Independent documentary films' director and freelance editor & globetrotter camera(wo)man.
I was born and raised in Paris, France, and currently living in New York. Two years after graduating from university, I decided to switch tracks from my major, journalism, to what was becoming a more passionate interest: filmmaking.
My passion for documentary films subsequently blossomed when I met Jacques Willemont, a venerable, experimental independent filmmaker whose background was ethnography. With him, I worked on several project on which we collaborated with CNRS (and especially a film on Maurice Gaudelier, the famous french anthropologist).
I, myself, directed my first documentary film in 2007 in Africa - Ngwane, The Kingdom of Swaziland, with little money but a lot of faith! I sold the 52 min documentary to TV5 Monde. It was screened in several film festivals worldwide.
I also began editing longer documentary films. That’s where I met Michel Royer, finding myself working on his current project as a camerawoman and editor. Michel is a documentarian whose film Dans Le Peau de Jacques Chirac (In Jacques Chirac’s Skin) won the César (France’s equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Documentary. In-between my collaborations with him, I traveled quite a lot to Africa and North India, involving myself in various film projects. As a result I have directed several films, all based on a ‘cinema vérité’ process.
My last documentary film was shot this past winter in Switzerland. This film is about Grisélidis Réal (1929- 2005), a unique powerful woman who was both a popular writer and a revolutionary prostitute.
If you want to know more, have a look at my website.
NYC based documentary filmmaker & producer, founder of a full service film and media production company Kinoserge Inc.
Born in Belarus/USSR, I began my career in storytelling as a journalist for the nation's largest independent newspaper, since crushed by the regime. Upon moving to US in 2000, I got interested in visual storytelling and after setting shop in Brooklyn in 2004 I became a full time independent filmmaker concentrating on producing challenging documentary / narrative films, non-fiction cinematography and commercial/branding projects.
Films I helped bring to screen participated in over two hundred film festivals worldwide and won dozens of awards, including Grand Jury prizes at Chicago Int’l, Slamdance, San Francisco Int’l, Seattle Int’l, Gen ART (The Ladies, directed by C. Voros), Directors Guild Of America and CINE Golden Eagle Award (Smoke and Mirrors, directed by Theresa Wu), Best Feature Documentary and Public Award at Cape Verde Int’l Film Festival, Best Long Documentary at Beijing Int’l Movie Festival, Documentary Jury Prize.
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At Baghdad Int’l Film Festival (Cultures of Resistance, directed by Iara Lee). Many of these and other films got wide distribution both in US and abroad. I served as member of a jury at Cinema Mobile Short Film Festival in Belarus for the last two years.
I am an avid hiker and skier since I was a toddler, am interested in art, science, social & cultural anthropology, volcanoes and helping others.
If you want to know more, visit my company website with more info, projects past and present, reels and trailers and/or visit my IMDB (a movie database that tracks people’s careers in the film world).
Self employed technical entrepreneur, focus on Innovation Management and Product Development. School drop out Applied Physics at University Twente. Managing Director of Smart Dutch B.V. and my consultancy company.
I was born in Barneveld (village in the centre of The Netherlands), where I obtained my carpenter diploma in 1993,
finished Technical Secondary School for Construction Engineering in 1996 and Road construction in 1998, leading to a growing interest in mathematics and physics. Started a bachelor in Applied Physics in 1999 and a company in 2002. Even though this company didn't provide the abundant wealth as my (first-in-life) business plan predicted, it made me decide to quit studying to become entrepreneur.
All my projects contain parts of Product Development / Management, marketing technical ideas, and valorisation of (scientific) knowledge. I love to search for innovative business models to support new technologies ("Who is going to pay?").
Until recently these projects mainly focussed on Software Development or Wireless Communication. This was until I met Willem in NYC, summer of 2010, which started to get me enthusiastic about nanomedicine in general, and the work of Willem Mulder in specific.