The son of an American professional basketball player and a French flight attendant, Sylvain White was born in France and grew up in Paris. While attending college in Los Angeles, Sylvain worked with directors such as Michel Gondry, Mark Romanek and Spike Jonze at Propaganda Films. He graduated with honors in both Media Studies and Film and Video Production. Upon graduation a series of his sensational award winning short films, received numerous awards including The Directors' Guild of America Short Film Awards the WorldFest International Film Festival 2002, and the HBO Short Film Awards 2003. Sylvain quickly developed an incredibly multifaceted body of work, lending his compelling visual style and spectacular use of special effects and camera techniques to a series of groundbreaking music videos and commericials in the US, Europe and Japan. His talent won him nominations at the 2001 MTV Music Video Awards and at the 2001 Music Video Production Association Awards and winner Telly Awards 2003 for his comercial work. Sylvain is currently packaging, writing and developing several feature film projects. His first theatrical film "Stomp The Yard" (2007), opened at and remained number one in the US for 2 consecutive weeks, grossing over $80 millions worldwide at the box office.