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WILHELM KUHN | Writer - Director

Wilhelm is a French filmmaker based in Paris. He graduated in politics and economics from the prestigious Lille Institute of Political Studies before studying filmmaking at the London Film School. While still a student, Wilhelm worked in the post-production teams of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp company as well as for French public service broadcaster France Televisions. His second short film, "Le Neveu", tells the story of a young boy taken to a brothel to lose his virginity, at a time when prostitution was still legal in France. The film is set in the aftermath of WWII to address the topics of misogyny and patriarchy, and how they are enforced through traditional rites of passage.

 
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AHMED EL LOZY | Cinematographer

Ahmed El Lozy was born in Cairo to an Egyptian-Syrian family. At 19, he was hired as 2nd Assistant Director on Yousry Nasrallah's “Geneinet El Asmak” (Aquarium). In the following years, he worked as an assistant for several directors, most notably Mariam Abou OufAhmad Abdalla, and Tamer El Said. During the January 2011 revolution in Cairo, he got a job as a Video Journalist for Al-Masry Al-Youm. It was while filming the Tahrir riots of winter 2011-2012 that he decided to become a cameraman. In 2014, he moved to London to pursue a Masters in Filmmaking at the London Film School where he specialised in cinematography.

Ahmed is now based between Paris, Strasbourg, and Cairo.

 
 
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CÉCILE GRÉLOT-INVERNIZZI | Executive Producer

After graduating from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Cécile spent 20 years working as a business director for leading companies in the IT industry such as GFIHPCSCAccenture.

She has also worked in customer relation for Teleperformance and Zendesk. At 50, she co-founded ARC TCE, a firm specialised in building renovation. She previously worked as executive producer on "The Porter Brothers", also directed by Wilhelm Kuhn.

Since September 2016, she has started a professional qualification in artistic woodworking at La Bonne Graine School in order to develop her creativity and know-how in the field, as well as in film production design.

 

ANDREA BOCCADORO | Composer

Andrea is an Italian composer based in London. He is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the MMus in Composition for Screen with a distinction, under Enrica Sciandrone and Howard Davidson. His work has been shown and performed in venues such as Barbican Centre, the National Art Gallery, the BFI, the Britten Theater and the V&A Museum, as well as film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, London International Animation Festival, BFI Flare and the European Independent Film Festival.

In 2015 he was selected to attend the Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Lab, and his piece 'Song for Adele' was nominated for the Jerry Goldsmith Awards. In 2014 he worked as co-composer and music director on the Arts Council funded theater production "The Emperor Of America", collaborating closely with fine actors from the Jacques Lecoq school of Paris

 
 
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OLIVIA WOLMACK | Production Designer

Olivia was born in Paris. She studied applied arts and photography before making the move to filmmaking. 

Her first forray into film was as a trainee on the production design team of “Cannabis”, an ARTE-produced TV series directed by Lucie Borleteau.
She has also worked as a Props Mistress on the short film “La Preuve”, directed by Jonathan Lago Lago.

At the head of the production design team for "Le Neveu",  she took up the enormous challenge of recreating France in the aftermath of World War II, on a sound stage as well as on location in Burgundy.