Aurélien Bodinaux was born on June 28th 1968. He was raised in Liège, Belgium.
After graduating from the Brussels’ Superior National Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS) in acting, Aurélien obtained a bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Arts) in communication and a master’s degree (Master of Fine Arts) in film production at the University of New Orleans in the United States.
After his graduation, Aurélien worked as a lecturer at the same university for a year. During the following three years, he did financial consulting for Arthur Andersen in California. Furthermore, he directed several short films, such as the acclaimed film C’est l’amour qui passe (Love is passing by), starring the trumpeter Nicolas Payton.
Aurélien came back to Europe in 2000 and founded an independent film production company, Neon Rouge Production. He develops, produces and directs documentaries, fiction films and theater projects.
Furthermore, Aurélien works as an audiovisual expert. He is head of the European project CINETOILE and he is member of the film selection committee of the French Community of Belgium. He gives writing and film direction courses for the International Film Festival of Namur (FIFF).