MPM Film was founded in July 2007. During the last seven years we have produced more than ten feature films including:
In 2008, Hooked (Picnic) by Adrian Sitaru (Venice Days, Toronto IFF).
In 2011, The Turin Horse by Béla Tarr, in Competition at the Berlinale, won the Silver Bear and FIPRESCI award; Historias by Julia Murat, (Venice Days, Toronto IFF, San Sebastian).
In 2014, Dzma/Brother (Notre enfance à Tbilisi), a first film of Georgian Teona Mghvdeladze, (co-produced with ARTE France Cinéma); TARR Béla, I used to be a filmmaker, by Jean-Marc Lamoure (in co-production with Cine+) in competition at the FID Marseille, 2013; Xenia by Panos Koutras (in co-production with ARTE France Cinéma and supported by Cinémas du Monde and Eurimages) presented at Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival.
In 2015, Box by Florin Serban (co-produced with ZDF-Arte and supported by Cinémas du Monde and Eurimages).
Currently, we are preparing next films of Paz Encina, Ejercicios de memoria and of Lucrecia Martel, Zama.
MPM Film World Sales lineup 2016 includes BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH, by Mahmoud Sabbagh (Berlinale 2016 Forum), KILL ME PLEASE, by Anita Rocha da Silveira (Venice Orizzonti 2015, SXSW 2016, New Directors New Films 2016), TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, by Daniel Rosenfeld (FID Marseille 2015).
With a strong experience, both artistic and financial, and an important network in the industry and in festivals, our wish is to support the independent production of confirmed film directors and to continue to discover the film directors of tomorrow.
Marie-Pierre Macia (Founder & Producer) started her career at the Cinémathèque Francaise, after earning a degree in Classics and French Literature. Later she researched film preservation at the Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, U.C.L.A. and the Pacific Film Archive in the US and curated international films for the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Macia is the former Director of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight) of the Cannes Film Festival, where she discovered and presented the debut films of such now-famous filmmakers as Mexican director Carlos Reygadas with Japon, Sofia Coppola with Virgin Suicides and the Romanian Directors Cristi Puiu and Cristian Mungiu with respectively Marfa Si Banii and Occident. Most recently, she worked as personal adviser to Cristian Mungiu on his last film, 4 months 3 weeks 2 days, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes 2007.
Macia has served as jury in many international festivals such as Rotterdam film festival, Jerusalem, Cluj in Romania, in Mar del Plata and in Los Angeles.
Marie-Pierre Macia is also the Head of Crossroads, the co-production forum of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Claire Gadéa (Producer) started her career at JBA Production with producer Jacques Bidou. As a production assistant, she worked on about ten feature films including One Evening After the War by Rithy Panh (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 1998), The Mutants by Teresa Villaverde (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 1998), April Captains by Maria de Medeiros (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2000) and Lumumba by Raoul Peck (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2000). In 2007, she joined Steamboat Films as a production manager. She is responsible for the ‘collection design’ for the Franco-German TV channel Arte, in co-production with the Centre Georges Pompidou. Interested in the challenges offered by new media, she created the site VoD Europa Film Treasures (Focal Award 2011 in the category “Best use of archive images on a non-television platform.”) in 2008 at Lobster Films, with the support from the Media program and in partnership with 30 European film archives.
In 2010 Claire Gadéa stepped into the field of executive production. Her first feature film, Run directed by Philippe Lacôte, was selected in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, 2014. She recently joined MPM Film as a producer.
Meriem Varone (Script Consultant, in charge of Development) graduated literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle), theatrical dramaturgy (IET Paris), and script-writing & storytelling techniques (CEFPF). She early developed a feature film project for New Front Films in California. Then she joined the CNC (French Cinema Center) as a reader. She worked in publishing for many major publishers (Maspero, Hachette, Hatier, Nathan, Larousse …), as an editor, then editorial manager. In 2002 Meriem Varone was the head of a publishing company (Dessain et Tolra), and successfully developed its catalogue for 7 years.
Meriem Varone has over 20 years of experience in reading, writing, and editing.
Since 2009, Meriem dedicates herself to the film industry and collaborates with producers such as MPM Film or Rude Stones Production. She brings to MPM Film her expertise in selecting and developing projects, adapting, consulting, writing support, etc.
Ricardo Monastier (International Sales & Festivals) graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual (University of Sao Paulo) and worked for several years as a producer in Brazil. In Europe, he completed his studies at the ATELIER LUDWIGSBURG-PARIS, post-graduation course organized by La fémis in France, Baden Württemberg Film Academy, Germany and National Film and Television School, UK. After working at The Works, UDI and Le Petit Bureau, Ricardo is now Head of Sales at MPM Film.