Founded in 2000 in Belgium by Isabelle Truc, Iota Production is a production company equally at ease with fiction, documentary, TV series and animation.
The company has produced some fifty documentary films, including Icarus’ balance, by Patric Jean, released in Belgium and to be released in France in September 2022. From the human planet by Giovanni Cioni, which was screened at the Locarno Film Festival in 2021 for its world premiere, has been selected for festivals around the world and is being released in Italy. Overseas by Sung-A Yoon, sold by CAT&DOCS, was screened at Locarno Film Festival 2019 (Cineasti del presente competition) for its world premiere and then selected 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 at the Festival Ethnologique Jean Rouch (FR). The film, Magritte for best documentary in 2020, was released in theaters in Belgium, Switzerland and France in 2019. Ma’ohi nui, in the heart of the ocean my country lies by Annick Ghijzelings was selected at the Berlinale in 2018 (NATIV.e section) and then in many festivals.
Three documentaries are currently in production and ten more are in development, like Noor by Jérôme le Maire or Ghosts of the depths by Annick Ghijzelings. A documentary series on women in STEM is also being developed with the European public television (EBU).
Twelve features as majority Belgian productions were finalized, like Our Struggles by Guillaume Senez, his second feature film. The movie was selected at the Critics Week in Cannes 2018 (sold in more than twenty territories, selected in more than 30 festivals, awarded 9 times). The first feature of Vero Cratzborn, Into dad’s woods had its world premiere at Francophone International Film Festival of Namur, in October 2019. It runs in the family, the first feature of Elodie Lélu is currently in post-production. Several other projects are being written and developed.
Co-production is also part of the activity, enabling us to forge links with other producers, to regulate our own production rhythm and to widen the scope of possibilities. The feature film Oleg by Juris Kursietis, produced by Tasse Film in Latvia, was selected by the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival 2019 and won the Grand Prize in national competition at the Brussels International Film Festival 2019 (BRIFF). Tailor by Sonia Liza Kentermin had its world premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights 2020 and is since running the festivals. Backstage by Afef Ben Mahmoud and Khalil Benkirane (a coproduction between Tunisia, Morocco, France and Belgium) is currently in postproduction.
On the animation side, we coproduced in 2010 and 2015 the features The Secret of Kells and then Song of Sea by Tomm Moore. We are currently finishing the co-production of the series Look for the woman by Julie Gavras selected at the Annecy festival.
Benefiting from a strong and privileged relation with authors and creators, Iota Production invests now in the television series field, pushing its talents to cross their personal universe with a creative vitality, making Belgium a particularly favorable ground. Our projects #Innocents by Fred Muzzi, Hicham Insaan, Martin Brossollet, David Bourgie, Raphaël Baudet et Yann Vivane with the support of RTBF, Isabelle’s dreams by Vincent Lavachery and Dominique Christopher and Miss internet by Théo Willems are in development.
With more than hundreds festival’s prizes and a solid international network, Iota Production aims to give rise and to support, first and foremost, home-grown talent, and to co-produce high-quality films. Since the beginning, Iota production paid special attention to projects lead by women. Thus, our filmography achieves gender parity within our authors / directors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.