Born in 1967, director Pierre Laffargue studied fine arts, video, computer graphics and cinema aesthetics. With his company Le Spectre he was a multimedia pioneer, developing and directing content for the Web and television in drama, animation and game formats. In real life, his heroes are Jacques Tourneur and Chet Baker, Brian de Palma and Clifford Brown. He prefers action movies to movies without any action. Black is his first full-length feature for cinema. On good days, he also plays the trumpet, but not like the cool cats above, unfortunately.