BONNE PIOCHE, led by Yves Darondeau and Emmanuel Priou, is an independent group specialised in production and distribution.
Its activities range from TV production (documentary series and premium documentaries) to feature film production and from music to documentary distribution in France and abroad.
BONNE PIOCHE began as an independent audiovisual production company founded in 1993 by three associates: Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud and Emmanuel Priou.
In 2009, BONNE PIOCHE branched out with the creation of BONNE PIOCHE PRODUCTIONS which groups together BONNE PIOCHE CINEMA, BONNE PIOCHE TELEVISION, BONNE PIOCHE MUSIC and BONNE PIOCHE FACTORY. In 2014, BONNE PIOCHE stepped beyond production to found the distribution company LUCKY YOU.
We at BONNE PIOCHE strive to surprise the public with original and innovative stories where the emotions and audacity of our programmes propel them into extraordinary realms.
Along with our affiliates, we take advantage of internal synergies to highlight films with an international dimension and financing.
The experience, creativity and quality of BONNE PIOCHE PRODUCTIONS have often been lauded in the profession. In 2005, BONNE PIOCHE was granted a PROCIREP Award special mention for French television production. In 2006 and 2007 it obtained an OSCAR, two CESARs and a VICTOIRE DE LA MUSIQUE, and was listed on REALSCREEN’S GLOBAL 100 (of the top independent production companies in the world) in 2007, 2013 and 2015.
Whether in cinema, television, music or the corporate realm, BONNE PIOCHE uses its expertise to blend high standards, innovation and ambition in a way that brings our clients and an increasingly curious audience the satisfaction and enrichment of new discoveries.