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An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed several pictures before completing in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and staring Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra as well as many worldwide peace activists. In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a Drama filmed in Hong Kong: ‘Red Passage’ which won many Awards in the Festival circuit. Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful Music and Film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and various websites for the last twenty five years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for many French and American Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. Mr. Itier seats on the board of Directors of ‘Darfur Women Action Group’ in an attempt to bring Peace to Darfur. He is also the  founding President of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace ( www.RotaryEclubofWorldPeace.org ) and he is part of the U.N Association, Santa Barbara chapter. Lately he joined the World Council of Wisdom (https://thevisioneers.ca ) to bring Peace to the World.

Mr. Itier grew up in France and he moved in the USA thirty years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and three sons. Emmanuel Itier released in 2014 another inspiring documentary Celebrating Women around the planet: ‘FEMME-Women healing the World.’ This Documentary earned over 20 Awards around the World. 

Late 2017 Mr. Itier completed his third feature Documentary: ‘Shamanic Trekker’, about shamanism in Peru. Mr. Itier has just released two more documentaries in order to keep “Making Peace, One movie at a time.” 

These films are part of a series called ‘The Oneness Collection: Documentaries for a conscious Humanity.’ The first one is called ‘The Cure: Healing The Mind, Healing The Body, Healing the Planet’  and the politically loaded Doc: ‘We The People: A Re-Evolution of Economics and Politics’, which is sure to shake the system! 

Mr. Itier is a recipient of the ‘2018 Global Citizen Award’ from the prestigious United Nation Association and he was named President of The Year 2018 by the Rotary E-Club of World Peace. 

In 2019, just before the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Mr. Itier went to film a drama about quantum physics in Germany and in German. The shooting was stopped by the crisis and he hopes to return by mid 2021 to complete this new endeavor.

In 2021 the impactful and very timely 6th documentary directed by Emmanuel will be released: ‘Guns, Bombs & War: A Love Story’.

Finally, Mr. Itier has formed a spiritual and political movement in France called ‘The French Victory’ (www.LaVicotireFrancaise.net ) with the ambition to run for President in 2022. His vision is:  “I, The People – We, President.” 

In Oneness, we shall heal the World. 

He is a member of The Critics Choice Association.

Emmanuel is a regular contributor to filmfestivals.com; in 2021 he covered Sundance and Santa Barbara with cutting edge filmmakers interviews.

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COVID-19 GROUND ZERO Review: Dances with films festival 2022

    With: director Mustafa Ozgun, producer/writer/actress Laura Weissbecker, actor Brandon Sutton (“Jimmy”), composers Marco Velerio Antonini and Elena Maro     The covid pandemic has been the center subject and concern of so many movies that one could wonder why we would need one more exploration of this nightmare we are still part of. Well, this is assuming you have not seen, just yet, the romantic and eye tearing picture from Mustafa Ozgun and also pro...

"Spring, seeing Hong Kong again", film review by Emmanuel Itier

SPRING: SEEING HONG KONG AGAIN A review by Emmanuel ITIER In this short documentary of 27 minutes, French filmmaker Benoît Lelievre (“Le miroir d’Alice”, “À ton image”) awakens, in the moment of "spring", the notion of community and warmth in a covid-hit huge city like Hong Kong. Sit down, remain calm, open your senses, and let the spectacle unfold.   Through some aerial cinematography and a poetic approach we encounter several char...

Acid Test Interview with director: Jennifer Waldo

Acid Test Interview with director: Jennifer Waldo byEmmanuel Itier https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12385296 One may have heard about “riot Grrrl” music and one may have heard about director Jennifer Waldo who had done a short, “Acid Test”, in 2017, about a young girl coming from a concert and confessing to her parent about tripping on acid. This new film is the feature version of Waldo take about this coming-of-age teenage rebellion and it is based on a true story. Beyon...

Echoes of the Empire Beyond Gengis Khan: Interview with Director Robert H.Lieberman

ECHOES OF THE EMPIRE: BEYOND GENGHIS KAHN. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11832792 Interview with Director Robert H.Lieberman by Emmanuel Itier   Genghis Khan is a mythical and an iconic historical figure that is both controversial and fascinating. Director and writer, Rober H.Lieberman is rising to the surface a new vision about the impact and the “legacy” from this man who changed his people, his empire and the World at large. This is a must see documentary to better underst...

Surviving the Cartel With the showrunner: Ely Bams

SURVIVING THE CARTEL   With the showrunner: Ely Bams   By Emmanuel Itier Q: Where did this show come from, what were your intentions with it?   Ely: I have been working on this show for the past seven years. I wrote the first draft in 2015. I had a short film that helped me push my career forward with something else. I tried to sell that show, but they told me I couldn’t sell it without a big show runner. And, of course, all the big show runners are always busy on the...

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM - HOT DOCS film festival Interview with the director

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM Interview with director: Raoul Martinez. By Emmanuel Itier for filmfestivals.com   Q: What was the inspiration behind this doc series, what were your intentions?   Raoul: I always wanted to do a movie about economics and capitalism. What I consider the madness of our economical system. It’s something I researched and wrote about for a number of years. But I realized that to put it in a documentary form you need a human connection, unless you want...

OVO - Cirque du Soleil : Must watch...

OVO Los Angeles – Avril 2022. With senior publicist Janie Mallet   Interview by Emmanuel Itier Transforming and enchanting might be the two key words for this mesmerizing journey offered by, Cirque du Soleil, with their Brazilian inspired music and insect driven spectacle: ‘OVO’. Be prepared to be entertained and transported into a surrealistic magic universe where your favorite bug will put a spell on your soul and turn you into one of them. This is ind...

The End of Medicine: documentary from Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix - Interview with Alex and Alice

THE END OF MEDICINE With: filmmaker Alex Lockwood and Dr. Alice Brough Interview by Emmanuel Itier ‘The End of Medicine’ (AppleTV/iTunes! Link can be found here: https://apple.co/3JoE0Zz} could very much be the last documentary made as a cautionary tale to explain the dangers and the exploitation of animal raised for your “stomachs”. It’s a vivid and alarming exposé about the many advantages of removing animals from your diet. As a growing older man, ...

Interview with Ben Epstein director of WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE

WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE Mammoth Film Festival Interview with director: Ben Epstein.     By Emmanuel Itier Q: What was the idea making this film, how did it come together?   Ben: I remember being a teenager very well and I remember realizing that my parents were also “people”! It’s not so simple to navigate the adult world and it’s like unraveling some sort of emotional mystery. My own emotional detective work is like so removed from Alex, played by the...

Universal Studios Hollywood – Special Holiday Celebration

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS…HERE COMES THE HOLY JOYFUL SEASON!!! Here comes the most joyful moment of the year where we can finally slow down, forget (almost) about the last two years of this messy covid crisis, and celebrate with the whole family the holy season. Nothing better but an escapade to Universal Studios Hollywood (https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/web/en/us ) setting up its Christmas celebration for the whole month of December. How can one not fall in love with the yearly...

San Diego Zoo review and interview with “Wildlife Ambassador”Marco Wendt

THE SAN DIEGO ZOO: ALIVE  AND UNCAGED!   Photos by: Jamie Wells and Roxanna Bina.   As soon as you get to the San Diego Zoo ( www.SDZWA.org   and https://sandiegozoowildlifealliance.org ), you immediately feel like you are boarding another world. A magical world where animals welcome you in their kingdom and where you should be a humble and respectful guest. This season there is no better place but to grace the many “lands” of the San Diego zoo. You wil...

Interview with Director: David Beinstei for 'Are you happy'

Photo AYHN ADAM AND GINA RING from ARE YOU HAPPY NOW  Interview with Director: David Beinstein.       Q: Tell me about the inspiration for this film, where does it come from?   David: It’s really the story about a guy who is certain he is going to screw up his life. And he is holding on his girlfriend that he is loving more than anything. He is holding on her out of fear. I can relate to this idea, this concept . Once the script was together, I did a ...

Interview with the director of Saving Paradise: Jay Siverman

Director Jay Silverman with stars William Moseley and Johanna Braddy SAVING PARADISE Directed by: Jay Siverman   Q: Why this film? What were you trying to express with this feature?   Jay: First, we discovered the screenplay on the famous “black list”, the list of unproduced screenplays. We then came to term with the writer, Van Billet. Together we worked closely on developing this project. And we ended up, what I consider, a meaningful picture. We started in 2018...

Interview with the director of Madness Inside Me

THE MADNESS INSIDE ME Chat with Director:  Matthew Berkowitz Trailer Q: How did this film happen and what was the inspiration?   Matthew: I’m a huge fan of Brian De Palma, Hitchcock but also European master like Lars Von Trier or Gaspar Noé. Also, my mother is a psychologist and therefore I have a personal connection to the world explored in “The Madness inside me”. Some of the stories I heard as a kid from my mother left an impact on me. And I thought t...

LEGOLAND Movie World - opened for business!

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT: BUCKLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDES!!! In the Spring 2020, we all were ready to celebrate the brand new opening of the ‘The LegoMovie World’ (https://www.legoland.com/california/things-to-do/theme-park/the-lego-movie-world/ )… but, the pandemic happened! Jump to one year later and finally, we were able to partake in the launch of Emmet’s immersive world of the hit movie coming to life! The most breathtaking experience is definitely ‘Emmet...

Crutch doc filmmakers interviewed

CRUTCH chronicles the gravity defying life of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, breakdancer and skate punk—on crutches.   CRUTCH https://www.crutchdoc.com    Bentonville Festival 2021   Interview with Directors: Sachi Cunningham and Chandler Evans CRUTCH (Trailer) from VAYABOBO on Vimeo. Q: How did you come up with this inspiring Doc about Bill Shannon aka “Crutch Master”, a multi-disciplinary ...

Interview : THE HIGH LIFE by and with Stephanie Sanditz

THE HIGH LIFE By and with Stephanie Sanditz       IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1102885     Q: What was the inspiration with this new series and what were you trying to explore?   Stephanie: I grew up a “Christmas tree-jew”! My father was jewish and an insurance sales man. He had a keen sense of humor but never let it out. My mother was from a Christian family with Texas and Ozark roots. Therefore I was always a seeker and I we...

“IN ACTION” in conversation with directors: Sean Kenealy and Eric Silvera

Interview by Emmanuel Itier   In Action In Action Bande-annonce VO   Q: How did this movie come together?   Sean: Eric and I met in a creative class in 2012. And we would meet after class and talk about action movies we grew up with. We formed a deep bond through that exchange. And because we had the intention to make a first film without a huge budget, we figured out this script, “In Action”. I pitched Eric the idea of a two persons action movi...

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