Kaléo films is an independent film production company, founded by Olivier Charvet and Sophie Germain at the end of 2001, based in Paris, France.
We develop and produce feature-length films and documentaries, for cinema and television. Author-driven films that we work with as craftsmen, from the initial script to the encounter with an audience. Our choices are above all driven by the character of the filmmakers, and the strength and coherence of their project.
• Filmography for cinema :
In the steps of Trisha Brown by Marie-Hélène Rebois, FID 2016 / Dance on camera 2017
I’ll come to you with Deaf eyes, by Laetitia Carton, Lussas/ Montreal IFF 2015
Edmond, a portrait of Baudoin, by Laetitia Carton. Grand Prize at Festival "Traces de vie" 2014
Far from men by David Oelhoffen, adapted from Albert Camus, starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb. Premiered at Venice Mostra and Tiff 2014. In coproduction with One World Films.
Stop-over (L’escale) by Kaveh Bakhtiari, feature documentary. Selected at Cannes Film Festival 2013 (Director’s Fortnight)- in coproduction with Louise Productions (CH).
In your wake (Nos retrouvailles) by David Oelhoffen (2007), starring Jacques Gamblin and Nicolas Giraud- Premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2007 (Critic’s Week).
Miss Montigny by Miel van Hoogenbemt (2006), starring Ariane Ascaride and Sophie Quinton, in coproduction with Entre Chien et Loup, Samsa Films, Ipso Facto, A Private View
At financing and development stage :
Dans de beaux draps by Stéphanie Noël, feature film
Ava by Agnès Caffin, feature film
We have also produced a few short films by directors Samir Guesmi, David Oelhoffen Agnès Caffin, Henry Colomer, that won numerous awards at festivals around the world.
• Filmography for television :
We produced the documentaries by Gérald Caillat, Immortality for Arte and The Music competition for France 2, and the award-winning documentary series Classic archive (78 episodes of 52 minutes), in association with Ideale Audience, BBC and INA.
• Producers’ background :
Prior to Kaléo films, Olivier Charvet was managing director and producer at Ideale Audience between 1994 and 2001, and followed the production of the feature films Madame Butterfly by Frederic Mitterrand, and The Last Letter by Frederick Wiseman, and numerous international award-winning documentaries in the field of music and arts.
Sophie Germain was line producer at Ideale Audience between 1995 and 2006, and supervised the production of 20 international documentaries, that won many awards around the world. She worked closely with directors such as Frederick Wiseman, Bruno Monsaingeon, Marie-Hélène Rebois, Gérald Caillat, Georges Gachot, Alexander Sokurov, Sophie Fiennes.