Michaël Diot

filmmaker and photographer

Michaël Diot

filmmaker and photographer






Report



b-roll camera
crowfunding video
portrait + publication
portrait + publication
video portrait
portrait + publication
video portrait


Commercial


direction + video + photo
direction + video + photo
direction + video
visual content
visual content
visual content
visual content
video campaign
video campaign


Personal






Ernesto Collado, perfumer




2023
Ernesto Collado, a former theater actor, director, and contemporary artist, witnessed an unexpected turning point in his career when a condition, phantosmia, robbed him of his sense of smell in 2014. A self-taught botanist, he embarked on a personal healing journey through daily walks in the countryside of his native Empordà, in northern Spain. Today, he is an environmental activist, educator, and accidental perfumer, channeling his boundless creativity into crafting pure and natural scents inspired by the landscape. His goal is to help people reconnect with their environment and nature through the sense of smell.
Through our video report filmed at Viu Emporda, in collaboration with the magazine «Faire» for its issue 09, explore the world of perfumer Ernesto Collado. His inspiring story reveals a profound reconnection with nature through the regained sense of smell.

I sincerely thanks Faire magazine for this opportunity to share the inspiring story of this artisan, an invitation to rediscover the world through the prism of our senses.










Credits

direction + video for FAIRE «issue 09»
colorgrade : Linda Lomellino
interview : Ruth Ibeaucourt
photography : Justine Robineau
voice : Ernesto Collado
location : Viu Emporda, Spain