About the director
Stéphanie Gillard was born in 1973 in Paris, after studying Law, she pursues a film degree at ESAV in Toulouse, and starts working as un assistant director and production assistant. Thereafter, she produced and directed her first documentary Une Histoire de Ballon, about the Meeting Point of Oral Tradition ans Soccer Culture in Cameroon (aired on : ARte, TV5, France Ô, NHK; Étoile de la SCAM 2007; Special Jury Price at the International Sports Films Festival -- Palermo 2007). She makes a second documentary in 2009, in coproduction with France Ô called Les Petits Princes des Sables (aired on TV5, RTBF; Special Jury Mention for Documentary at the International Pan-African Film Festival of CAnnes 2009; 2nd Jury Price at the Caméra des Champs Film Festival 2010). Stéphanie Gillard continues to develop documentaries while working as a journalist and editor. The Ride is her first feature documentary which will be theatrically released.
- Director Stéphanie Gillard