Amélie Ravalec is a London-based documentary & VR director, video editor and colourist. She is currently developing Art & Mind, a three-part project exploring the history of madness, psychiatry and the unconscious through the lens of art in a documentary, an immersive VR experience and an art exhibition.
She co-founded the VR production company Circle Time, based in Paris and London, with clients including Musée d'Orsay, Opéra de Paris, SNCF and FNSEA. Amélie is also editing the VR feature film Fan Club, starring Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz and Denis Lavant, expected for release late 2018.
Amélie has also been working as a freelance video editor and colourist for the last nine years in London, Paris, Melbourne, Brussels and Berlin, working for many prestigious clients in advertising, documentary, virtual reality, fiction, corporate, TV, politics, music and fashion.
Her latest documentary Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay traces the origins of Industrial music, from the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene. Industrial Soundtrack opened theatrically May 2015 with over 130 screenings in 30 countries, and was acquired by ARTE TV in 2017. The film was featured in The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Vice, Pitchfork, Fact and The Wire.
Ravalec’s debut film Paris/Berlin: 20 Years Of Underground Techno documents the underground movement of techno through the lens of two very different cities, from secret Parisian parties to Berlin’s infamous Berghain club. Paris/Berlin was released in 2012 in 18 countries and won the Festival Pick Award at Sydneys Fringe Festival in 2013. It was hailed as “one of the classic documentaries of music journalism”.