He grew up in Paris suburbs. He wrote and edited the first movie he directed, in 1995: Etat des lieux was nominated for César of best first film and shown in international festivals like Avoriaz, Sarasota for example. He won Cyril Collard Prize in 1996. He directed two other movies he also wrote and edited: Ma 6-t va crack-er and De l’amour, shown in Cannes and other festivals. He produced two albums with 2 Bal -2 Neg. He produced KRS-One, B-Real etc Assaut sur le central 13 is his first American film. In 2008, he directed L’instinct de mort and L’ennemi public n°1, with Vincent Cassel.