Julien Landais is a French film director and actor; best known for his feature film debut THE ASPERN PAPERS , starring Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Golden Globe nominee Joely Richardson and Academy-award winner Vanessa Redgrave, with Academy award winner James Ivory on board as Executive producer.
He has previously directed short films, fashion films, commercials and music videos and has collaborated with major fashion brands and jewellers (Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Boucheron, Bulgari, Chopard...) to create unique looks for his films, that were featured on prestigious fashion magazines platforms like Vogue Italia, Madame Figaro or ASVOFF by Diane Pernet.
In 2010, he played the part of Christophe, alongside Emmanuelle Béart in Nous Trois directed by Renaud Bertrand. In 2011, he appeared as Maiwenn’s brother in her critically acclaimed film Polisse. He also played the leads in the short films he directed : Shakki (2012), a sci-fi short story opposite Daphne Guinness, Masque d’Or (2014) broadcast by Le Figaro, featuring a Samurai katana fight shot on location in the Grand Trianon of the Chateau de Versailles, inspired by Japanese Manga The Rose of Versailles and Saint Seiya, where he plays Anthony opposite actress Marie de Villepin. He also played in Inside Me (2014) with Nora Arnezeder and Camellias (2015) opposite French actresses Marie-Anne Chazel and Andrea Ferreol. In 2014, He directed Alain-Fabien Delon in Der Doppelganger for Vogue Italia, a tribute to Louis Malle's William Wilson.
He founded his own production company PRINCEPS FILMS and coproduced THE ASPERN PAPERS with Summerstorm Entertainment, to be released in the US by Cohen Media.