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eric neveux

composer

PORTRAIT

 

Determined to become a musician from a young age, Eric Neveux was 25 when he first met director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women ...), who had just graduated from the FEMIS Film School. Eric then composed the score for his first medium-length film Regarde la Mer followed by his first feature film Sitcom.

At the same time, Eric had become fascinated by the music originating from Bristol (the Downtempo scene) and it was under the name “Mr Neveux” that he released his first cinematic sounding album, Tuba, with the British label Cup of Tea Records.

1997: his first collaboration with Patrice Chéreau on his film Those Who Love Me Will Take the Train – 1997 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection – was decisive. It was the start of a long collaboration with the director, with whom he reunited for the film Intimacy – 2001 Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear award – and then with the film Persecution – 2009 Venice Mostra –. This confirmed Eric’s place in film music.

2016 : Eric has composed original music for 55 feature films, as well as a number of scores for TV films and series.

Following the line traced by his work with François Ozon and Patrice Chéreau, he continues to favour independent films that are both original and demanding. Eric has completed original scores for several films by director Rachid Bouchareb, including the first two parts of his American trilogy, Just Like a Woman (2013) with Sienna Miller and Golshifteh Farahani, Two Men In Town (2014) with Forest Whitaker and Harvey Keitel, and La Route d'Istanbul (2016), both of which were chosen for the Berlin Film Festival's official selection. To further illustrate his passion for independent films, one could also name The Attack by Ziad Doueiri (presented in competition at Toronton and Telluride), La Vie Domestique by Isabelle Czajka or La Tête Haute by Emmanuelle Bercot (2015 Cannes Film Festival’s opening Film).

Eric has recently extended his “playground” to include more popular films, such as Nicholas on Holiday by Laurent Tirard, as well as Un Homme à la Hauteur (starring Jean Dujardin), by the same director. Eric has also collaborated with Tom Fontana on his TV series Borgia (2013 and 2014), starring John Doman and Mark Ryder (Canal+, Netflix USA), and composed the music for the 6 seasons of the French TV series Un Village Français (2009-2016) currently broadcasted on MHz Network in the US.