Born in Lyon, France in May 1983, Woodkid grew up in a captivating environment full of World War II stories and traveling to his family's roots in Eastern Europe. He studied illustration and animation at the Emile Cohl School before landing jobs on Luc Besson's Arthur, The Invisibles and Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Stepping out from behind the camera, Woodkid became one of the few video directors to embark on a recording career of his own. In between shooting promos for the likes of Katy Perry ("Teenage Dream"), Taylor Swift ("Back to December"), Lana Del Rey ("Born to Die," "Blue Jeans"), and Drake and Rihanna's ("Take Care"), he recorded the Iron EP and the Run Boy Run EP, won the MVPA Award for Best Director of the Year, and started work on his debut album, The Golden Age, scheduled for release on March 18th, 2013. Look out for WoodKid's exclusive mixtape for Dream The End.