Joachim Besançon is a French filmmaker currently based between Paris and New York City.
Born in Paris in 1995 and mainly raised in Normandy, he grew up in a very artistic environment immersed in painting, sculpture, music, literature and cinema. As a “natural side effect of chronic boredom”, he developed an intense passion for cinema at a very young age and began making short films at the age of 12.
After studying at Sciences Po Paris, where he specialized in Communication, Joachim worked for a number of different production companies, most notably at Canal+ as an assistant director/editor and Pathé in the writing department.
He’s currently an MFA candidate at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Film Program, where he is a scholarship recipient.
Deeply influenced by Hitchcock, Henri-Georges Clouzot and Kiyoshi Kurosawa, his work focuses mainly on dark comedy, suspense and the macabre.