Pitof
Born
Jean-Christophe Comar

(1957-07-04) 4 July 1957 (age 64)
OccupationVisual Effects director, director, screenwriter
Years active1976–2009

Jean-Christophe "Pitof" Comar (born 4 July 1957) is a French visual effects supervisor and director notable for Vidocq and Catwoman.

Early life

Pitof was born Jean-Christophe Comar on 4 July 1957 in Paris, France. From an early age, he harboured an interest in photography. As a teenager, he built a photography studio in the basement of his parents' house and landed a job as a photographer's assistant.

Career

Pitof entered the film industry in 1976 as an assistant director and film editor. He branched out into visual effects in 1986 when he co-founded Duran Duboi, a post-production studio. He continued working as a visual effects supervisor and assistant director until 2001, when his directorial debut, the supernatural thriller film Vidocq was released. The film was notable for being the first motion picture to be shot using entirely digital cinematography.[citation needed]

In 2004, Pitof made his English-language debut with the Hollywood film Catwoman, starring Halle Berry and Sharon Stone. The film was critically panned,[1][2] and is considered one of the worst movies of all time, and Pitof was awarded the Razzie Award for Worst Director for the film.[3]

Pitof was set to direct the US-Chinese co-production Empires of the Deep although he eventually dropped out.[4][5]

Filmography

Director

Second unit director

Producer

Writer

Visual effects supervisor

Awards and accolades

2005
2001
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994

References

  1. ^ "Catwoman (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Catwoman Reviews". Metacritic.
  3. ^ "Halle's Feline Fiasco Catwoman and President's Fahrenheit Blunders Tie for 25th Razzie Dis-Honors". Razzies.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  4. ^ Puchko, Kristy. "Empires Of The Deep Trailer Reveals A Mermaid War Unlike Any Other". Cinemablend. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Empires of the Deep: The New Waterworld or How to Lose $130 Million…". 25 May 2013.