Urban Factory produces films by talented directors from all around the world, without restriction of genre nor budget.
Among our recent release:
PLAN 75 by Chie Hayakawa, a French-Japanese-Philippine production which had its World Premiere at Festival de Cannes 2022, Official Selection, Un Certain Regard and which won the Camera d’Or Special Mention prize.
Francesca i l’amor by Alba Sotorra, a French-Spanish production which had its World Premiere at Festival de Malaga in 2022.
There is also a French-Brazilian coproduction Good Manners, directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, a French-Argentine coproduction La Luz incidente by Ariel Rotter, and also The benefit of the doubt by Samuel Tilman.
After studying filmmaking at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Frederic starts his career at EQUINOXE as International Development Manager. He is a Reader for STUDIO CANAL and CANAL PLUS D.A, and works for 2 years at the AGENCE DU COURT METRAGE in the Sales Department.
He then develops the distribution subsidiary of KANPAÏ PRODUCTION.
Under the direction of Marin Karmitz, he launches and manages the International TV Sales Department of MK2, and work on the same mission for Hengameh Panahi at CELLULOID DREAMS.
In 2004, Frederic launches URBAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL which focuses on films exportation.
In 2012, he launches URBAN DISTRIBUTION focusing on theatrical releases in France and URBAN FACTORY dedicated to the production and coproduction of films.
Frederic also teaches the economy of films at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle and acts as expert for public institutions and training programs (EAVE, ACE, STUDIO TIFF BELL LIGHT BOX, Commission Européenne, etc.).
He is a member of Unifrance economic and director committees, Treasurer of Adef, and VP of Europa International.
After directing many documentaries for Canal + and France Television, Julien launches Dacor Production in 2000, advertising and musical videos company.
He produces the series Voix de garage directed by Marc Babaja and Mathilde Mélèse (2014), Détour aux sources, first feature film by Roda Fawaz and Cyril Gueï (2015) and Ictus Erotique, third short film by Keren Marciano (2015).
He becomes an Associate of Urban Factory in 2018.
After studying film production and acting, Maeva starts her career in 2011 as Production Assistant in Paris (at Kidam) and Los Angeles (Voltage Pictures) before flying to Shanghai in 2013 where she spends 7 years of her life.
In China, she produces documentaries, web series, commercials, animations and she works as Unit Production Manager on French feature films shot in Asia such as Minuscules, the mandibles from far away, directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo.
In 2019, she moves back to France and joins URBAN FACTORY where she is in charge of all the films in development, production and post-production.