After earning his keep under the wings of directors like Charlotte Brandstrom and Luc Besson, French filmmaker Pascal Chaumeil set off to make a name all his own. With countless television episodes, his award-nominated debut film "Heartbreaker" (2010), and the star-studded venture "A Long Way Down" (2014), he more than met this goal. Pascal Chaumeil was born on February 9, 1961 in Paris, France. Aspiring filmmaker Chaumeil cut his teeth as an assistant director to the likes of Jean-François Davy, Régis Wargnier, Charlotte Brandstrom, and Luc Besson. Chaumeil incepted his own directing career with the short "Des hommes avec des bas" (1995), which helped pave the way for a decade of television work. After building up his résumé by helming episodes of "Avocats & associés" (France 2 1998-2010), "Spiral" (Canal+ 2005-), "L'état de Grace" (France 2 2006), and "Fais pas ci, fais pas ça" (France 2 2007-), Chaumeil turned out his first feature film: the romantic comedy "Heartbreaker" (2010), which earned two César Award nominations. Chaumeil continued developing features, including "A Perfect Plan" (2012) and the Nick Hornby-penned "A Long Way Down" (2014). The latter picture was the first of Chaumeil's to employ a cast of internationally known actors, including Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, and Imogen Poots. After filming two episodes of the comedic thriller series "Spotless" (Canal+ 2015-), Chaumeil began work on what would be his final feature film, "Odd Job" (2015). However, a 54-year-old Chaumeil died of cancer on August 27, 2015, prior to the movie's release.