Guetty Felin, Co-founder
Guetty Felin is an award-winning filmmaker writer and producer of both documentaries and narrative films. A native of Haiti, she grew up in New York and came of age cinematically in Paris, France while pursuing graduate studies in cinema. She went to work in production and distribution of documentary films and directed her first documentary Hal Singer Keep the Music Going, portrait of the father of rythm and blues Hal "Cornbread" Singer. In the fall of of 2003 she moved to Haiti where she was head programmer for Festival Film Jakmel and director of the first cinema workshops; which planted the seeds for the creation of Cine Institute Haiti's only film school on the southeastern coast of the island. Guetty completed her first narrative feature-length Ayiti Mon Amour which premiered at TIFF16. The film has travelled in over 40 festivals around the world and was Haiti's first ever entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Category for The 2018 Academy Awards. Guetty is the founder and artistic director of "Les Lumieres du Sud" a cinematic encounter in the South of Haiti in its third year. She is currently working on her second feature narrative A Rooster On The Fire Escape in co-production with Aldabra Films Paris. The film is slated to go into production Late summer 2020. For an in-depth bio please contact us.
Hervé Cohen, Co-founder
Hervé Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer and has traveled the world to capture compelling stories for international productions: from the Amazon, filming a musical poetic piece about environment, to the countryside of China, following the work of three traveling projectionists; (Electric Shadows) via Senegal capturing the initiation ceremony of a young Diola (Sikambano, The Sons of The Sacred Woods); the entire United States, filming a family road movie during the Democratic Primaries (Closer To The Dream); Italy and Portugal for a series of portraits of Europeans, and of course Paris (where he is originally from) filming a personal story about the exile of the Algerian Jews "Another Life".
Since 2016 he has embarked his most ambitious project a multi-media endeavor and interactive web documentary entitled "Life Underground", about metro riders in the subways of the world and their intimate stories and thoughts. More info: hervecohen.com. & life-underground.com. Life Underground was nominated for best short series at the 2018 at IDA Awards. For Herve's complete bio/filmo please visit his personal site. www.hervecohen.com