En Compagnie des Lamas
EN COMPAGNIE DES LAMAS
En Compagnie des Lamas is an independent structure which, in first place, supported the production of Testimony by Shlomi Elkabetz, selected in Venice’s Film Festival in 2011, and Atlit by Shirel Amitai, released in France in 2015. More recently, the refreshing film In Between – Bar Bahar by Maysaloun Hamoud was a success in festivals and cinemas all around the world, especially in Toronto and San Sebastian.
With new projects coming, the company has developed trustful relationships with artists and producers whose sharp sense of observation push to look at the world with a fresh eye. Since then, En Compagnie des Lamas continues working on the development of fictions, feature films and documentaries for cinema and television
After some time working in film distribution for Metropolitan Filmexport, then in film production, Sandrine Brauer worked at the CNC (French National Center of Cinematography) as project executive for the Chief Executive Officer, David Kessler. She then joined the distribution company Diaphana and managed the edition of dozen of DVDs. She went back to film production in 2007 when Gilles Jacob, then President of the Cannes Film Festival, entrusted her with the executive production of To Each His Own Cinema, the film initiated for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, written and directed by 35 of the world’s greatest filmmakers. The work on this special project nourished the will to be part of ambitious films, highlighting the view of engaged artists. This is how she created her own production company in 2008, En Compagnie des Lamas..
In parallel to the development of En Compagnie des Lamas, Sandrine also produced for Elzévir Films, and especially for Elzévir & Cie, which she co-founded with Marie Masmonteil and Denis Carot. She especially produced the Cesar winning for Best Documentary, Tous au Larzac aka Leadersheep by Christian Rouaud (Cannes Film Festival 2011), and the Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Cannes Director’s Fortnight 2014). Also several TV documentaries for French TV channels such as Arte, Canal+, France 2 and France 3 : Women of courage by Eric Guéret, The Rise of ecology by Virginie Linhart, La Saga des écolos by Valérie Manns, Pierrette and Thorsten and Childree, a woman’s choice by Colombe Schneck, and Democracy facing jihad and They joined Marine (Le Pen) by Frédéric Biamonti.