Born in France in 1981, Emmanuel Delabaere is one of the co-founder of CARNAGES -a collective of french directors and artists.
Between 2001 and 2012, he wrote, directed, edited and post-produced nine self-produced -and low-budget- shorts. In these films, he developed an highly visual universe -very influenced by the look and style of silent films- mixed with a taste for non-linear narrative and a very dark humor.
Shot during a period of 18 months, "They came from Mars!" (2007) is an ambitious tribute to B-movies (from flying saucers films of the 50's through Universal's monsters and serial of the 40’s). The film was selected in several festivals and projected during midnight screenings in France.
In the same vein "Hellmouth" (2011) and the awarded "Holocaust! The musical" are two fictitious trailers -respectively for a grindhouse horror-flick of the 70’s and an musical drama set during WW2.
During this period, he was also writer, cinematographer and sound recordist for many shorts produced by Carnages and directed five episodes of a very silly parody of "24" named "Sixty" (as the series takes place within one 60 minutes period) in which he played one of the leading characters.
To finance his films, he worked as a editor/motion designer for DVD and Blu-rays editors.
In 2015, he co-directed -with Adrien Dezalay and Simon Philippe- "The Red Drum Getaway" produced by Gump Studio. This Hitchcock/Kubrick mashup that -according to Time- "every cinephile always wanted but never knew it" is a public and a critical success on the internet.
Within Gump, he also co-directed and post-produced several ads for brand names -such as Lego- in which he developed his state for stop-motion.
In 2016, he directed "Silent Night", his first professional short. Selected in several festivals, this dark story of a man who kidnap Santa Claus won the Best Christmas Film Award at the Alternative Film Festival (Toronto) and has been nominated for The Best Storyteller category at the Wayward Film Festival (LA).
His future projects include a feature film inspired by his short “Silent Night” and "1984" -an eccentric and musical adaptation of Georges Orwell's masterpiece set in the eighties.