Producer / Author / Director
Alexis Lavillat Faux air
When he was 7 years old, Alexis drew fake volumes of Tintin that he filed next to the real volumes on his bookshelves, convinced that his Magnetic Lemon, entirely colored in marker (without going over the lines!), would amaze his friends. At 15, he published his first drawings and comics in national reviews. At 17, he dropped out of the Angouleme Beaux-Arts to earn a living in animation, first as a decorator, then as a story boarder, as a designer, a writer and finally as a director three years later.
In 1994, he decided to strike off on his own and created La Machine, a company that developed and executive produced series, videos and commercials, always in animation.
In 2002, he tackled production by founding N O R M AA L animation. Since then, Alexis has alternately (or simultaneously) worked as a graphic author, designer, screenwriter, director…but always producer on 15 animated series broadcast in France and around the world.
Head of Business Development & International Sales
Marc DhramiMarc Dhrami began his career in animation in 1998 at Studio Dargaud-Marina as post-production supervisor and joined Millimages in 2000 as head of operations, later moving up to head of productions in 2005.
He is recruited by Gaumont Animation as head of financing and co-productions in 2011 and then takes on the role of head of production adding studio operations and production to his co-production responsibilities. He recently joined N O R M AA L as head of business development and international.
Damien Lévy The other Snoopy
After having studied animation at Atelier API, in 2009 Damien Lévy then got his first post with N O R M AA L as lay-out man for the series GASTON.
His multi-talented abilities allowed him to quickly accumulate technical experiences, so much so that Damien soon saw himself attributed many delicate tasks as well as many very difficult posts. Whether on a shoe-string budget or with the tightest of deadlines… Damien was always up to the task! And so a vocation was born: he began by managing small-scale teams before then quickly becoming part-time project manager (12 hour days), before in 2013 gaining the overriding responsibility of manufacture at the N O R M AA L studios in Paris and Angoulême.
His title as Line Producer means that Damien can finally enjoy his passion for petits fours. Between two mouthfuls, he supervises the establishment and monitors production budgets and schedules, teams, and technological choices for each new aminated series.
Financial Director and Administrator
Antonio Velasco Beach rider
After studies in accounting and 5 years within a chartered accountancy firm, Antonio Velasco entered the audiovisual and cinematographic sector, first as a production director, and then financial director.
He established his very own consultancy firm, named Téléciné France Conseil, dedicated to seeking funding, tax credit consultancy and administrative management of entertainment industry employees.
Since 2002 he has held the post of financial director at N O R M AA L animation, a company which today produces 3 to 4 series per production cycle (around 2 years), and employs between 80 and 150 people each month.
He is also manager of the S T A N D AA R D studio which specialises in dubbing and sound post-production, as well as Studio Pygmalion, a training and coaching centre for professional actors.
Technical Director / Editor
David Sauve Mc Gyver
From 1992 to 2003, David Sauve has been a giant of TV post-production. Having successively held posts as editor, special effects manager, maintenance engineer, and technical director, he has worked in various companies (PEV Associates / Toutenkartoon / Ramses) specialising in institutional films, documentaries, advertisements, programmes and series.
He specialises in animation post-production and has developed this expertise over many animation series produced by major French studios such as Xilam, Ellipsanime, Télé Images Kids, Marathon, Dupuis audiovisuel and N O R M AA L.
In 2003 the employees of Ramses took over the company and created Ramses 2, a company which was directed by David for 4 years. He continued to bolster collaboration with animation studios until 2013, when he joined N O R M AA L becoming Technical Director, responsible for the laboratory and for post-production.
Director / Animator / Inventor
Nicolas Guilloteau Still here !
Nicolas Guilloteau got into animation by the back door at just 17 years old. His art teacher left him in front of a studio with a simple instruction, “if you manage to do something with him he’s all yours, I give up… Do not forget to feed him twice a day and water from time to time”. Nicolas found a chair in the corner of the room and after six months of drawing characters and decor caught the attention of his studio directors who asked him to get involved.
And his career was underway; the near autism from which Nicolas suffered turned out to be an extraordinary opportunity to plunge him into the heart of the After Effects digital animation sector undergoing a vast expansion. He soon became one of the pioneering beta testers.
In 2004, he joined N O R M AA L as designer and animator at France Truc and continued to perfect the 2D digital animation technique. Afterwards, he was entrusted with supervision, both artistic and technical, of digital characters developed by the studio productions.
In 2013, he understood that he had a wife and 7 year old child and finally accepted to move to direction for the Allô series, in Ninou!. Since 2010, Nicolas Guilloteau has also been a guest lecturer at the E.M.C.A. in Angoulême where he trains students in 2D digital animation, since now, for better or for worse, he can talk !
Director / Animator / Storyboarder
Jonathan Mesner Toon addicted
A native of Marseille, Jonathan Mesner jetted off at 15 years old to live in the southern hemisphere and discovered New Caledonia and Australia. Having caught the bug at a very early age due to his father being a photographer, he refined his own sensitivities after coming into contact with many different cultures.
He returned to France in 2002 to get his bachelor’s degree in Art and in parallel to follow a programme of study in electro-acoustics at the conservatory. During this training, Jonathan accumulated many experiences in the audiovisual sector taking part in concerts, photographic exhibitions, or interactive installations. However, he had a clear preference for animation, and in 2006 decided to join the E.M.C.A. in Angoulême so as to perfect his practice in this discipline.
In 2009, he joined N O R M AAL as an animator, and then chief storyboarder and assistant director before in 2014 directing the series S H A ZZ A M super 2000.
Composer / Musician
Féloche Badass electro
Composer / Musician
Laurent Bauer Do, ré, mi...
David Coquard-Dassault Ars gratia artis
Composer / Musician
Denis Cadiou Electro guy
Barbara Weber Scaff
Actress / Voice Casting & Management
Barbara Weber Scaff The voice
At 20 years old, Barbara left the USA and her native New Jersey, landing in France, set on studying mime with the great Marcel Marceau. France became her home from home, and she found her great love… the voice!
Barbara the Mime took a deep breath and dared to play and sing, and she started on stage in Les Misérables at Mogador Theatre and then moved on to produce several musical shows.
In the 2000s, Barbara was on our cinema screens in major French films such as Bon Voyage by J.P. Rappeneau or Arthur & the Invisibles by Luc Besson where she was responsible for the acting and voice of many animated characters. Following this experience, Barbara then specialised in animation and lends her talent to around twenty or so international television series.
Barbara Weber Scaff directs casting and English-language versions of N O R M AA L productions.