Nicolas Steil has directed five plays at the theater: Combats by Carlos Battle Jordà (2001), La Jeune Fille et la Mort by April Dorfman (2003), L’Affaire Suberville (2004), Table Rase by Jean-Louis Schlesser (2005) and Central Park West by Woody Allen (2007).
He collaborated as a writer on Andy Bausch’s Club des Chômeurs, Baby(A)lone directed by Donato Rotunno and his own first feature film, Réfractaire, released in 2009. The film has participated in more than thirty festivals international and won six awards. The Way to Happiness is his second feature film.
THE WAY TO HAPPINESS | FICTION FEATURE FILM | 2021
RÉFRACTAIRE | FICTION FEATURE FILM | 2009
Nicolas Steil launches his professional career in the 1980s as a print journalist. He carries out numerous field reports, particularly in Lebanon, which encourage him to become a television reporter. Thus, in 1983, he starts working for RTL TV, first as a reporter and later as television news presenter. He goes on to become director and producer of documentaries.
In 1986, he starts his own production company, IRIS PRODUCTIONS, by which he produces and directs documentaries, television programmes, as well as advertising films before moving towards the movies with the production of fictional feature and animation films, as well as documentaries.
Over the years, the IRIS GROUP has grown with subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany and France through Rezo Films.
Nicolas Steil has now produced and co-produced more than fifty films.