Thorin The Last Neanderthal?Megaliths Of Carnac And Brittany Shores - A World HeritageFarmers Of The Southern Alps: Time SuspendedDancing To Grow Up - One Year Inside The Preljocaj Ballet Jr The Roads Of JadeBossa Da Mata

In production


DIRECTOR: Pascal Cuissot



PRODUCTION: Fred Hilgemann Films

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF: ARTE France, CNC, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, CNRS Images, Ville de Malataverne, Procirep-Angoa

FORMAT: 52 minutes


In production


Megaliths Of Carnac And Brittany Shores

A World Heritage

One thousand years  before the construction of the stone circles of Stonehenge, the first megalithic architectures ever were built in Brittany (western France). From 6500 years BP, these buildings erected by the Neolithic people have crossed time, being still very spectacular today. On the shores of Carnac and of the Morbihan, the archaelogists have numbered more than 500 major monuments, spread over a huge territory. Now they know that they belonged to a powerful kingdom which reigned upon the Atlantic coast for almost two millenia and deeply influenced Europe. Probably the most ancient kingdom of the world…

DIRECTORS: Marie-Anne Sorba & Jean-Marc Cazenave

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS:  Christine Boujot, Serge Cassen (National Center of Scientific Research)

PRODUCTION: Fred Hilgemann Films & Paysages de Mégalithes

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF : Brittany local TVs, Tébéo, Tébésud & TVR with the support of Brittany Region

FORMAT: 10×10 minutes

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Farmers Of The Southern Alps: Time Suspended

The southern side of the French Alps has been severely striken by the droughts those last years.  But it is also the land of farmers who have been growing lambs and cows there for centuries. How can they manage to keep on their activities in the context of the global warming? For one year, the director Jean-Marc Cazenave is living in immersion with those farmers, especially the Gros family, living in the small Buëch Valley. Their conditions of living only depend of rains and of the melting of the glaciers. Being also the Mayor of the village of Chabestan, Anne-Marie Gros has to face the impact of climate change on the daily life of the inhabitants of the village. Will those farmers have the time to adapt to the new conditions?

DIRECTOR: Jean-Marc Cazenave

PRODUCTION: Fred Hilgemann Films


FORMAT: 52 minutes

In development


Dancing To Grow Up

one year inside the Preljocaj Ballet Jr

Internationally renowned, the Preljocaj Ballet, founded by the famous choregrapher Angelin Preljocaj in Aix-en-Provence (France), offers every year a unique opportunity to 12 young dancers coming from Japan, Portugal, Spain or Germany, to train inside the Junior Ballet for 12 months. Hundreds of candidates dance during the selection days. For those who succeed, spending one year inside the Ballet is a turning point in their life. For the first time, the director Julien Bengel, who has been filming the Ballet for several years and has an exclusive access, puts the metamorphosis of the young dancers in light in a documentary.

DIRECTOR: Julien Bengel

PRODUCTION: Fred Hilgemann Films & Mise en Boîte

FORMAT: 52 minutes


PARTNER: Ballet Preljocaj

In development


2500 m high in the Alps, after almost 10 years of researches, the French archaeologist Pierre Pétrequin (CNRS) finds a quarry of jade, which was formerly exploited by men during the Neolithic, 7000 years ago.

This exceptional discovery solves one of the toughest enigmas of European Prehistory: which is the meaning of the mysterious objects, jadeite axes and rings, that were buried in most of important tombs of the European continent during this time ?

From the Atlantic to the Black Sea, and from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, we discover, step by step, another face of Europe, a territory that becomes a continental network of highly valuable goods and new social ideas during the late Prehistory.

DIRECTORS : Marie-Anne Sorba & Jean-Marc Cazenave

CONSEILLER SCIENTIFIQUE : Pierre Pétrequin (French National Center of Scientific Research)


In development

Bossa Da Mata

Music From The Brazilian Rainforest

Documentary – 52 & 90 minutes – 4K
Environment / Arts & Culture
Written & directed by Jean Philippe & Jean-Marc Cazenave
With the support of PROCIREP & ANGOA and

The Pitch : To the Roots of Music with Roberto Menescal

The legendary, Gammy awarded composer and guitarist Roberto Menescal returns to the roots of his music and 60 years career as a master of Bossa Nova. Blossomed in the 1950s in the tropical landscape of Rio de Janeiro, this avant-garde movement keeps on influencing the whole world of music for 60 years. Meeting scientists and artists along a muscial journey, we discover with him the influence of the beautiful Mata Atlantica, a world of rythm and sounds and a World Treasure, on culture and Mankind.

A Musical Journey into Nature

RM pain de sucreThe film proposes a ride into Nature and wild life in shape of a cool musical ballad on the Eastern coast of Brazil. Lead by Menescal, both famous for his Gammy awarded 60-years career, and his knowledge of botany, it brings together acclaimed musicians such as Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Gilberto Gil and the young American singer Stacey Kent, to reveal the deep connection of their music with the environment. Backed by bird-watchers, biologists, specialists in bioacoustics, we discover the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest as a whole, crossed by specific vibrations and energy. From the sky to the ground, listening the calls of animals and the whispers of the trees, the harmonies and rythms of the forest become the melodies and tempo of bossa nova.

The Directors

Jean Philippe (France) – A writer and a journalist, former host of radio shows specialized in Brazil for 20 years, he worked as a musical advisor and a co-author for several documentaries for Arte, France Télévisions and the Brazilian market: A descoberta de Orfeu (2014), A Dream Team (2006), Looking for Orfeu Negro (2005). Also a musician, based in Cannes, he composed and recorded the album Rêver au Brésil (2012) with Menescal (guitar), Wanda Sa (vocals) and Raul Mascarenas (flute).

Jean-Marc Cazenave (France) – Author and director for 10 years, he has made several documentaries about Brazil since his first film, Sweating in Bahia (2007). The country has always been a lucky star to him: he was in competition at Sao Paulo International Film Festival (2008), represented news French directors in Brazil during the Year of France (2009). As a director of photography he is a hunter of beautiful images and is especially good at managing teams during drone shootings and 3D conception to support the storytelling of his films.

The Superbrain

Exceptionnally gifted for perception and recording of the sound, the bioacoustician Juan Pablo Culasso (Uruguay) is one of the key-member of the team. Aged 30, he won NatGeo South American contest “Superbrains” in 2014. Born blind, he is able to name more than 500 bird spieces just hearing their songs. For the last past two years, he has been recording natural sounds on several South American great natural sites, until Antarctica. With his extroardinary sensitivity and knowledge of wild life and sounds, he brings the invisible life of the Mata Atlantica up to the screen.

The Soundtrack

From the 1950s to our days, greatest hits by Menescal, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim (The Girl from Ipanema, Aguas de Março) and by young musicians such as Stacey Kent, bring us back to the original spirit of Bossa Nova, breezing like a cool wind on the emotional landscapes of the Mata Atlantica.

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