Parallell Cinéma - trend-setting indie features & world-class Stereo 3D services
Parallell Cinema is Paris-based indie features production company. Its movies have premiered in first-tier international film festivals and garnered numerous awards, from TIFF and Sundance to Rotterdam and Deauville.
Parallell Cinema is also a leader in the European market for stereoscopic services, offering world-class full-service technical and artistic expertise in stereoscopic 3D (S3D) to big names such as Nintendo, Orange, the Atomic Energy Centre etc.
Its current projects include a French-language thriller road movie with a big name attached, a Torino Film Lab-supported English-language sci-fi, and a CNC-financed documentary set in Kenya by an award-winning Stanford DocMFA alumni.
David Steiner (CEO), producer & writer-director
David Steiner is a French and Canadian writer-director and producer living between Paris and Los Angeles (artist visa).
Lately he produced Katie Says Goodbye (an alumni of IFP Narrative Lab, then premiered in TIFF, and is Jane Schoettle #1 US Indie, selected in Rotterdam, Newport Beach, Deauville 2017, Stockholm IMPACT Award Winner, release April 2018), and co-exec produced James White (NEXT audience award winner Sundance 2015).
He has directed four shorts, two of which in English, his latest selected in HollyShorts (Oscar-Qualifying), Cinequest, Leiden, Miami, Worldfest Houston, San Jose, Richmond, St. Paul, garnering 9 nominations & 5 wins. He is currently in post-production on his 4th short film.
His latest feature screenplay, In our Image, was recently shortlisted for Sundance's Track Development 2019, the Canadian Film Centre's Director's Lab, selected in the Torino Film Lab Ext's Script Development (Fall 2018) and Sources2's residency (Summer 2018). Its official Black List review called it « a worthy successor to the seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey ».
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Carlo Sirtori, producer & stereographer
After studying philosophy in Milan and earning his master's degree at La Sorbonne in Paris, he worked as a journalist for Il Giornale and Il Secolo XIX and as an editorial counselor for Rizzoli. In 2009, he founded Parallell Cinéma with David and Alex. At Parallell, Carlo works not only as a producer, but also as a stereographer, camera assistant, DIT, editor, and colorist.
Carlo's stereographic experience covers a broad range of formats. He led the stereography of the award winning music clip "I Know" by Irma for MyMajorCompany, as well as that of a large corporate film, "Michelin 3D". He was also the stereoscopic advisor and DIT on a series of documentaries called "Sculpture 3D".
In 2012, he was the co-director and stereographer of the 4K S3D documentary, "Highway to London 2012". In 2013, he led the stereography on the 26*26min television show, "Which is Witch". In 2014, he produced the feature film The Preppie Connection in the US.
Additionally, Carlo is on the advisory board of Atikus Investments Incorporated and is the president of the Fondazione Carlo Sirtori in Italy.
Cédric-Alexandre Saudinos, director & stereographer (www.saudinos.com)
After a Master's Degree of Philosophy at La Sorbonne University and a few short films, he entered Chamaerops Productions as a line producer. He produced or directed a dozen documentaries, about forty TV ads, various corporate films along with a weekly TV show, Côté Jardins, and a monthly one, Tambour Battant.
Trained in S3D by Alain Derobe himself, he originally had an empirical and practical approach before devising with David Steiner way to systematize observations and calculations into predictive method.
He designed the S3D capabilities of FrameForge and co-directed Stereo 3D Filmmaking: The Complete Interactive Course. He recently was the stereographer of a big budget 28-min cop story with a lot of CGI FX, La 3ème Voie (The 3rd Way, Jury's Pize at Dimension 3 2011), the lead stereographer for Canal + of France's biggest soccer game, OM-PSG 3D, and one of the designers of Irma - I know (Best music Video, Dimension 3 2011).
In 2012, he is lead stereographer on the "Sculpture 3D" series for international channel Arte, stereographer on "Versailles 3D", and co-director & stereographer of the epic documentary "Highway to London 2012".
Since then, Alexandre is focused on writing and directing.
Once a mathematician from the famous Magistère de l'ENS-Cachan, invited to advanced mathematics departments in Harvard and Nagoya University, Benjamin decided to apply the same dedication to his passion for Cinema.
David's twin brother is also a talented composer, and joined Parallell Cinema in 2014. A driven perfectionnist, unmatched postproduction technician, he was one of the main producers of Katie Says Goodbye (premiered in TIFF 2016, is Jane Schoettle #1 US Indie, selected in Rotterdam, Newport Beach, Deauville 2017, Stockholm IMPACT Award Winner), and co-exec produced James White, NEXT Audience Award in Sundance 2015.
Benjamin recently signed the stereography of Sensations, an experimental short film using novel, unique techniques that were made possible by Benjamin's technical acumen (multi-rigging, custom built stereoscopic thermal camera rig).
In his free time, he reads ancien greeks and builds unique bible studies software.
An alumni of Les Ateliers Varan de Paris, Clara directs her first short documentary The heart has its reasons there in 2014. Its theme revolves around religious conversion, a subject she is now developing into a feature-length documentary with Les Films du Bilboquet.
She is also co-directing Water Dreams with Emmanuel Dayan, a feature about the cultural power of water in Kenya, produced by Zadig Productions.
Her latest effort in the short form, Material Life, offers an unorthodox outlook on living on the streets.
Clara is also an accomplished editor, e.g. for ARTE doc series Grand'Art by Hector Obalk, and a consultant producer on Parallell Cinema's documentaries.