Who Are We ?
Crescendo Media Films is an independent audiovisual production company.
We aim to develop daring, surprising and approachable projects, combining richness of points of view and creativity.
The company succeeded Crescendo Films, from which we have inherited a catalogue of over one hundred documentary films, and we are continuing its strong and demanding editorial line in cultural, scientific, historical, geopolitical, and societal documentaries. Since 2016, we are also expanding our activity to the production of fiction films, shorts and features for cinema, television and the Web. We also work in coproduction with French and international partners.
Our ambition is to open windows on the world and to let discover first films as well as the work of well-known authors.
Producer of documentary films
Graduated from the National Superior School of Cinema Louis Lumière, he traveled the world for fifteen years as a director of photography for television reports, documentaries, fiction films and publicities.
He created the audiovisual company Crescendo Films in 1995. Initially producing collections on « Art and Culture » topics, he rapidly turned towards historical and societal films, as well as geopolitical, scientific, and investigation documentaries for French channels such as France Télévisions, Arte, LCP, Public Sénat, Mezzo…, or international ones such as WDR, NHK, RTBF, TSR…, which are regularly selected, and awarded, at international festivals. He also produced documentaries for the cinema (Filming Haneke, RAS Nucléaire, Le berceau de l’enfant pisseur).
In 2013, he produced Kinshasa Kids, a feature film directed by Marc-Henri Wajnberg, and Port-au-Prince, Dimanche 4 Janvier in 2014, directed by François Marthouret, distributed by Sophie Dulac, which came out in July 2015.
He has been a member of the AST, Unifrance and TVFI (TV France International), as well as an elected member of the audiovisual union office of the SPI (2010-2014) and President of the audiovisual office (2013).
Executive producer of feature films and television films
After being the first assistant of Claude Chabrol, Pierre Schoendoerffer, Rachid Bouchareb, between others, on more that thirty films, he became a production manager and an executive producer for over sixty feature and TV films, notably on the three seasons of the collection Au siècle de Maupassant, which represents around forty films broadcasted on France 2.
In 1992, he created the audiovisual production company « Debsie Films » within which he produced, as an executive producer, TV films such as Une vie, directed by Elisabeth Rappeneau for France 2, but also documentaries and over ten short films.
Virginie has graduated from La Sorbonne University in Paris in Film and from the Saint-Martins School of Arts in London in Stage Design.
She had worked in film and tv production for the past 15 years, in particular at Les Films 13, (Company headed by Oscar winner Director Claude Lelouch for A man and a woman), at La Petite Reine (Company headed by Oscar Winner Thomas Langmann for the Artist), and alongside Philippe Delarue at Futurikon (Animation company – Cesar Winner for Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants).
She also has experience in international sales during her time at TF1 International and in acquisitions while working at tv channels TV5 Monde and France 5.
While still producing documentary films, she has started developing feature films projects.