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Julie Billy

Julie Billy

France

Production

TFL

Decision Maker 2018
Decision Maker 2015
Decision Maker 2013

biography

Julie Billy studied film in NYC and international co-productions at La Fémis's Atelier in France and in Germany after working for Celluloid Dreams as a production assistant.
She has joined Haut et Court in 2010 and handled international co-productions such as Zero Motivation by Talya Lavie, The Kindergarden Teacher by Nadav Lapid and The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos as well as the production of A journey through China by Zoltan Mayer.

company profile

Haut et Court was founded in 1992 as an independent production and distribution company dedicated to creating international cinema of the highest quality.

Haut et Court has worked with eminent filmmakers from across the globe such as Tsai Ming Liang, Lars Von Trier, and Paul Greengrass to name but a few, and films produced by Haut et Court have been selected and awarded at countless international film festivals - among them: Laurent Cantet’s THE CLASS (Palme d’Or 2008); Alain Berliner’s MY LIFE IN PINK (Golden Globe Best Foreign Film 1998); COCO BEFORE CHANEL by Anne Fontaine (the most successful French film on the international market in 2009).

Haut et Court is in post-production for Dominique Rocher's first feature THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD, and will release LATIFA a feature documentary by Olivier Peyon and Cyril Brody in October 2017. Haut et Court is currently developing its first VR short film PASSENGER directed by Romain Chassaing.
Haut et Court coproduces also ambitious and festival winners European feature films such as THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER by Nadav Lapid, THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, A CIAMBRA by Jonas Carpignano and more to come : DUELLES by Olivier Masset-Depasse and THE COUNTY by Grímur Hákonarson.

Haut et Court has distributed more than 200 films including Paul Greengrass’ BLOODY SUNDAY, Hany Abu-Assad’s PARADISE NOW, Na Hong-Jing’s THE CHASER, and Bertrand Bonello’s L’APOLLONIDE, LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT by Thomas Cailley, SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore, the Oscar winner documentary CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras, the Oscar nominated TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade and more to come such as THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER by Yorgos Lanthimos, A GENTLE CREATURE by Sergei Loznitsa and RADIANCE by Naomi Kawase.

In 2007, the company created a television department and went on producing critically acclaimed series’ such as THE RETURNED for Canal +, International Emmy Awards for Best TV Series Award in 2013, BAFTA Awards nominated; THE LAST PANTHERS, BAFTA Awards nominated. The company also co-produced THE YOUNG POPE by Paolo Sorrentino.

Not only is Haut et Court a producer and distributor but it is also an exhibitor, having opened the Nouvel Odéon in Paris’ Latin Quarter in 2010 and Le Louxor in the north of Paris - a renovated cinema which was first opened in 1921, as well as 2 theatres outside Paris: L’Astrée in Chamonix and Sémaphore in Nimes.