Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

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Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo
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Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo in 2011
Born1975 (Bustillo)
1978 (Maury)
Years active2007–present

Julien Maury (born 1978 in Paris) and Alexandre Bustillo (born 1975 in Saint-Cloud, France) are French filmmakers[1] who work together on their projects. They list their influences as Dario Argento, Roman Polanski, Clive Barker and John Carpenter.[2][3]

Julien Maury graduated from l’École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle. He worked for French television before directing documentaries, music videos and short films. Alexandre Bustillo graduated from l’Université de Paris XIII with an M.A. in cinema.[4] The two met each other through a mutual friend.[5]

Their first film was Inside, a controversial horror film about a pregnant woman stalked by a madwoman who wants her child for herself. Both men co-directed and Bustillo wrote the script. The film was cited as an example of the new wave of French horror films and was a critical success that brought international attention on Maury and Bustillo.[citation needed]

After the success of Inside, Maury and Bustillo were attached to at separate times to Halloween II, the sequel to Rob Zombie's remake of John Carpenter's Halloween as well as the remake for Clive Barker's Hellraiser. In both cases, they left the project.[citation needed]

Their subsequent film Livid was released 2011. The film was initially intended to be Bustillo and Maury's English-language debut and shot in the United Kingdom but they moved to a lower-budget French production after they found that they were losing creative control over their story.[6] The two are also set to do a segment on Paris, I'll Kill You, a horror film anthology set in Paris, France.[7]


Feature films[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Directors Writers
2007 Inside Yes Yes Won the "Carnet Jove Jury Award", the "Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation" and the "Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver" at the Sitges Film Festival
2011 Livid Yes Yes
2014 Among the Living Yes Yes
2017 Leatherface Yes

Other works[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes
Directors Writers
2003 Pizza Hunt Yes Yes Maury only; also credited as cinematographer and producer
2005 Pedro! Pizza Delivery Man Yes Yes Maury only; also credited as cinematographer and producer
2014 X is for Xylophone Yes Yes short segment from ABCs of Death 2


  1. ^ "Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg".[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Julien Maury: Inside Man". Archived from the original on 2010-12-02.
  3. ^ "A Blood Soaked Interview with the Inside (À L'Intérieur) Directors".
  4. ^ "tiff.net - 2011 films - Livid". Archived from the original on 2011-10-23.
  5. ^ "Interview: Julien Maury".
  6. ^ "From the Vault: 'Livide' Interview with Julien Maury". Archived from the original on 2012-12-11.
  7. ^ Alyse Wax. "'Paris, I'll Kill You' Lands a Truckload of Talent".

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