Annabella NEZRI

CEO & Producer

After studying Political Science and Law at the ULB (Free University of Brussels), she decided to get round the classic path that was intended for her and to throw herself into what she’s passionate about since a very young age: cinema. She starts as a production trainee, makes coffees, and blocks traffic by -10 °. For some reason still mysterious, she loves this environment and decides to go into the production of films.
With more than ten years of experience in film production in various Belgian companies (development and set), she founded her own production company Kwassa Films in 2014 with Clément Manuel.
She is a member of the Selection Committee of The Belgian Film Fund and of the steering Committee of The Boost Camp (more info here), and she is the vice-president of the UPFF (French Speaking Producer Union).
She followed the “Creation and growth” program at the famous SOLVAY Brussels School and is a member of the EAVE network, the international program for audiovisual entrepreneurs.

JUNIOR PRODUCER

After film & theatre studies in Berlin and Metz, Marie graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2008, with a Master Degree in Cultural Management.

Marie started working for Saga Film, a well-known production company in Belgium, thanks to some work experience she made during internships in a production company and a film festival. She worked there two years as an assistant producer and became then head of development and coproductions.

In 2013, she joined the Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, a one-year training program from La Fémis and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Marie collaborated then with different production companies in Belgium and France (Fontana, Popiul, Saga, Belga Studios, Cinéma Defacto) and joined Kwassa Film in October 2015 as junior producer.

Marie-Sophie VOLKENNER

Louise de Hemptinne

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Captivated in her childhood by the journeys of Nicolas Hulot (the presenter of a French wildlife and nature program), Louise completed a bachelor of journalism (IHECS), before carrying out as a video-reporter an internship at the United Nations headquarters and various commissioned projects.

After a master’s degree in environmental sciences at the University of Edinburgh and a certificate in agroecology, she acquired her first professional experience in the associative sector, skills that she strengthen by a management program at the Solvay Business School (Brussels).

She works as a Production Assistant at Kwassa Films since March 2018. In parallel, she founded Extrasystole Productions with Aurian de Wouters.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Clément Manuel is above all a comedian. In 2004, he won the first prize at the Royal Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Brussels.

In 2010, he co-founded the company Chicken Impact whose latest show, “Squash”, which he directed, produced and performed alongside Charlie Dupont, was performed more than 50 times between the Festival off Avignon, Brussels and the Walloon Region.

Thus, after many appearances in commercials, television, short films and feature films (“The chance of my life” by Nicolas Cuche, “Marsupilami” by Alain Chabat …) , he played in Belgian and French series and TV movies such as “The Killer of the Lake”, “Jacqueline Sauvage”, “The day I burned my heart” ….

But it was for the event series “Ainsi soient-ils” for ARTE, “Falco” for TF1, and more recently “Public Enemy” for RTBF that Clément Manuel played  his breakthrough roles and was revealed to the general public.

More information and complete filmography here here

Clément MANUEL