Born in 1977, in Malta. Lives and works in Zebbug, Malta.
Pierre Ellul has worked in film and television for 14 years.
In TV he has produced and directed programmes, as well as having occupied various other capacities. He was head of production and operations for a Swedish satellite TV travel channel and has done work for TVM, NET TV, BBC, DW-tv (Germany) and ZDF. He also worked on foreign commercials, produced and/or directed corporate films, shorts and documentaries.
In feature film he has worked as an assistant director alongside the likes of Ridley Scott, Alfonso Cuaron, Wolfgang Petersen and Steven Spielberg. In 2006 he was nominated for a Directors Guild of America award for the film ‘Munich’ as part of Spielberg’s directorial team. Amongst other film credits, Pierre has worked on Gladiator, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven and Children of Men just to name a few.
Over the years Pierre has furthered his skills and knowledge of the industry by attending various training workshops and masterclasses in directing, script development, script writing and film financing. Pierre is Malta co-ordinator for EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), the leading European training programme for script development and film financing.
In 2007, Pierre set up the production company Falkun Films with the goal of producing creative documentaries and feature films together with European co-production partners.
Pierre produced, wrote and directed his first feature length documentary ‘Dear Dom’ about a very controversial ex-prime minister of Malta, Dom Mintoff. Falkun Films were awarded funds from the Malta Film Fund, which partly financed this project. The documentary was released in March 2012 in Maltese cinema theatres to a resounding success – it was a box-office hit and stirred a lot of discussion and controversy in Malta.
Shadows describes a journey of an individual. We meet the person in a state of isolation – vulnerable and fragile – engulfed in an inner world of darkness. However there is a shift in her frame of mind. She decides to fight against this feeling which pulls her down; her desire for change becoming stronger than the attraction for darkness she knew before. In the end she realizes that there is only one way forward and without hesitation she surges ahead. She embraces the beauty of life, without looking back.