iota production

 
Iota Production was founded in 2000 by Isabelle Truc. It has since produced 50 documentaries. Iota remains faithful to this activity, but has also ventured into the world of fiction.

as shown by the documentary feature Ma’ohi Nui, In the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies, by Annick Ghijzelings, screened world premiere at the Berlinale 2018 (NATIV.e section) and recently Overseas by Sung-A Yoon selected for the Locarno Film Festival 2019 (Cineasti del Presente section).

Since 2006, Iota has produced 10 short films with young and emerging talents and an 11th, Polina by Arthur Lecouturier, is looking for funding for the shooting that will take part during spring 2020. Short films have proven to be an excellent laboratory and we are now moving on to produce features with some of these young directors, such as Guillauame Senez and Elisabet Llado.

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.

We are finishing the production of the first feature The Lords (temporary title) by Vero Cratzborn.

We are developing several features: It runs in the family by Elodie Lélu, Lucie day by day by Elisabet Llado, Vancouver (temporary title) by Vanja d’Alcantara and Totem by Thomas Vanzuylen.

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. The animation feature Who killed Jessica? by Yulie Cohen and Yinon Shomroni is currently in development. And we are still open to some new animation projects in coproduction.

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.

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. We are finishing the feature Oleg by Juris Kursietis produced by Tasse Film in Latvia and selected for the Director’s Fortnight of the Cannes festival 2019. We are also starting the production of the feature Tailor by Sonia Liza Kenterman produced by Argonauts in Greece.

« 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 60 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
C.E.O of the film production company The Big Farm sprl
Member 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

Accounting and administration assistant

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.

Christelle Mahy

Line producer

Graduated in photography at the 75 in Brussels, Christelle documents several shoots including “Panique au village” and “Où est la main de l’homme sans tête”. It is through set design and in particular with ” les Carnets de Monsieur Manatane” and several short films that she joined the set teams which then lead her to become an assistant director for ten years mainly for commercials.

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At a turning point she moved to production managing, first in advertising and then quickly in feature films. Then she took part to the revival of Belgian series as an executive producer over the two seasons of “Unité 42”. Eager to put her experience at the service of the precise and ambitious editorial line of Iota Production, Christelle joined the team in September 2019 with the desire to support projects and authors starting from the genesis of the films to their path towards the public. Christelle is a member of the film commission of the Centre du Cinéma of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

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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