gachisby Alexandre Desane

Alexandre Desane is a French photographer, actor and dancer.

He has been developing a passion for breakdance since he was a teenager and joined a dance group. He travels to several countries to face dancers and improve his own style (Sweden, Spain, USA). Alexandre is a film photography fan and takes pictures in every city he visits. Back from his travels, he studies web development in Paris, works in web agencies and is curious to learn how to be an actor, he joined a dramatic art school over the same period.

He wrote, directed and edited his first short film "Beatboxe" which has been selected by many film festivals and screened at "la Cinémathèque Française". Alexandre is part of the Talents Cannes, for which he was selected on a national acting audition and was invited to Cannes Film Festival the same year. Thanks to this selection, he is part of the leading roles of a theater play in a National theater "La Cartoucherie". Alexandre is the leading role of the short film « To Repel Ghosts » directed by Philippe Lacote, acting as the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. The film is shot in Côte d’Ivoire and has been selected in several film festivals (TIFF, IFFR, Durban). Alexandre continues his collaboration with Philippe Lacote with a supporting role in the feature film "RUN" which premiered in Cannes Film Festival Official Selection "Un certain regard".

He takes advantage of all these shootings abroad to keep travelling and to keep shooting on film by creating series based on what he feels.

Back in France, Alexandre teamed up with the indie filmmaker Anaïs Volpé by acting in her film while also being her first assistant on her first crossmedia project "HEIS”, a feature film, a series and an art installation. The project was noticed by the press and several selections across the world. The art installation has been selected in many galeries (Rotterdam, London, Auxerre,...) and Alexandre worked on the scenography with Anaïs Volpé.

After all theses experiences and adventures, Alexandre is now working on personal long-term projects, he shoots exclusively on film. Some of its works has been published on Memento Magazine (NYC) and Grazia (Paris). He has been selected to attend a photography workshop by Emin Özmen and Cloé Kerhoas at Magnum Photos Agency in Paris to improve his visual storytelling skills.


  • 2018Magnum Photos Agency, Workshop - Paris
  • 2010 - 2011 Acting classes at "Laboratoire de l'acteur" and "Cours Florent" - Paris
  • 2006Two-year technical degree in Computer programming (BTS Informatique de gestion) - Paris
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