Providences is the association of producers and directors based in Corsica, in Paris, and in Iceland, who share a same dream : producing arthouse films and VR projects in connection with a location set in a powerful nature.
Providences’ main office is located in the mountains of Corsica, where our projects are developed and produced. It’s also a creation lab, where we welcome artists from all over the world. As our interaction with nature needs to be redefined shortly, technology allows us to live with it in a new way. That’s why we want to share this place that overwhelms and inspire us, and create from there ambitious and innovative film experiences.
Providences was founded by Antoine Viviani, and produced his two feature films In Situ (2011) and In Limbo (2015). In 2017, the company welcomes three new partners : Pierre-Alain Giraud, Laurence Reymond et Emanuela Righi.
With this creation lab built on the side of a magic mountain, we want to invent a place for creation like no other, open to international projects. Every summer, we invite international artists for a festival of cinema and performances in the wild nature.
He produced and directed in 2011 In Situ, a feature documentary about artistic interventions in the urban space in Europe, which received the Best digital documentary Award at IDFA in Amsterdam in 2011 and the Best film award at London Doc Fest in 2012.
In 2015, he produced and directed Dans les limbes (English title: In Limbo), a documentary essay and interior voyage into the limbo of the Internet, as if the global network was dreaming of itself. The film premiered in Nov 2015 as part of the international competition of CPH:Dox in Copenhagen.
After cinema studies in Lyon and Paris, Laurence Reymond works from 2003 to 2011 for film distribution companies : Ad Vitam as booking agent, and then Le Pacte, as an assistant for acquisitions and later in charge of international coproductions. She also regularly writes film reviews for different publications and websites. In 2011, she’s a member of the selection committee for the Brive middle-lenght European film festival.
In 2012, she joins the Directors’ Fortnight, in charge of short films. For 3 years, she’s also programming coordinator for the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montréal. Since 2015, she’s a member of the selection committee of Entrevues-Belfort, and a consultant for the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec-FCVQ.
She’s also a script reader for institutions such as CNC, French regions and the Fondation Gan. In 2017, she joins Providences’ team with the desire to nurture and help young talents with ambitious, hybrid, engaged and poetic cinematographic & audiovisual projects.
Pierre-Alain Giraud is a French filmmaker, cinematographer and animator. He became an associate of Providences in 2017, after working as an editor on Antoine Viviani's film In Limbo.
He studied at the London Film School and was mentored by Darius Khondji. He directed animation music videos and films for Björk producer’s Valgeir Sigurdsson and contemporary artist Gabriela Fridriksdottir (Crepusculum for the art biennale of Lyon in 2013 and The Inner Life of a Hay Bale for the art biennale of Venice in 2015). He was editor and cinematographer of the BAFTA nominated film « Only Sound Remains » by Arash Ashtiani.
In 2011, he directed a feature documentary, Everything Everywhere All The Time, premiered at CPH:DOX Copenhagen. He shot and edited a film part of Sacrifice, a trilogy of performances by Gabriela Fridriksdottir, Ragnar Kjartansson and Matthew Barney, premiered in the spring of 2017. He is writing his first feature film Aimé, finishing a feature documentary, L'invention du quotidien and co-writes and directs a series of cartoons with Guillaume Long, A boire et à manger (La station animation, APC).
After Literature studies at the University of Genoa in Italy, Emanuela Righi moves to Paris to study Visual Anthropology and Documentary Cinema with Jean Rouch. From 1999 to 2001 she works for the documentary TV channel Planète. Then, from 2001 to 2008, she joins the post-production company TVS-TITRA FILMS, where she is in charge of the coordination of post-production and dubbing of documentaries for TV channels such as France5, Arte , Planète ...
In 2009, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and the Fondazione Palazzo Ducale Genoa, she produces "Videodanse 2009 hors les murs", a dance film festival and encounter with the dancer and choreographer Alain Buffard. Since 2010 she works for various film production companies in Paris (Méroé films, Banshee films, Bachibouzouk, Epinoia...) as production manager.
In 2016 she joins Providences firstly as production accountant. Now she’s also involved in the reorganisation of the company and the development of various projects.
Graduated from Sciences Po Paris and the production workshop of La Femis, Thomas Jaeger used to work for several production companies as business and legal affairs, before founding his own production company Haiku Films (La où les fleuves m'ont émmené, By Laurie Lassale, Semaine de la Critique 2014). In Providences, he is advising regarding financial and business matters.