Romain Claris was born in Cannes in 1983. After a journey to Niger in 1995 where he joined the film crew of the feature film Imûhar, he worked on photography and then began to make very short films in 2000. After graduating from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in 2005, he joined the advertising agency Claris Image Builder as head of the video department and ensured the production of 200 commercials.
Alongside his agency work, he continues to make personal films, selected or rewarded at international film festivals. His very short film Cousins of clouds has been selected in fifty international festival and five-time rewarded including the "best philosophy in animation" award at the Avalonia Festival in the USA.
More recently, he has been codirecting the medium-length movie Behold the night, a free adaptation around the novel by Yasunari Kawabata Sleeping beauties, selected by the Experimental Forum at Los Angeles and by the Wunderground Film Festival at the Verbeke Foundation in Belgium and is awarded Best experimental half-length film at the Five Continents International Film Festival.
He also signs with the photographer Nicolas Claris several photo and video exhibitions starting with Bangladesh in 2013. Their latest exhibition Noirs took place in 2018 at the Relais & Châteaux - Le Saint-James Art Gallery. Their next project "Un peu de rouge, pourtant" is coming soon in 2019.
In development, "Les comptes de lune" a short film project that proposes another story of the invention of numbers and calculation that takes place between -20,000 and -12,000 years. A creative documentary that will be co-directed with Jacques Dubuisson.