CA | 2022 | 8x30' | French (sub.), English (sub.) | Les Films de l'hydre | Broadcaster:
Collection of performances by world-class artists from the jazz family, ranging from the blues of Dawn Tyler Watson to the intoxicating saxophone of Charles Papasoff to the virtuoso piano of Matt Herskowitz. They were filmed in Quebec theaters chosen for their architecture, which serve as real backdrops for the performances, notably the Centennial Theatre in Lennoxville, which by its circular shape evokes the Elizabethan theater, perfect for hosting Shakespeare's sonnets slammed by Charles Papasoff, or the Corona Theatre, the only surviving building of the North American film theater type in Montreal, which, with its horseshoe balcony and art deco interior decor, evokes both the splendour and the dereliction of a bygone era specific to the lonely tango imagined by the Rewild ensemble. And finally, you'll love to discover Paul Picard, Céline Dion's faithful percussionist, Mathieu Désy on double bass and Joss Tellier on guitar (who we discover as a poet), known for accompanying Isabelle Boulay and Diane Tell, for example. This bouquet of creators is completed by 4 choreographers-dancers including Vanesa Garcia Ribala-Montoya, prima ballerina at the Grands ballets canadiens who evolves here in a contemporary world.
CA | 2022 | 52X4' | French (sub.), English (sub.) | Les Films de l'hydre | Broadcaster:
CA | 2022 | 10x26’ | French (sub.), English (sub.) | Production du milieu & Pimiento Médias Inc. | Broadcaster: AMI TV
Blind or visually impaired world class musicians (any music genre), men and women from all over the world, share with us the challenges they had to overcome to become professionals, their vision of music, and what their current success represents for them and their community. In Canada, Mexico, Spain (already shot), the United States, Egypt, France (shooting in Fall 2021) and Morrocco (tbc), these outstanding artists who refused to give up their dream, prove that music is the universal and inclusive language by excellence.
AU | 2020 | 52’ | HD | English | By Samantha Dinning & Hylton Shaw | Film Camp Pty | Broadcaster: ABC
IT | 2019 | 52'/83' | HD | Italian (sub.), French (sub.), Portuguese (sub.), English (sub.) | By Nicola Nannavecchia | Doc/Film | Broadcaster: RSI, RTVSLO
From Italy, France, Canada to Brazil, the history of accordion on the international music scene over the past 50 years is told through the portraits of the most famous accordionists, Paolo Gandolfi and Richard Galliano. Influenced by the best accordionists of that time, they now transmit their art to the younger generations.
SE | 2019 | 110' + 4' interview of Hans Ek, the conductor under request | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony
Tribute concert to iconic electro music & industrial rock from the 50ies to the 80ies, from Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, NEU!, Einstürzende Neubauten, Rammstein, Can, Ash Ra Temple, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and more, with a symphonic orchestra and electro musicians on stage. This concert promises to be a unique listening experience, sensationally with a mesmerising staging and light plays. Get ready to embark!
The Gothenburg Symphony and electro musicians perform under Hans Ek's conduction.
The concert was shot in the Gothenburg Concert Hall.
SE | 2018 | 102' | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony
FR | 2018 | 52' | 4K | English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Nicolas Finet | N2 The Emerging Side
Two French cartoonists pay a tribute to iconic blues musician Robert Johnson (1911-1938) who inspired legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendricks, the Rolling Stones, and others traveling to Mississippi (USA). They tell us their graphic novel, "Love in vain", a bestseller translated in ten languages (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish), about the life of the artist, walking in his footsteps in the cradle of the blues, meeting real blues men.
POP CONCERT | SE | 2017 | 100' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony
The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg.
JAZZ CONCERT | SE | 2017 | 115' | HD | English | By Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony
The Esbjörn Svensson Trio, the Swedish jazz band, composed of Dan Berglund (double-bass) and Magnus Öström (percussions) are playing with the National Orchestra of Sweden in Göteborg an original arrangement by Hans Ek, conducting the whole concert. The third player, Esbjörn Svensson, former leader and main compositor passed away on 4 June 2008. For the 10th anniversary of his death, this concert plunges us into the passion for jazz and classical music in a unique mix.
The concert was shot in the National Orchestra of Sweden in Gothenburg.
JAZZ & ELECTRO CONCERT | FR | 2017 | 50’ | HD | French | By Mohamed Athamna | Axe Sud - Ewilona Prod | Broadcaster: Culture Box
This "concert-dance performance" is the encounter between the musical and sound universe of the collective Mâäk (European ensemble directed by Laurent Blondiau) between electro and jazz and that of five Burkinabe dancers, choreographed by Salia Sanou. The bodies and the instruments are confronting each other. Each rhythm and sound, gesture and movement is lost in the universe of the other to rebuild itself. Kawral is the quest for the beauty of encounter, instinctive, free and spontaneous, with improvisations where North and South meet, different lifestyles intertwine and discover each other.
Shot at Chapelle du Verbe Incarné, during festival of Avignon, France.
JAZZ CONCERT | FR | 2017 | 99' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday. Three divas, three queens who reigned on the planet Jazz throughout the twentieth century and are still heard today. Three women born from the same mold: the one which gives talent, character and the capacity of resistance. Born a few years apart, they knew each other, appreciated and competed at a time when it was not good to be born black, woman, with talent for singing. Viktor Lazlo is in turn these three women with delight and charm.
POP/GOSPEL CONCERT | FR | 2017 | 138' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud-Ewilona Prod | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Gospel for 100 voices is the biggest choir in the world. They sing the great standards of gospel,
traditional American religious songs expressing the pain of slavery as much as the joy of being together. They also play Caribbean, African gospel and current urban gospel. It has more than 75
singers from 24 countries with different religions, 12 dancers, 8 musicians and 5 internationally renowned vocal Leaders. This group got over 12 million viewers for the "Britain Got Talent" TV show,
and won the Golden Buzzer and the Favorite Jury's award during the final in 2016. This video created the buzz and was viewed more than 33 million times on Youtube. Due to its
globalized composition and the nature of its songs, such as "Oh Happy Days", this choir offers us vibrant moments of communion by singing brotherhood, love and passion of music.
Shot at the Palais des Sports in Paris, Dome of Paris, France.
DOC | FR | 2016 | 52' | HD | French | By Jean-Marc Gosse | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
DOC | ET | 2015 | 81' | HD | English (sub.) | By Dirk van den Berg | OutreMer Film GbR | Partner: Federal Foreign Office of Germany
SLAM CONCERT | FR | 2013 | 52' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
This theatrical and musical "oratorio" is a show aiming at overcoming prejudices and sterotypes about the USA, with songs and slams, based on historical texts (Chritophe Colomb, Walt Whitman, Charles Reznikoff), new ones by David Lescot and by Mike Ladd and work-songs.
Direction: David Lescot
Musical direction: Benoît Delbecq
Theater: Bouffes du Nord
CONCERT | CH | 2013 | 90' | French | By Jean-Pierre Christen | Broadcaster: RTS, TV5 Québec Canada
CONCERT | CH | 2010 | 90' | French | By Jean-Pierre Christen | Broadcaster: RTS