Arnaud Delord - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Arnaud Delord

Arnaud Delord is one of the founders of Fortiche Production, and one of the co-directors of the Arcane series (2021).

Graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris (ENSAD), he began his career as director in the world of music videos (Deus, Tahiti Boy, Mellow, Stuck In The Sound, BB Brunes…) where he developed concepts that mixed live action and animation techniques.

He collaborated with Jérôme Combe and Pascal Charrue on advertising films. Their complementarity gives the three friends the idea to found their own studio, and Fortiche production is born.

This internationally renowned animation studio, located in Paris, is also known for its collaborations with big names of the video games’ industry such as: Ubisoft, Carbine Studios and Riot Games. They have an electric culture that reflects their vision and way of working. They have developed a unique graphic style mixing 2D and 3D media, combined with an ambitious staging inspired by cinema. The combination of this visual style and their narrative ambitions make Fortiche’s signature instantly recognizable in the industry.

In 2012, the studio produced and directed a music video for the French band Limousine, called La Gaviota, and it was noticed by Riot Games. Riot came to them in 2013 to direct and produce Get jinxed. Started a long partnership between the two companies and with Christian Linke, showrunner of Arcane. The studio has produced projects such as League of Legends: Rise, League of Legends: K/DA – POP/STARS, League of Legends: Warriors, Coldplay and Gorillaz music videos and the Rocket & Groot series for Marvel Studios.

In 2021, Arcane Series was released, marking another milestone for the studio and the team. The show, acclaimed by the critics and the audience, received several Emmys.