Julien Meunier is a French-born film director and photographer. He was born in 1976 in Paris, France. He studied at the University of Paris VIII and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where he specialized in film and photography.
Meunier's career began as a photographer. He created a number of art projects and exhibited his work in numerous galleries in France and abroad. His photographs have also been featured in international publications such as Vogue, Grazia, and Dazed & Confused.
In 2004, Meunier made his directorial debut with the short film “La Nuit,” which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. He has since directed numerous short films, music videos, and commercials. His work has been showcased in festivals such as Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, and the Berlinale.
Meunier’s award-winning feature film, “Ce Que Le Jour Doit A La Nuit” (What the Day Owes the Night), was released in 2008. The film was nominated for two Cesar Awards and won the audience award at the Montreal Film Festival.
Meunier has also written and directed a number of operas and plays, including “Le Malade Imaginaire” (The Imaginary Invalid) and “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince). He has also directed the television series “Engrenages” (Spiral) and “Tunnel.”
Meunier has collaborated with a number of prestigious brands, including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Sephora, and Dior. He has also directed campaigns for the French luxury goods company LVMH.
Meunier’s work has been recognized worldwide. He has been awarded the Cesar Award for Best Director, the Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, and the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Meunier continues to work as a photographer, director, and commercial filmmaker. He is currently based in Paris.