Benjamin Crotty & Fanny Taillandier

Filmmaker & Writer, United States & France

  • Benjamin Crotty +

    Benjamin Crotty was born in 1979 in Spokane, Washington. He studied painting at Yale University and film and video at Le Fresnoy – Studio National. Since then, his work has been shown in numerous festivals such as BFI London, Rotterdam, TIFF and NYFF, and in institutions including MoMA, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and Tate Modern.

    His first feature film, Fort Buchanan, had its world premiere at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival before distribution by Norte in France and Grasshopper in the US. His most recent short film The glorious acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin premiered at the 2018 Locarno Film Festival where it won the Fundación Casa Wabi – Mantarraya Award.

    He was a resident at the Villa Medici - French Academy in Rome in 2019/2020.

  • Fanny Taillandier +

    Fanny Taillandier, born in 1986, grew up in parisian suburbs. Professor of litterature and urban planner, she currently works with the archtiectural experimental collective « La Preuve Par 7 » launched by Patrick Bouchain. Her written work is at the crossing of fiction and documentary and pays a special attention to geography, landscapes, human buildings, and politics. She collaborates in several magazines and revues such as MouvementAudimatFixxion

    In 2020, she was a fellow in Villa Medicis – Académie de France à Rome. In 2021, two books are to be published, a noir novel and a documentaire about Anthropocene in the South of France.

    She also published Les Confessions du monstre (2013), Les Etats et empires du lotissement Grand siècle (2016), and Par les écrans du monde (2018). 

Photo from "The glorious acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin" by Benjamin Crotty

Project description

Benjamin Crotty will be working on a feature film scriptwriting project based on a lawsuit undertaken by a candidate of a reality TV game show in the early 2000s against a TV channel.

During her residency at the Camargo Foundation, Fanny Taillandier will collaborate with Benjamin Crotty and his co-writer Naïla Guiget on the writing as a consultant. 

They are in residence at the Camargo Foundation from December 8 to 22, 2020.