Heliox Films is Pierre-François Decouflé Tv production workshop based in Paris and mostly active in performing arts and documentaries. Its main broadcast partners are Arte France, Canal Plus, France Télévisions, Medici, Mezzo, Unitel.
Heliox Films produces fifteen performing arts programmes each year, from single concerts, operas, plays, ballets to complete cycles (Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Britten,…), from one-time crushes to years long running projects, from major Europeans opera stages to jazz punk clubs, on all classical and contemporary repertories.
Documentary and fiction
Camille Saint-Saëns an historical biopic by David Unger with Arte (2021), Les Sauvages, a cultural documentary by Adeline Moreau with France Télévisions (2021), Vivaldis, a dance film by Philippe Decouflé (2019), Les Défricheurs, societal documentary film about the university career of young people of Saint-Denis, Parisian suburb, followed for three years by Fabien Truong and Mathieu Vadepied, with France 3 (2019) ; All or nothing, cultural documentary film by Chloé Perlemuter about the female quartet Akilone, who had to replace her violist. With France 3 and Medici (2019) ; Oui Chef ! cultural documentary film by Frédéric Delesques on the relationship between power and creation in orchestras that play without a leader, with France 3 (2017) The Spark, series of short scientific programs, Gilles Moisset and Jean Christophe de Revière, with France 3 (2016-2017-18) ; Des fleurs et du pain, Linda Dehbi’s documentary film company on solidarity in the face of exclusion (2016), with LCP, KTO et Demain ; Looking for Beethoven cultural documentary film by Jean-Claude Mocik in the footsteps of Beethoven in Vienna, with Mezzo and Classica (2014) ; Al Qaeda code, political documentary film by Asiem el Difraoui and Mark Johnston on the war between the Western secret services and radical jihadist propagandists in the Internet age, with Arte, WDR, CBC Radio Canada (2008) ; The hidden life of our genes, scientific documentary film by Hervé Nisic on epigenetics, “dark matter” of genetics, with France 5, TSR, RTBF (2009) ; Mis en bouteille au château (90’), comedy by Jean Marc Auclair and Marion Sarraut. In 2005, this TV movie reached a 22 % market share on France 3 against a qualifying match of the French football team…
Awarded as « best French television producer » in 1995, Pierre-François Decouflé was in 1985 co-founder and managing director of GEDEON, one of the leading producers of corporate films, advertising, clips and short programs, also ranked among the worldwide top 5 TV design agencies (on-air design and antenna marketing) with customers all over the world. Pierre-François then took part in the creation of the parliamentary channel, now LCP and Public Sénat, was director of the BPS, first VOD service of France Télévisions, expert attached to the scientific research of the European commission, Strategic planner for the French public Swiss Television (TSR) before returning to his own business with Heliox Films. Pierre-François is an historian by training (Paris I) and a graduate of Science Po Paris.