Sophie Gateau studied architecture and art history before focusing on graphic design and film direction at the Parisian School Ecole des Arts De?coratifs.
Her first short film, I love Paris, was exhibited at the Sonar Festival in Paris and Barcelona, and published in the book A+A: Architecturanimation.
Sophie began her career in the French fashion industry, after being recruited by designers to create stunning live action and design-driven runway films. Her sense of design and art direction can be directly traced to her early experiences in fashion and architecture.
As a graphic artist, Sophie was recruited to work on top-tier feature films like The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Alexander the Great, and Wong Kar Wai?s 2046.
As a commercial and music video director, Sophie effortlessly mixes visual effects and live action in deftly technical spots.
In 2007, Gateau was selected by SHOOT magazine to the New Directors Showcase and identified by Boards magazine as a “Director to Watch.”