Xavier Ruiz

Xavier Ruiz (born 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a Swiss film director and producer. From 1992 to 1994, he studied at ESRA (Ecole supérieure de réalisation audiovisuelle) in Paris and obtained a BTS in production. Then, he took classes from the workshop AVID, Video and Arts - New York in 1995. Meanwhile, from 1992 to 1999, he produced and line-produced a dozen short films, such as Perfect Day by Reza Rezaï and Talon d’Achille by Nicholas Cuthbert. In 1994, he became unit manager for a Canal + TV series and in 1995-96, he worked as international sales manager at Fox Lorber in New York. He continues to work in the marketing department at New Concorde/Horizon in Los Angeles. He directs in 1997 a TV mini-series titled The Toilette Zone. In 1997, Hamster production hired him as unit manager for a TV series broadcasted on France 2. From 1996 until 2001, he worked as freelance editor for television and feature films. In 2001, he directed and produced his first feature film, Neutre that is released on Swiss cinema screens the same year, then on television in 2003 and on DVD throughout Switzerland.


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