Producer/Executive Producer, Ina Fichman, helms Intuitive Pictures, a Montreal-based company dedicated to producing quality documentaries, narrative features and interactive projects with international partners and for audiences worldwide.  

Meet The Team

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Chrisitine Rocheleau

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Production Manager

Ina Fichman

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President & Producer

Michael Czemerys

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Production Coordinator

Ina Fichman

For twenty-five years, Ina has been producing award-winning documentary and fiction films for television and theatrical release, as well as digital projects. She has worked with first time and established directors in Canada and around the world.  

In the early years of her career, Ina collaborated with new directors Albert Nerenberg and Catherine Bainbridge (OKANADA), Maureen Marovitch and David Finch (LONGSHOTS) Bobbi Jo Hart, Howard Goldberg (BEING DOROTHY), Sylvie Van Brabant (THE LAST TRIP) and many others. She even directed two of her own films: MOVING MOUNTAINS (MoMA) and TOWARDS A PROMISED LAND which screened at the National Assembly in Quebec City.



Ina’s love of non-fiction filmmaking was also evident in her groundbreaking youth series MY BRAND NEW LIFE/JE VIS TA VIE, and LA QUETE.


She also produced narrative features THE FLOOD (MABUL) which screened at the Berlinale and won the audience award at the Thessoloniki Film Festival, and the alternative drama FAMILY MOTEL directed by Helene Klodawsky.


 In the past fifteen years, Ina’s focus has become, the creative documentary. Her credits include BLACK COFFEE, UNDYING LOVE,  SIX DAYS IN JUNE, S&M: Short and Male and MALLS R US. She also produced the documentary DEAD SEA LIVING, the film BOREDOM as well as the interactive project and film 100% T-SHIRT. In 2014, Ina completed production on the animated documentary feature THE WANTED 18 directed by newcomer Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan and Sturla Gunnarsson’s MONSOON, both of which had their world premieres at TIFF and are still doing the festival and theatrical circuit. THE WANTED 18 was released in theatres in the US in Summer 2015 and won the Best Documentary Award at the Traverse City Film Festival.  THE WANTED 18: an interactive graphic novel is available on iTunes and Google Play.


In 2015, Ina completed the feature documentary VITA ACTIVA: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt directed by Ada Ushpiz which had its international premiere at IDFA, won the Best Documentary prize at Santa Barbara, was broadcast all over the world and was released in theatres in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.  Intuitive Pictures then produced the feature documentary GAME FEVER (dir. Herve Martin-Delpierre, co-production with Zed, France) and the interactive website Space Advisor: A Guide To Space Tourism. In 2017-2018 Ina produced The Patriot (dir. Daniel Sivan, co-production TTV Films, Tel Aviv), THE OSLO Diaries (dir. Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, co-production with Medalia Films, Israel) which had its world premiere at Sundance 2018, screened Hot Docs 2018, and purchased by HBO, director Robin McKenna’s GIFT and the mobile app Gift-it-Forward, Shekinah 2 (dir. Abbey Neidik), Laila at the Bridge (dir. Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaie) which screened at CPH:DOX, winning the F:ACT AWARD, Hot Docs 2018, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 and many more internationally. Her latest production, Inside Lehman Brothers (dir. Jennifer Deschamps), screened at DOC NYC and will be screening at Hot Docs 2019. 


 Ina is currently in production with Marie Jaury’s Abortion 2.0, and the Israel-Canada co-production Blue Box (dir. Michal Weits). Upcoming productions include: Harold Crookes’ (The Price We Pay) latest The Unmaking, the feature doc Inside Lehmann Brothers, the VR project Once Upon a Sea, a Canada/Israel co-production directed by Adi Lavy and funded by the CMF, and Kiev/Kozyatyn, a feature doc directed by newcomer Oksana Karpovych and supported by SODEC’s jeunes createurs programme.

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Christine Rocheleau

Christine has a background in communications and documentary production. In the past 8 years, her collaboration with Intuitive Pictures as Production Manager has resulted in a vast experience in international audio-visual coproduction.  Most recent television and web projects include Inside Lehman Brothers, The Oslo Diaries, Gift, Laila at the Bridge, Vita activa: the Spirit of Hannah Arendt, Monsoon, and the docu-animation The Wanted 18.

Michael Czemerys

Michael is an alumnus of Concordia University's Communications Studies program. He interned at award-winning production companies, Muse Entertainment Enterprises, and Bedlam Productions. He then was chosen for a national producer's mentorship placement with the CMPA. This gave him an opportunity to work at Intuitive Pictures. He was offered a position after the placement as production coordinator and assistant to the Producer. In the past 2 and a half years after the placement with Intuitive Pictures, he has collaborated with Intuitive to create the following projects: Inside Lehman Brothers, The Oslo Diaries, The Patriot, Gift and Laila at the Bridge.

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