Our Filmmakers

Thomas Balmès

Director/Adaptation/Image/Co-Executive Producer

Alain Chabat

Producer/Original Idea

Bruno Coulais


The adventure of a lifetime begins…

A Focus Features presentation of a Chez Wam/StudioCanal co-production with the participation of Canal +. Babies. Executive Producers, TBC Productions, Chez Wam. Original Idea, Alain Chabat. Adapted by Thomas Balmès. Edited by Craig McKay, A.C.E., Reynald Bertrand. Produced by Alain Chabat, Amandine Billot, Christine Rouxel. Music by Bruno Coulais. Directed by Thomas Balmès. A Focus Features Release.

Ideas Origins

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Interesting Stories

In the fall of 2009, the Babies families – including the children themselves – were shown the finished movie by director Thomas Balmès.

Babies In Depth Bayar Bundled Up Babies - Meet The Parents

What has been the effect of Babies from the director’s point of view?

Joel Bleifuss follows babies through history & Starring Babies, A guide to having an infant in your movie.

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