About Stéphanie Joalland
Originally from France, Stéphanie holds a Masters in Business from Audencia Nantes. She began her career in story development at TF1 International and Canal Plus, worked as a story editor on TF1 animated series such as Emmy-nominated Pet Aliens, wrote live-action TV scripts, created a Sci-Fi animated series for Luc Besson’s Europa Corp for Canal Plus: Valerian & Laureline based on the comics.
After directing short films in France she moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking at UCLA, graduated in 2008 then set up a UK-based production company Frenzy Films with fellow UCLA alumnus Sean McConville. In 2014 she wrote, directed and produced her first feature The Quiet Hour starring Dakota Blue Richards and Karl Davies which premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, was nominated for Best British Film at Raindance, Best International Film at Sofia Film Festival, won Best Feature at Kansas City Filmfest, showcased at Newport Beach, premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK, and sold to multiple territories including the U.S.
She's currently pre-producing Sean McConville’s upcoming thriller The Last Moon to be filmed spring 2018 while also developing her sophomore film, Ice, a contained science-driven sci-f thriller.
Stéphanie’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative in NYC. She works as an advisor and mentor on the Raindance MA Film Program in association with Staffordshire University in England.
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