Nicolas Bary grows up in a family of musicians. He starts his film studies and working on movie sets at a very early stage. After having directed several short films, he converts the try at the age of 26, with his first feature film “Trouble at Timpetill”. The cast includes a troupe of young emerging actors, such as Adèle Exarchopoulos (Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival), supported by renowned actors like Carole Bouquet and Gérard Depardieu. Beyond its national success, the film is released in more than 35 countries and becomes a cult movie for its generation.
Nicolas then shoots his second feature called “The Scapegoat” (2013), adapted from Daniel Pennac’s famous novel, with Bérénice Bejo, Raphaël Personnaz, Emir Kusturica and Isabelle Huppert.
In 2017, he directs “The Little Spirou”, a poetic adaptation of the famous Belgium comics created by Tom & Janry, for which he works with a casting made of children and adults with a tender heart like Pierre Richard as the eternal grandfather.
Alongside his cinematographic career, Nicolas directs commercials and music clips for artists such as Vianney, who will compose and interpret the main title of his movie “The Little Spirou”.
Nicolas Bary likes to express himself in parallel and varied fields. He has created commercials and clips for artists such as Vianney who will compose and interpret the flagship title of his film “Little Spirou” or the Cats on Trees band.
He is currently developing with Calm, his fourth feature film, “The Sumo”, evoking the initiatory journey of a young man, leaving France for Tokyo to discover his destiny.