BACHIBOUZOUK is a production company established in 2015 by Laurent Duret. After graduating from ESRA, Laurent Duret began his professional career as a documentary director and production manager for Agat Films, Les Films d’Ici, Les Films à Lou, Image & Cie, Idéale Audience and Cargo Films among others. In 1998 he won the scriptwriting prize from the Hachette Foundation and the Emergence prize in 1999.
Since 2007 he has produced or co-produced numerous documentaries for Les Films d’Ici including “Turn Me On” by Marc Huraux and “Banana Kids” by Xia- oxing Cheng (2007), “Astroboy in Roboland” by Marc Caro (2008), “The Wild Life of Domestic Animals” by Dominique Garing (2009), “Lhamo, The Little Himalayan Girl” by Djana Schmidt, and “Hip- hop, The Furious Force Of Ryhmes” by Joshua Little Atesh (2010).
In 2012, he created Les Films d’Ici 2, with some partners, and produced “Fabienne Verdier: painting the moment” and “Elvis Costello: mystery dance” by Mark Kidel, “Nestlé, an Empire in Africa” by Judith Rueff , “Joséphine”, by Djana Schmidt, and “14, Dairies Of the Great War”, the international TV series of 8×52’ docudrama by Jan Peter and he created a collection of economic documentaries “Deciphering” (7×75’).
He also develops multi-platform projects such as “14, Breaking News” (Golden Fipa for transmedia projects 2014), “Nestle, An Empire on my Plate” by Judith Rueff, “Garedunord.net” by Claire Simon and a poetic app “I Can’t Wait” by Claire Sichez, an interactive animated short film. He also produces numerous films for institutions and museums such as the Musée du Quai Branly (exhibitions: Tatoueurs Tatoués, Cheveux Chéris, Kanaks, Sépik, L’Inca et le Conquistador, Marquises, Persona), the French Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo (35 films including 6 animated films on XL screens), the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, the Mémorial Jeanne d’Arc in Rouen, The Cité de l’Economie et de la Monnaie in Paris, Anticythere exhibition in Balsen Antiquity Museum.
And very recently, with Bachibouzouk, he produced Back to Bamako by Jacques Sarasin (Public Sénat, TSR), Sweet nothings by Antoine Bonnin and Djana Schmidt (a film about the sentimental life of mentally handicapped persons for France 3 – selected at « docs en régions » Figra 2017) The film is accompanied by quite an impressive social media plan www.legrandtestdelamour.com), Red Zone by Olivier Dubuquoy and Laetitia Moreau (France 3 Via Stella, Public Sénat, FIGRA 2017 – competition), The color line by Jacques Goldstein and Daniel Soutif (Arte), the web-series Black America (Florent de la Tullaye, Caroline Blache, Alain Mabanckou), the VR app Stage Stories (Festivals d’Aix, d’Avignon, Culturebox), the interactive short-film The big adventure of a little line (FIPA 2017) the VR HTC Vive app Kandinsky and the Musée Numérique of MicroFolie at La Villette/Sevran.