Mathieu Le Lay is a film director and cinematographer based in the French Alps. His work is authentic, geographically diverse, visceral, and yet consistently visually stunning and poetic. After he graduated in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Salford (UK), he combined his love for nature, cinema and wildlife and studied at IFFCAM, the French wildlife film school.
Since 2008, he has made films that tell stories of the interaction between humans and nature, inspiring people to connect with our natural world. Beyond the use of natural lights to create evocative atmospheres, Mathieu has developed creative and technical skills to shoot documentaries, in some of the harshest environments and most hard-to-reach environments of our planet. He works on subjects that drive him to bring emotional and visual depth to his films. His work has been recognised at international film festivals focused on nature, mountain, wildlife and adventure.