Abel Kohen is a Paris based French writer-director with an extensive track record in animation and visual effects. Even in early childhood, his mind was dead-set on becoming a director, an ambition fuelled by a healthy obsession with film and video games.
After having graduated from Supinfocom in 2010, his graduation short film won numerous distinctions in festivals around the globe and a Vimeo Staff pick. From there, his endless curiosity pushed him to branch out into numerous fields, from art event organisation to photography, but always as complementary activities to his filmmaking craft.
He contributed to prestigious projects like compositing on Cartoon Network’s multi-Bafta winning show The Amazing World of Gumball and on Netflix’s Black Mirror, as well as directing product films for Nokia which created an instant buzz upon release. He’s also crafted short films which have been screened in festivals around the globe, and keeps a steady backlog of projects in development.
Both his eclectic sensibilities and attention to the fine balance of light, colour and motion have earned him a rising visibility in online creator circles, as shown by his animations going viral on Reddit, Imgur and Instagram.