The Deka brothers grew up in the countryside of France. As kids, Japanese Anime, US films and European literature shaped their imagination and this influence can still be seen today in their most recent productions.
They started their career in the city of Poitiers (France) with the French artistic collective Les Films de la Lymphe. Between 2000 and 2010, the collective produced about 60 music videos and short films, and the Deka Brothers crafted their skills as cinematographers, editors, VFX artists and directors.
The brothers started to make a name for themselves in the metal music video industry in Europe. Meanwhile, they wrote, produced and directed their feature film debut Sodium Babies which earned them the attention of Hollywood agencies.
After the international recognition of their homemade indie movie, the Deka Bothers moved to the States to work with producer Kimberley Kates on several projects with Big Screen Entertainment Group, including the feature film Sucker (as Directors of Photography and Visual FX supervisors), as well as music videos and commercials.
They continue to travel back and forth to France where they direct artistic avant-garde projects.
Ben and Julien recently received the 2012 MTV Music Video Award for Best Visual Effects for their work on Skrillex's First of the year (Equinox), directed by Tony T. Datis.