cinema & tv

Benoit Viellefon has been working for the television and film industry since 2011. He is usually asked to act in period dramas (1900-1960), and also performs live music on set with The Orchestra or The Hot Club for major hollywood films and independent productions. He has also produced some soundtracks for NETFLIX, ITV, BBC2 , SKY TV and CHANNEL4.

I’ve just had the pleasure to listening to both Padam Padam and Mon Homme and they’re wonderful! Love the piano solo half way through Padam, and that violin in Mon Homme is a killer, haha. The singer Gabrielle is perfect all the way. Lots to say. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
- Alex Gabassi - Director of Netflix The Crown Series 5.

Dance First

By the Hot Club. Arrangement and recording of 5 songs for the soundtrack.

Dance First is a 2023 biographical film about Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by James Marsh and written by Neil Forsyth. Gabriel Byrne stars as Beckett, with a supporting cast featuring Fionn O'Shea as a younger Beckett and Aidan Gillen as James Joyce. Wikipedia

James Marsh is a British film and documentary director best known for his work on Man on Wire, which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and The Theory of Everything, the multi-award-winning biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking released in 2014. Wikipedia

The Crown

The Orchestra. Arrangement, recording and live performance on set of 2 songs. Soundtrack

The fifth season of The Crown, which follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was released by Netflix on 9 November 2022. It was the first season of the series to be released following both the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April 2021 and the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022. Wikipedia

(Series 5 Episode 3) directed by Alex Gabassi.

Alex Gabassi is known for The Crown (2016), Raised by Wolves (2020) and The ABC Murders (2018).


By the Hot club. Acting, live performance and recordings for the soundtrack.

Summerland is a 2020 British drama film written and directed by Jessica Swale, starring Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Siân Phillips, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay. Wikipedia

Jessica Swale is a British playwright, theatre director and screenwriter. Her first play, Blue Stockings, premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in 2013. It is widely performed by UK amateur companies and is also studied on the Drama GCSE syllabus. Wikipedia

Piano to Zanksar

By Benoit Viellefon. Recording of the musical theme.

Piano to Zanskar is a 2020 award-winning British documentary film directed by Michal Sulima which tells the story of Desmond O'Keeffe, also known as Mr Gentle, a 65-year old piano tuner who embarks on an impossible mission.
 Facing his future in retirement, "sitting in deck chairs and eating lemon drizzle cake", Desmond decides instead to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his four decade career: transporting a 100 year-old, 80 kilo, Broadwood and Sons upright piano, from bustling London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas.

Mission of Honor

By the Hot Club. Live performance, acting and recording on set of 2 songs. Soundtrack

Hurricane, also known as Hurricane: 303 Squadron, and as Mission of Honor in the United States, is a 2018 biographical war film, produced by Krystian Kozlowski and Matthew Whyte, directed by David Blair, and written by Alastair Galbraith and Robert Ryan. Wikipedia

David Blair is one of the UK's most prolific and respected directors, working extensively in both TV and features. He won BAFTAs for his 6-part TV series, Takin' Over The Asylum, a show he commissioned - a first-starring role for David Tennant - and another for The Street, starring Timothy Spall. Along the way, his work has been rewarded with numerous BAFTA, RTS and International Emmy wins and nominations, as well as accolades across Europe

Lucky Man 2

By the Hot Club. Composition, acting, live recording on set, soundtrack

Stan Lee's Lucky Man is a British crime drama television series, produced by Carnival Films and POW! Wikipedia

From the mind of comic book legend Stan Lee comes a bold new action crime series about a brilliant but flawed police officer with the power to control luck.