Film Seekers France, the newly launched branch of international sales agency Film Seekers, focuses on commercially driven European feature films. Working with new and established filmmakers alike, assisting from script development to distribution, the company has established itself as a specialist in uplifting feelgood dramas and elevated genre films, currently representing four to six films a year.
Recent Film Seekers successes include Edie, released theatrically from 2018 and named “One of the year’s biggest independent theatrical success stories” by Trade Magazine, The Witch in the Window which sold on multi-territory deals worldwide and has had a fantastic international festival run, and most recently UK/German co-production Love Sarah, which has released in more than 50 countries worldwide.
After working in feature film production in Hollywood on movies starring Rob Schneider, David Carradine, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder, Wes Bentley, Steve Buscemi, to name but only a few, Caroline chose to come back to Europe and relocate to London in 2008 as Director of Development & Marketing at Seven Arts Pictures.
In 2011, she joined AV Pictures where she gained invaluable knowledge in deal structuring from the company’s founder, Vic Bateman.
In May 2014, she launched Metrodome International, the international sales arm of the Metrodome Group handling a wide range of feature films from third party producers to in-house productions. She then left Metrodome to launch her own company, Truffle Pictures, a London based international sales agency and production house, in 2016, and subsequently Film Seekers Ltd since February 2018.
Caroline is a French native based in London who speaks fluent French, English and Spanish. She holds two post-graduate master degrees one in Chemistry from the University of Versailles and the second one in Business Management from the University of Bordeaux.
She is a member of BAFTA and sits on the board of two major lobbying associations: Film Export UK and the Independent Film and Television Alliance.
Ethan graduated from Birkbeck, University of London, with a Distinction in MA Film and Screen Media with Film Programming and Curation. He also holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Leeds.
During his Masters, he undertook a number of internships within sales and distribution companies including Alliance Media Partners, Altitude and Film Seekers during the European Film Market. Ethan has also worked and programmed at film festivals including BFI Future Film Festival and the London East Asia Film Festival, finding a real desire to connect audiences from around the world with great films.
Coupling knowledge of a wide range of films with an instinct for what works, he joined Film Seekers on a permanent basis as a Sales and Marketing Assistant before moving on to Sales and Acquisitions Coordinator.
Jennifer joined Film Seekers as Head of International Servicing from Truffle Pictures in October 2016 where she headed International Servicing for over two years. She now works collaboratively with Film Seekers; servicing from Visual Data.
Prior to joining Truffle Pictures, Jennifer worked for Metrodome Group where for almost 4 years she headed up both International and UK Distribution operations and servicing. She worked on films such as Frances Ha, White God, Mommy and Tangerine.
Previous to Metrodome, Jennifer worked for over 6 years at Content Media Corporation where she was liaising with producers and filmmakers to deliver film assets to international distributors on a variety of films including Black Book, Fish Tank, Outpost and The Pact.
Riaya Aboul Ela
Riaya is a marketing and public relations executive who started her own consultant agency in 2007, having previously worked with US and UK based international sales agents and distributors – Pathe Picture International, BBC Films, Tartan Films, Focus Features International, eOne International, The Little Film Company, and more. Riaya had handled award-winning, internationally renowned films and programming across all genres and budgets.
She has extensive expertise developing and implementing film festival strategies, distribution and publicity plans and developing full campaign assets.
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