MÉLO (Mélodie Roulaud) is a London-based, French-born film director and photographer with a background in film production, documentary, advertising, and fashion. Always drawn to characters and storytelling, she studied literature in France before a second degree in fashion visual communication at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Her work focuses on representations of bodies and lived experiences.
Her moving image and photography practice spans different genres such as global TV commercial campaigns, documentaries, fashion and beauty, and portraits. From working with a range of commercial brands including Nowness, Durex, Dove, Hugo Boss, Tiffany & Co and Stylist Magazine to personal projects screened at festivals around the world, MÉLO has created work with a desire to challenge mainstream ideas of image creation.
Her film, Fragments, recently received Best Super Short Documentary Film at Doc. Berlin 2023 and is part of the official selection at Doc. London Documentary festival, the Ghent International Short Film Festival 2024 and Toronto Film Week 2024. Other screenings and nominations include A Shaded View on Fashion Film, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Brussels Fashion Film Festival, etc.
MÉLO is also a part-time lecturer on the Creative Direction For Fashion BA (Hon) at the London College of Fashion, a course challenging the intersection between fashion, communication, and divergent practices and seeking to drive meaningful change in the creative direction discipline.