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.

 

The Team

 

Serge Guez

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).

 

Marc Barbault

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.

 

Maud Reynaud

Production manager and producer of short films

Graduated from the business school ESC Grenoble and holding a Master’s Degree in Management of Cultural Organisations in Paris-Dauphine University, she was successively a production assistant on the development of feature films and transmedia projects at Zorba Production (2012-2013), and an audiovisual production administration manager at the Louvre Museum (2013-2014). She joined Crescendo in 2015 as a production manager.

She was also a member of the Reading Committee of the Screenwriting Assistance Program of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France (2015-2018) and a project associate in the Education and Training section of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (2009-2010).