BROKEN PICTURES // NIKO BIKIALO // GREGORY DE MARIA //
Born and raised in Paris, Bikialo began studying piano and percussion at an early age. His approach to feature and documentary film scoring is an intensely personal one that involves total immersion of the self into the story, the cinematography and the mood of the project at hand.
After several years of composing, Bikialo decided to step behind the camera and direct his first short film. A brutally honest – yet often touching – depiction of a complex love triangle, ‘Rendez-Vous au tas de sable…’ deftly reveals the harsh realities that can drive erotic relationships.
His most recent project is ‘Got Monsters’, a short film that doubles as an extended music video for Keith Mina Caputo’s song of the same name. Exquisitely photographed by de Maria, ‘Got Monsters’ is a touching, starkly beautiful story about gender identity and self-acceptance that doesn’t shy away from the complexities therein.