Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France in 1962, Gilles Cayatte was first tempted by cinema, but was very quickly caught up by the real world. He has worked in all areas of television as chief editor, special effects editor, cameraman, journalist, editor-in-chief, producer, and finally as a filmmaker.

His work is eclectic, from aeronautics to sport, from sociology to politics to the denunciation of injustices, wars and repression.

After having directed 56 documentaries around the world, he now directs television series. Elected to Scam’s Board of Directors, he is involved in defending filmmakers and journalists rights.

He has three daughters and lives in Paris.