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Sylvain Caron (english version)

While Sylvain started off as a fishmonger, he then trained as a physicist at the leading French engineering school Ecole Polytechnique. After his one year military training and a six-month internship as a prison guard, he did some research at Harvard University and at the University of Cambridge. He then worked as a management consultant for CAC40 companies for two years before deciding life was too short to waste it doing what you hate. He explored the TV and movie industry, trying various positions from first assistant to set photographer in the US, while honing his skills as a writer, his true passion. He studied screenwriting for series at La Femis, and has now written on multiple French TV shows such as Balthazar (season 3 and 4), La chance de ta vie (RTS). In his writing, Sylvain aims at delivering a highly entertaining content while exploring deeper human questions, ranging from social, political issues to more intimate matters such as familial dynamics. For instance’ Pharma’, an 8x1h thriller / drama series he’s currently developing, explores the question of corruption inside a powerful family at the head of one of the biggest French pharmaceutical companies. Entertainment and meaning are key to Sylvain’s work. His favorite genres are the drama and the thriller (‘Pharma’, ‘Lost River’ , ‘Haunted’, ‘Gone for good’) – but he also loves to explore other genres (cop shows, horror, action, comedy,…). He  is currently co-creating with Franck Gastambide and leading the writing of ‘The Cage’ , a drama/competition series 6×45′ for a platform, co-creating with Eugénie Dard and Elsa Vasseur the 6×52′ thriller series ‘Lost river’ for TF1, and adapting Camilla Lackberg’s novels into a series for a leading French broadcaster and a platform.

Curriculum vitae

Current Projects

Series

Greenlit

THE CAGE (Netflix)

6×45′

Drama / sport series

Head writer

Co-creator with Franck Gastambide (director/creator of ‘Validé’, most-viewed all-time Canal+ series)

To be shot early 2023

Production: Mandarin

 

ANAON (Disney+)

8x1h

Fantasy drama / teen series

Co-creator with Bastien D’Artois and Elsa Vasseur

Production: Tetra media

 

LOST RIVER (TF1)

6x1h

Thriller / drama limited series

Co-creator with Elsa Vasseur and Eugénie Dard

To be shot early 2023

Production: Terence films

 

CAMILLA LACKBERG’S ADAPTATION (for leading French broadcaster)

6x1h

Cop / drama series – adaptation of Camilla Lackberg’s novels into series (30 million books sold)

Head writer

To be shot mid-2023

Production: JLA and Wild Sheep Content

 

Under development

PHARMA

8x1h

Thriller / drama series

Production: Ego production

 

HAUNTED

6x1h

Fantasy thriller limited series

Production: Tetra media

Filmography

Series

BALTHAZAR (most-viewed French series upon release)

season 3 and 4 (TF1)

8x1h cop / drama series

Arch writer and Episode writer (5 episodes)

Production: Beaubourg stories

 

LA CHANCE DE TA VIE (RTS)

8x1h drama / comedy series

Arch writer

Series created by Poymiro and Elkaïm (who adapted ‘Betipul’ in France)

 

GONE FOR GOOD (Netflix)

5x1h thriller / drama series adapted from Harlan Coben’s novel by Poymiro and Elkaïm

Arch consultant

Production: Calt

 

MOTOR NATION (Blackpills)

10×10′ American drama series

Writer and creator

 

 

Cinema

THE MAESTRO

American independent drama feature film shot in LA, directed by Adam Cushman.

2nd unit director

 

 

EDUCATION

Languages

French, native

English, fluent (2 years+ in UK/US for work / studies)

 

Studies

La femis

Writing and creating series

 

Masterclass

Hagai Levi

John Yorke

Nicola Lusuardi

Jack Walter’s acting class

Marc Herpoux

 

University of Cambridge

MPhil in advanced chemical engineering

 

Harvard University

Research internship on hyper hydrophobic surfaces

 

Ecole Polytechnique

Master and engineer degree

One year military training

 

 

Others Jobs

Script doctoring 

 

Teacher at La Femis, series writing 

 

The Boston consulting Group

Management consultant 2011-2013 for CAC40 companies

 

Bois D’Arcy prison

6 months internship as a prison guard, part of military training (ended up doing 20 days in military days myself)

 

 

Interests

Guitar and ukulele player, singing

Crossfit 

Comfort food cooking