Elliott LOUCIF is a hobbyist filmmaker. Born and raised in Algeria. Elliott later moved to Paris to study linguistics and computational engineering. Although his resume is quite unrelated to filmmaking, the latter has always been a fascinating subject. "Being dyslexic, I never understood how cameras work! shutter speeds, apertures and who knows what a RAW is? I never liked the technical side of this hobby. Every time a camera broke I swore I'd never buy another one. But I never kept that promise... I admire what we can produce out of these migraine inducing devices that kept me interested. I knew I would never have the talent in this field but I was drawn to it like a firefly". After many years of experimenting with photography, Elliott wanted to explore the world of videography. A world of overwhelming skills and an endless learning curve. Elliott LOUCIF came to the conclusion that the best way to learn is by doing. CHOUETTE is Elliott LOUCIF' debut documentary. "I'm so lucky that my first little project quickly turned into an international production". "It's a pure product of the Pandemic, we shot the documentary a year ahead and the pandemic allowed us to experiment with the editing".
Elliott's next documentary will be around a mysterious ancient language that is going extinct. "I love languages and polyglotism. We are witnessing an era of mass extinction of languages. Beautiful and complex languages are disappearing all over the globe. I may not be able to save a language, but I'll be there to document it".