Aurélien Bodinaux

Aurélien Bodinaux
CEO / Producer

Aurélien Bodinaux was born on 28 June 1968 in Liège and was raised in Brussels, Belgium.

After graduating with a diploma in Acting from the Superior National Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS), he then attended the University of New Orleans in the United States where he obtained a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Communication and an MFA (Master in Fine Arts) in Film Production.

Upon completion of his studies, he lectured at the same university for one year. Subsequently, he worked for three years as a financial consultant for Arthur Andersen in California. He also directed several short films such as the acclaimed Love Is Passing By with the trumpeter Nicolas Payton.

Upon his return to Europe in 2000, he started working as a Production Manager and Director of Development. Then in 2002, he created an independent production company: Neon Rouge Production. With this structure, he developed, produced and directed feature fiction and documentary films, and he continues to do so.

He regularly attends seminars and conferences, such as Entrepreneurs of European Audiovisual (MEDIA-EAVE), EURODOC or AFRICADOC. He is an educator for international organizations such as APEFE, CIRTEF, Africalia or the International Film Festival of Namur's (FIFF) workshop ‘From Script to Screen’.

He is also a lecturer at prominent universities in Belgium: his alma mater INSAS, as well as at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

As an audiovisual expert, he notably led Cinetoile a European project for promotion and distribution of African Cinema in Africa, and he is a member of the Selection Committee for the Film Commission of the French Community of Belgium.