I am a half British, half French director based in London.
I believe that my childhood in Kuwait during the Gulf War is where I grew a real fascination for historical stories and a thirst for discovering the world’s variety of cultures.

My BA graduation film won the Student RTS and whilst still at uni I was hired to direct a Mini series of 11 animations for Bayard in Paris which was broadcasted  in Europe and Canada for 2 years.

Following that, I sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for over 7 months in order to direct a feature documentary “Savages in Foreign Lands” about the lost civilisation of the Guanches in the Canary Islands.
It was the first film to explore in depth this civilisation. 
The film distributed worldwide by ZED had a 2 week theatrical release and several TV broadcasts (DirectTV and VTV) as well as on the Archeology Channel in the USA.

Prior to that I also worked in the camera department for many productions such as BBC World, FOX, StarZ, ITV, S4C, Nissan... 

Overall I directed over a dozen short films and was part of a theatre group for about 10 years. I was also shortlisted to be part of the young jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.

In 2020 I graduated from the National Film and Television School with an MA in Directing Fiction.


Raphael and Florian Becette have co-founded UNSEEN MOTIONS LTD  to produce feature films and documentaries with the intention to focus on unexplored areas and subject matters around the world.


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