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Emmanuel Itier 

An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed several pictures before completing in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and staring Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra as well as many worldwide peace activists. In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a Drama filmed in Hong Kong: ‘Red Passage’ which won many Awards in the Festival circuit. Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful Music and Film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and various websites for the last twenty five years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for many French and American Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. Mr. Itier seats on the board of Directors of ‘Darfur Women Action Group’ in an attempt to bring Peace to Darfur. He is also the  founding President of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace ( ) and he is part of the U.N Association, Santa Barbara chapter. Lately he joined the World Council of Wisdom ( ) to bring Peace to the World.

Mr. Itier grew up in France and he moved in the USA thirty years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and three sons. Emmanuel Itier released in 2014 another inspiring documentary Celebrating Women around the planet: ‘FEMME-Women healing the World.’ This Documentary earned over 20 Awards around the World. 

Late 2017 Mr. Itier completed his third feature Documentary: ‘Shamanic Trekker’, about shamanism in Peru. Mr. Itier has just released two more documentaries in order to keep “Making Peace, One movie at a time.” 

These films are part of a series called ‘The Oneness Collection: Documentaries for a conscious Humanity.’ The first one is called ‘The Cure: Healing The Mind, Healing The Body, Healing the Planet’  and the politically loaded Doc: ‘We The People: A Re-Evolution of Economics and Politics’, which is sure to shake the system! 

Mr. Itier is a recipient of the ‘2018 Global Citizen Award’ from the prestigious United Nation Association and he was named President of The Year 2018 by the Rotary E-Club of World Peace. 

In 2019, just before the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Mr. Itier went to film a drama about quantum physics in Germany and in German. The shooting was stopped by the crisis and he hopes to return by mid 2021 to complete this new endeavor.

In 2021 the impactful and very timely 6th documentary directed by Emmanuel will be released: ‘Guns, Bombs & War: A Love Story’.

Finally, Mr. Itier has formed a spiritual and political movement in France called ‘The French Victory’ ( ) with the ambition to run for President in 2022. His vision is:  “I, The People – We, President.” 

In Oneness, we shall heal the World. 

He is a member of The Critics Choice Association.

Emmanuel is a regular contributor to; in 2021 he covered Sundance and Santa Barbara with cutting edge filmmakers interviews.


Acid Test Interview with director: Jennifer Waldo

Acid Test Interview with director: Jennifer Waldo byEmmanuel Itier

One may have heard about “riot Grrrl” music and one may have heard about director Jennifer Waldo who had done a short, “Acid Test”, in 2017, about a young girl coming from a concert and confessing to her parent about tripping on acid. This new film is the feature version of Waldo take about this coming-of-age teenage rebellion and it is based on a true story. Beyond anything it is a discovery about adulthood and how a Latina girl is embracing her existence and transform herself into a woman. No surprise that “Acid Test” is a darling from film festivals and it's destined to mark a generation of young women looking for their “way,” as Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols yelled it on top of his lungs and from the legendary anthem immortalized by Franck-“blue eyes”-Sinatra.


Q: How does one decide to turn a short into a feature and what was your goal with “Acid Test”?


Jennifer: I have always been inspired by the “riot Grrrl” music in my youth. This film is based on my own experience, and I have always wanted to share this story. And I think that the themes explored in this film are still relevant today. In terms of women rights and in terms of pushing the envelope, and in terms of how women define themselves. I hope it helps people define themselves in general. It’s also political civic duty. And of course, it’s about father-daughter relationships, especially when dealing with a complicated family relationship. As most coming of age stories are, I think this film is very relevant today. I wanted to share my particular perspective in a longer format than the short I had previously made. Even so, “riot Grrrl” music has been coming back a little bit, like with the bands like “Bikini Kill” ( ) touring and a movie called “Moxie” ( ). When I started my journey with the short movie of “Acid Test”, none of that had come into the zeitgeist, so I felt it was a perspective that still had not been seen very much. And I wanted to share that with the audience and young women, out there.


Q: Tell me about the various obstacles about making this film?


Jennifer: Actually, this film came together pretty quickly. Because I teach filmmaking, I had a window during my summer class when I got approval to teach my summer class as “production assistants” workshop. So, I was able to bring students on board. Once I had that green light, it took only three months to get the funding in place. Because of the work I had done with the short film, I had met people along the way and I felt I had the resources to find the funding, which was raised through a non-profit and with charitable donations. I had a crew that was exited to come on board and to expand the short into a feature film. Production is always a challenge even so we had twenty one days, which is not too bad for an independent movie. But this was a pretty ambitious film with lots of locations and actors. We also had a live concert that we shot documentary style with three cameras. The largest challenge came into post-production because of the covid hit. And we had to finish the film without, all of us, be in the same room. It was very tricky and it extended the timeline to complete this film. But we came through and now we are trying to figure out distribution which has changed with covid. The landscape continues to change. Just to try to navigate that as a first-time filmmaker has been very eye opening.


Q: What is this film about for you, what is the take-away?


Jennifer: The biggest take-away for me is to showcase the complexity of family relationship. How people are complicated. And how people can be your biggest champion and your biggest source of trauma. And these are things I navigate with in my own life. I really wanted to share that in this film. I never wanted the father to be a villain, but I wanted him to be sympathetic and to understand his perspective. I wanted to showcase his love and his dedication to his family. But I also wanted to showcase that some of the ways he expresses his feelings are armful and not supportive. I have had amazing responses from audiences, like at the Austin film festival where we premiered “Acid Test”. This is so amazing to me to have people feel like I also told their stories and put something on the screen they had not seen before. Overal, it’s about women rights and finding your identity. How do we define ourselves and it’s also a love letter to “riot Grrrl” music. Life is complicated and sometimes difficult to understand; I wanted to convey that message.

About Emmanuel Itier

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(Wonderland Entertainment Group)

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