Philippe G. Brunot

Philippe G. Brunot

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Philippe G. Brunot is an independent filmmaker born on the island of Madagascar. Of French origins, Philippe was raised in Madagascar and the U.S., before receiving his BA from San Francisco State University with a Cinema Studies degree. He currently focuses on documentary filmmaking.

Kenya and Tanzania, then Thailand and Vietnam, Philippe set out to discover exotic worlds and cultures. He notably documented a discreet centuries-old profession, that of the gem seeker. After a feature film produced and directed on the subject, Philippe became passionate about these men and women of courage and exceptional character that we most often encounter in such nations on the rise.

Lately, Philippe documented the art of painting with gemstones: Gem Painting

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SydneysBuzz (June 2021) – Philippe G. Brunot’s ‘Gem Painting’ Wins Best Short Doc at Paris Film Festival

Sud Ouest (June 2021) – “Gem painting”, documentaire de globe-trotters aquitains, triomphe au festival de Paris

Katerina Perez (June 2021) – Gemstone Paintings: An Underappreciated Art Form

National Jeweler (June 2021) – This Documentary About ‘Gem Painting’ Just Won an Award

Vincent Pardieu (Aug. 2020) – “From Follow the Zebra to Follow a dream”, a gemology webinar with Philippe Brunot

The Jewellery Editor (Oct. 2015) – Quest for the flawless tanzanite

World Policy Journal (June-2015) “Follow the Zebra”: An Interview with Philippe Brunot

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