iota production

 

Created in 2000 in Belgium by Isabelle Truc, Iota Production has produced about fifty documentary films. Ma’ohi nui, au coeur de l’océan mon pays by Annick Ghijzelings was selected at the Berlinale in 2018 (NATIV.e section). Sung-A Yoon’s Overseas screened at the Locarno Film Festival 2019 (Cineasti del presente competition) for its world premiere and then continues its tour in many festivals (BFI London, Message to Man (UK), Busan, IDFA, …). My name is clitoris by Daphné Leblond and Lisa Billuart Monnet, sold by BE FOR FILMS, was selected at DOK Leipzig in October 2019 and then at the FIFF in Namur and the Festival Ethnologique Jean Rouch (FR). The film, Magritte for best documentary in 2020, was released in theaters in Belgium, Switzerland and France. And in August 2021 From the Planet of Humans by Giovanni Cioni was also selected at Locarno. Three documentaries are in production and eleven others are currently in development.

Since 2006, Iota has produced 10 short films by young talents and two new projects are in development. We have just finished Still Fighting by Arthur Lecouturier, whose circulation began with its selection at the BSFF (RTBF-La Trois prize). The short film is proving to be an excellent laboratory, and we are moving on to feature films with certain directors, such as Guillaume Senez and Elisabet Llado. Two other short films are in development.

2014 and 2015 were years of consolidation, favoring our credibility and our position within the national and international markets. We managed to simultaneously produce three fiction features: Keeper by Guillaume Senez (selected for over 70 festivals, awarded with 20 prizes), Welcome Home by Philippe de Pierpont (selected at the FIFF in Namur for the international competition – special mention, Jury’s favorite) and Rebellious girl by Jawad Rhalib (selected for the international competition at the Film Festival of Marrakech, Jury’s Award, and in 25 festivals worldwide).

In November 2017, we shot Guillaume Senez’ second feature, Our struggles co-produced with Films Pelléas (France), Romain Duris playing the main role.
This film was selected by the Critic’s Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 and nominated for the 2019 Césars in the Best Foreign Film and Best Actor categories. In Belgium it won 5 Magritte in February 2019. In addition to selections and awards in many festivals, this film has been sold in about 20 territories.

The feature film Into Dad’s Woods by Vero Cratzborn starring Léonie Souchaud, Ludivine Sagnier and Alban Lenoir in the lead roles, had its world premiere in October 2019 at FIFF Namur and was released in theaters in July 2020. It has also been selected to date in about 15 festivals. In October 2021, we will shoot It runs in the family by Élodie Lélu, with Hélène Vincent, Fantine Harduin and Olivier Gourmet.

We have several feature films in development: Vancouver and Nobody is afraid of people who smile by Vanja d’Alcantara, Lucie day by day by Elisabet Llado, Even up by Thomas van Zuylen, Border Games by Elena Mikaberidze, On the edge of the world by Amelia Nanni, The Sharks by Cécile Rittweger and Laurent Michelet.

In the animation category, in 2014, we participated with the production of the second animation feature by Tomm Moor, Song of the Sea, which was nominated for the Oscars and Césars and awarded best European animation film in 2015. We are co-producing Unsung women, a 30 x 3 min animation series directed by Julie Gavras and the Title Squad, produced by Les Films du Bilboquet and Zadig. And we are also open to new animation projects in co-production.

Given our strong and privileged relationship with the authors and creators, Iota Production is now moving into the field of television series by urging these talented youngsters to merge their personal worlds with the creative vitality that makes Belgium such a fertile terrain. We have in development Innocents by Fred Muzzi, Hisham Insaan, David Bourgie, Raphaël Baudet, Yann Vivane and Martin Brossollet, in phase II of the Belgian Series Fund and two other series in writing.

Co-production is an integral part of our activities, enabling us to weave ties with other producers, to regulate our own rhythm of productions and broaden our possibilities. Regarding our latest co-productions, the feature film Oleg by Juris Kursietis produced by Tasse Film in Latvia was selected by the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prize in national competition at the 2019 Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF). We co-produced Sonia Liza Kenterman’s feature film Tailor in 2020, produced by Argonauts in Greece, which was released in theaters in 2021 and continues its festival circulation around the world. And we are co-producing Backstage by Afef Ben Mahmoud and Khalil Benkirane produced by Lycia Productions (Morocco).

« Our hearts beat to the rhythm of films with a relevant and strong point of view and a coherent and bold artistic approach »

Isabelle Truc

CEO & Producer

After obtaining a master’s degree in Social Communication and Journalism, Isabelle worked several years in the cinema sector in Belgium as production assistant, then line producer. She then created two Belgian film production companies, Iota Production (fiction and documentary) and The Big Farm (animation). Isabelle has now produced more than 70 films. She encourages emerging talents, all the whilst keeping the bar high.

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For Isabelle, tailored support for each director is key, creation being a living and sometimes quite fragile human process which, in a way, is a powerful asset. Her responsibility is also to accompany authors through the current market realities as well as the expectations of Iota Production’s partners. She aims to produce films with directors who seeks to create singular movies. Her goal is to allow productions to exist, no matter the genre or potential target audience, on an international scale for today’s market, where there is a great demand and where the channels of communication are limitless.

C.E.O of the company Iota Production sa

Member of the board of the Belgian Film Producers Association U.P.F.F.
Member of the European producers networks EAVE and Eurodoc
Member of the board of Sooner
Member of the Film Commission of the Cinema Center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation
Since 2005, she teaches film and documentary production at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (I.A.D. – Louvain-La-Neuve)
Since 2018, she gives a case studies’ course at the Institut Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS – Brussels)

Isabelle is married and has a child.

Natacha Hostyn

Production manager

After a master in cinematographic writing and analysis and several experiences in the cinema industry, Natacha joined the Iota production team as a Production Administrator in 2019.

Karin Demeyere

Accounting manager & finance

Karin has a lot of experience in accounting and finance in the world of SMEs. Since 2014, Karin has been a member of the Iota Production team as Accounting & Finance Manager.

Guillaume Nolevaux

Post-production manager

Graduated from the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in the editing / scripting section, Guillaume joined IOTA’s team in June 2019 as post-production manager.

Marion Minery

Production Assistant

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Collaborators

Adviser – Lawyer – Graphic design – Webmaster

Our usual collaborators are: Bernard Richelle and Amaël Lonfils, PME Conseil – Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy and Bastien Beckers, lawyers – David Handwerker, graphic designer and webmaster – Ariane Winkemans, Crescengo, Team management. Moreover, we regularly work with freelance line producers and postproduction managers.

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