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“EVERY NEW COMMERCIAL IS A LITTLE SHORT MOVIE !”, Shots.
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“THE BELGIUM DIRECTOR XAVIER MAIRESSE OR THE AMERICAN DREAM.”, MediaMarketing.

From intense emotions for Frigor to sexy comedies for SKYtv or Sedal, director Xavier Mairesse knows his blockbusters and lends a cinematic touch to all his commercials. 

 

A Belgian native, Xavier got his Masters in Journalism & Communications from the University of Brussels and began his career as an editor.

In his 20’s, he moved to Canada where he earned his stripes as an Assistant Director on American productions such as “Battlefield Earth” with John Travolta and Forest Whitaker, “The Whole Nine Yards” with Bruce Willis, “2001 A Space Travesty” with Leslie Nielsen, “La Veuve de St Pierre” with Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil and many more.

 

Xavier’s solid production skills came in handy when he returned to Europe to launch his directing career.

 

In 2002, Xavier wins the YOUNG WORLD DIRECTOR AWARD for first commercial at Cannes festival.

 

Mixing a narrative style with special effects and a cinematic look, he made a name for himself as one of the most interesting and spectacular directors in Europe.

 

In June 2013, Xavier becomes one of the most awarded directors and progressively approaches the top 20 best directors in the commercial industry.

 

After more than 350 commercials, and working with Hollywood stars like Robin Williams (SKYtv), Jeon Ji Jyun (Evergrande)… And famous sport stars like Zinedine Zidane or Rafael Nadal … Xavier Mairesse signed his first feature film with Protozoa Productions New York in January 2013.

 

His producers are the famous director Darren Aronofsky (BlackSwan, The Wrestler, Noa, Pi, Requiem for a Dream…) and Hollywood producer Scott Franklin.

 

He has been playing the piano for 26 years and composed many soundtracks for his own films.

 

Xavier’s inside knowledge of the nuts and bolts of filmmaking and his hands on approach in all aspects of a project are the key ingredients to create his polished “mini movies”.