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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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Ina Fichman

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President & Producer

 

Ina@intuitivepictures.ca

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Christine Rocheleau

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Managing Director

 

Christine@intuitivepictures.ca

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Isabelle Couture

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Nada Cheddadi

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VP of Production

 

Isabelle@intuitivepictures.ca

Production Coordinator

 

Nada@intuitivepictures.ca

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 and series including VAMPIRE HIGH, 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 in all of its forms. 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 website and feature 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, Intuitive 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, coproduction 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), Emmy-nominated THE OSLO Diaries (dir. Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, co-production with Medalia Films, Israel) which had its world premiere at Sundance 2018 and sold to HBO, director Robin McKenna’s GIFT and the mobile app Gift-it-Forward, SHEKINAH 2 (dir. Abbey Neidik) and award-winning LAILA AT THE BRIDGE (dir. Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaie) which premiered at CPH:Dox and screened at numerous festivals including Locarno, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc Fest and DOC NYC.

Intuitive Pictures is currently in production the Israel-Canada co-production BLUE BOX (dir. Michal Weits), Shannon Walsh’s feature THE GIG IS UP, the VR installation and web doc series ONCE UPON A SEA, a Canada/Israel co-production directed by Adi Lavy and funded by the CMF, and DON’T WORRY, THE DOORS WILL OPEN, a feature doc directed by newcomer Oksana Karpovych and supported by SODEC’s jeunes createurs programme.

 

Ina is one of the founders of Montreal Women in Film (FCTNM) and Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI). She has sat on numerous industry boards, including DOC and Hot Docs. Ina is currently on the boards of DOC Quebec and the Canadian Film and Media Production Association, a national organization that represents over 600 Canadian producers.

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Christine Rocheleau

Christine has a background in communications and documentary production. In the past 10 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.

Isabelle Couture

With a career spanning nearly 20 years, Isabelle has produced several documentaries as well as Sophie Deraspe's ANTIGONE. This award-winning feature was Canada's contender for best international feature film at the 2020 Academy Awards. Some of the documentaries Isabelle is known for include FINDING SALLY by Tamara Mariam Dawit, MAISONNEUVE by Nicolas Wadimoff and Emmanuelle Walter, Sophie Deraspe's THE AMINA PROFILE which launched at Sundance in 2015 and ALPHÉE OF THE STARS by Hugo Latulippe which opened the 2013 Visions du Réel Festival.

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