The Heroine’s Journey of Aurélia Dausse

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is meeting creative and passionate people and share experience with them. I have the chance to express feelings and stories that matter for me as an actress and as a filmmaker.

What is my idea of happiness? For me happiness is a feeling of joy. Life can be joyful and painful, happiness is like a research that never end … doing things with a purpose, spending time with people you love and admire, enjoying nature, gives you a sense of it!

Photo credits: Anais Dovillez

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is suffering and death, my own and those of the people I care the most. Also, I am afraid when I see what humans can do to other humans… in fact, I am afraid by all kind of violence.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I try to learn to like everything in myself even the negative parts. I really like to sleep, I guess I should try to sleep less…even if it is very good for the health!

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire Steven Spielberg a lot, he has always been a very creative director, with a special touch, giving very positive energy, specially to the children.

What is my greatest extravagance? I am not very extravagant; I should be more! Ok, maybe dancing like crazy!

On what occasion would I lie? I lied a lot when I was a teenager, I invented a lot of stories to explain why I didn’t do my homework, and my teachers always believed me, even if it was very extravagant! So I guess I was very extravagant in my lies … As an adult, I would use it if I had to save my life or others’ lives.

Photo credits: Anais Dovillez

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I like everything in my work, I prefer working with people, it is more difficult for me when I must do the work alone.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? One time, I travelled to Athens in Greece to play in a commercial and I felt very happy because I studied Greek philosophy at University La Sorbonne in Paris- So at one moment I had to write in Greek and the director was very surprised that I could write Greek during the shooting! I also had time to visit the Parthenon, it was a wonderful experience for me.

If I could, what would I change about myself? If I could change to be eternal.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My best achievement will be my next project. My short film was broadcast by French TV and I was very happy.

Where would I most like to live? I love living in Paris, I lived in LA for several months, I lived in Indiana and Boston too. I would love to live also in New York.

What is my most treasured possession? My most treasured possession is my time, my memories, my family, and my friends (even if I know they are not my possessions!)

Photo credits: Anais Dovillez

What is my most marked characteristic? I am a French, lively and tall woman.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? I like to walk around in Paris, near the Seine. The center of old Paris is very inspiring. Drink a cappuccino in front of Notre Dame at Shakespeare and Company is cliché but very nice, I do it often.

What books influenced my life and how? Of course, philosophy books like The Manuel d’Epictète and Marc Aurèle Thoughts for myself – I made my memoire on him.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? There is a lot of nice places to eat and drink in Paris, like around the Jardin des plantes (garden of plants), or near the Tuileries gardens, the gardens of the Louvre.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I would listen to the music of my husband Benjamin de Roubaix, Jazz music, Bob Marley, music that gives me joy on my last day…

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Alice in wonderland, Scarlett Ohara in Gone with the wind, Indiana Jones …

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? People who have the courage to pursue their dreams and creative people, like writers, painters, filmmakers and musicians, all sorts of inventors and visionary people (some politics and Scientifics are too).

Photo credits: Anais Dovillez

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Les 400 coups de François Truffaut, Indiana Jones de Steven Spielberg.

What role play stories in my life and work? Stories are central both in my personal life and my work.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? To me, it means you are not passive in life and have the power to create your own story, to make choices and have your own feelings.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? It is my family of course!! And some friends.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022? I will love to work with French and American directors.

Where can you see me or my work in 2022? I am working on a film documentary about the UNESCO Courier, an international magazine that was created by my grandfather Sandy Koffler, a great American journalist! I created this year my production company named Les films du feu, in English Films on fire. You will see my film I guess in 2023-2024.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means that age doesn’t count when you are passionate about something. A ballerina never stops dancing!

Photo credits: Anais Dovillez

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? You can invite my husband Benjamin de Roubaix, French Musician and Song writer.

How can you contact me?

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with my name Aurélia Dausse

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