La Belle Vie: The Good Life Year in Review 2016
Dearest Kickstarter backers,
2016 has been an incredible year for La Belle Vie: The Good Life.We have been around the world in the past 2 years as unofficial ambassadors... Read more
La Belle Vie: The Good Life Gets Nominated for an EMMY!
GUESS WHAT KICKSTARTER BACKERS????
La Belle Vie: The Good Life has been nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for Best Cultural Documentary! We are so excited that our story on... Read more
Upcoming Screening - We're back on South Florida PBS Tues. Sept. 6th
I hope that everyone had a great summer.
I just wanted to update everyone in regards to our schedule and our current status. South Florida's PBS station will be... Read more
Online Exclusive Screening has ended . . . Up Next, Paris!
Dear Kickstarter Supporters,
We hope that you have enjoyed our all-day online access to view La Belle Vie: The Good Life. It has now ended! But no worries, come... Read more
Private ALL DAY ONLINE SCREENING TUES. July 19th -Exclusive for Kickstarter Backers!
We hope that this message finds you well. On Tuesday, July 19th, we will be sending our kickstarter supporters a 1-day all-access code to watch La Belle Vie: The... Read more
Chicago Premiere of La Belle Vie: The Good Life - Sat. June 11th
Part of the NY African Diaspora Film Festival and The DuSable Heritage Association, La Belle Vie: The Good Life will be screening on Saturday, June 11th at 7:30pm. The Film... Read more
La Belle Vie Screens at PAMM this Sat. 2/13/16 4pm - MIAMI
We are so excited to announce that La Belle Vie: The Good Life will be featured at the prestigious Pérez Art Museum Miami as part of PAMM' monthly 2nd Free... Read more
A Year in Review! A huge thanks and Happy Holidays!
It’s been an amazing year for La Belle Vie: The Good Life!
We want to send everyone a warm thank you and wish you an amazing holiday.
We will... Read more
NYC Screening at the REEL Sisters Film Fest Sat. 10/24 at 4:30PM - Come Thru!
We are pleased to announce that we will be heading to New York to screen La Belle Vie: The Good Life during the REEL Sisters Film Festival taking place... Read more
WPBT2 To Air Local La Belle Vie: The Good Life MON. 9/21/15 10PM
We have exciting news to share. La Belle Vie: The Good Life will be airing on WPBT2 (a division of PBS) this Monday 9/21 on ch.2 at 10PM. ... Read more
Here are the dates for screenings to La Belle Vie: The Good Life in LA and Toronto
The 2nd Journey has just begun . . .
Please continue to help spread the word about La Belle Vie: The Good Life. If you know of anyone who lives... Read more
La Belle Vie: The Good Life premier's at The 23rd Pan African Film Festival and Toronto Black Film Festival
I am so excited to announce after 4 years of blood, sweat, tears and fun, La Belle Vie: The Good Life premier's at The 23rd Pan African Film Festival... Read more
Film Festival Annoucements - Screening of La Belle Vie: The Good Life
I hope all is well with everyone and you are all preparing a nice holiday with your friend's and family.
I wanted to drop a quick note and give... Read more
Official Trailer and New Website
For the past 4 years, we have been diligently shaping our story on Haiti and the Haitian experience. With over 60 hours of footage and many interviews, we've nailed down... Read more
Meet the Voices . . . The Diaspora Needs Therapy
Jean-Robert Chery is a trained psychologist from Montreal, Canada. After years of studying and practicing in critical therapy, he decided to take his skill-set back to Haiti. For the past... Read more
Meet the Voices . . . I'm Sick, Homesick!
After living in NYC for 25 years, Paula Hyppolite thought that she was coming down with some sort of sickness. After getting a consultation from her Doctor, it was discovered... Read more
Meet the Voices . . . The Sleeping Giant- The Haitian Diaspora
I met Dr. Charlene Desir a few years back in South Florida. When I talked to her about my project, she instantly identified and began to describe to me her... Read more
Meet the Voices . . . I Discovered a Movement!
As we were driving along the streets of Jacmel, a historical city in the southern region of Haiti, we met a man who was building a local soccer (futbol) stadium.... Read more
Meet the Voices of La Belle Vie . . . Mecca aka Grimo
As a kid, it took me a long time to come to terms with my Haitian identity. I hid my Haitianess from kids in middle school just to escape the... Read more
Meet the Voices of La Belle Vie . . . The Parent's
I couldn’t say it all in my 60 min documentary but I slightly touched on my parent’s story … I had too. Especially, my Mom. Mom was born in Haiti... Read more
Meet the Voices of La Belle Vie . . . History
Although La Belle Vie: The Good Life slightly touches on the past, I would be remiss not to mention the paternal side of my family. Growing up in Harlem, My... Read more
Meet the Voices of La Belle Vie
My Grandmother passed away when I was 15 years old. I always knew her as Mama Milone. She was my favorite person. She taught me many things but it's the... Read more
The Art of it . . .
I hope this quick message finds you all in the best spirit's.
Here are a few artwork snapshots that will be circulating the world wide web . .... Read more
Reflections on Haiti's Earthquake. . . Outtakes of La Belle Vie: The Good Life
I must say . . . You are part of an amazing project. We have completed the film with just some few touches here and there.
Since we have... Read more
My Mic Sounds Nice! Sound Editing in the Queue!
Dear Loyal Patient Supporter's,
We are getting closer and closer to what I believe will be a timeless documentary film that you are all a part of.
This past weekend,... Read more
The Beautiful Struggle- La Belle Vie
As we continue our editing process, we are busy at work clearing copyrights which is probably the biggest challenge for the Documentary Filmmaker. The permission stage where you spend... Read more
The Audacity of . . . Love- Updates La Belle Vie: The Good Life Documentary
As I put the final snippets and sketching on my new feature length documentary film, La Belle Vie: The Good Life, I realize how amazing this experience of capturing... Read more
Free Online Screening- Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noel!
Happy Holidays to all of you! I hope that you have an amazing holiday and get lots of rest from the hustle and bustle of life!
As the... Read more
Taking A Moment To Remember Our Parents . . . La Belle Vie: The Good Life in Post Production
In the last couple of weeks, we have been working diligently at editing over 60 hours of footage. We only have less than 75 minutes to tell the world about... Read more
La Belle Vie: The Good Life- PRODUCTION COMES TO AN END! Let the editing begin!
We have officially wrapped up the production of La Belle Vie: The Good Life. Now we begin "La Montage" (the edit). What can I say about my last trip to... Read more
By WIll or By Force: A Positive Change in Haiti is Coming!
1 year ago I set out to create a campaign to kick-start this amazing film documentary that captures not only my personal story but also a side of Haiti seldom... Read more
Little Haiti, Massachusetts
We had a great experience in Boston. Killing a few birds with one stone, my Harlem documentary on gentrification was well received at the annual National Urban League conference... Read more
In Haiti. . . America is New York!
Funny thing, when we talked with random kids in Champs De Mars, the National Park in Haiti that now holds thousands of displaced Earthquake victims, many of them referred to... Read more
FROM MY FAVORITE KOMPA SINGER TO HAITIAN PRESIDENT! The New Movement for the Diaspora
It has been 18 years since I last visited my beloved country of Haiti. I am first generation American, born to Haitian parents who have not been back to... Read more
We Did It On Kickstarter! Thank You!
Our 90 Day Kickstarter Campaign has come to a close. We are very happy to announce that we have successfully achieved our goal for PHASE 1 of La Belle Vie:... Read more
New York City Kickstarter Party- This Saturday!
Wow! We are at 92% with 13 days left! We're doing great and almost at the finish line all because of you. Thank you!
Please continue to spread the word... Read more
National Kickstarter Mixers - Save the date!
Thank you all for your contribution, encouragement and prayers!
With a few weeks left to reach our goal, I am headed on the road on a National Kickstarter campaign. A... Read more
The Days are Moving! Please continue to Spread the Word!
The days are just moving! Just 39 days left to reach our goal!
Thank you for getting us half way there! Please continue to spread the word to your network... Read more
Thank you for getting us half way to our Target Goal!
Thank you for getting us half way to our target goal! We could not have done this without you! 45 DAYS LEFT AND 52% OF OUR TARGET GOAL has been... Read more
YESSSSSS! I'm at 25% with 60 days to go! KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!
Thank you so much for your contributions and support on my 2nd film, La Belle Vie: The Good Life. Because of your generous support, I am at 25% of my... Read more