2000, he joined Wanda Productions, where he started directing commercials and music videos. He won a Young Director award that year with his Bouygues film. He was then selected to be in the Saatchi Showcase with his Decathlon film, shown during the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. Then, in 2002, he organized his own Photos exhibition in Paris.
Christophe later joined Satellite/Propaganda in the US and directed the campaigns for brands such as Lexus, American Airlines, USDA, and Citibank. In Paris, he joined the production company, IRENE and RSA films.
Besides music videos, he directed the French campaigns of BMW, FNAC, Wanadoo, EDF, CIC, Société Generale, and Oxford, where he proved, once again, his impressive skills in post-production and comedy.