In the Tracks of / Bandes Originales is a documentary series dedicated to the greatest film music composers.
How a film score is created? How is it “made”?
The series aims to explore the relations between music and cinema and to propose a deeper thought upon the creative process. Famous composers are privileged witnesses. Thanks to their great experience, they are able to share their passion with us while analyzing the field and scope of their work.



24-hour streaming period
film only
watch on computer, TV,
mobile, and tablet

watch or download anytime
+ bonus: concert, interviews, etc
watch on computer, TV,
mobile, and tablet

bonus : concert, interviews, etc
16 pages booklet,
texts + photos (french & english)

Bandes Originales / In the Tracks of : Jean-Michel Bernard – 52min
“I love him because he’s better than me!” said Ray Charles.

This documentary takes a different path in the “Bandes Originales / In the Tracks of” series: Known by his colleagues but out of the spotlights, his talent is starting to shine.

Composer, orchestrator, virtuoso pianist, he is the man of all musical situations. Its singularity is his open musical tastes: For him, there is no hierarchy between Bach and the Beatles. And music for films gave him the possibility to merge all these cultures, from art-house cinema to genre films, from Michel Gondry to Etienne Chatiliez, from Fanny Ardant to Martin Scorsese.

Chosen words, lots of humor, liveliness, delicacy, Jean-Michel Bernard can be as dark as bright, sometimes self-confident sometimes full of doubts. Between pulse and reverie, Jean-Michel hits the road to urge his voice.