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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.


Interview with Director: David Beinstei for 'Are you happy'


Interview with Director: David Beinstein.




Q: Tell me about the inspiration for this film, where does it come from?


David: It’s really the story about a guy who is certain he is going to screw up his life. And he is holding on his girlfriend that he is loving more than anything. He is holding on her out of fear. I can relate to this idea, this concept . Once the script was together, I did a reading with a bunch of very talented actors. Some of them were in Broadway. And this helped getting the film made.


Q: How challenging was it to film “Are you happy now”, did you shoot at the peak of covid?


David: We were lucky enough to film just before the beginning of the big covid shutdown. Casting the movie wasn’t that simple. But a producer, Kate Geller, came on board and she helped greatly with the process. It was important for me to get the right cast. Kate liked some of the actors who had done the reading so we hired them. We were lucky also to get most of our locations in the yonkers, in New York, where I live. At one point we lost most of them and then we found new ones. In an independent movie you always face some obstacles but we overcame all of them…and here we are.



Q: What is truly the movie about for you?


David: I don’t want to shape anybody’s experience of this film. But let’s say that, for me, it’s about “intimacy”. Intimacy prevails when you see yourself for who you are. It’s a general idea within this movie. Certainly, it’s possible that after this pandemic, intimacy is something that people are craving. Also, the movie is quite funny, and I want to believe people need to smile during these serious times.


Q: Tell me about the process of releasing and promoting a movie during these, indeed, strange times, still “haunted” by the pandemic.


David: For sure, it’s certainly different. We had to put together a strong trailer in order for people to relate and understand our movie. More than ever, social medias are important. Therefore, we have a facebook page as well as an Instagram account. I don’t consider myself an older person but I’m glad I have a younger person handling the PR and the social medias. In any case, it’s important to get any outlet behind our movie, like yours, to help lift up the awareness about our work.


Q: Are you working already on something new? What’s coming next?


David: Actually, I have been working on another screenplay for a long time and it was supposed to be done before “Are you happy now”. It’s called “Wordless” and it’s a thriller. I hope our current movie will help us make “Wordless” come together. Let’s see what happens.


About Emmanuel Itier

Itier Emmanuel
(Wonderland Entertainment Group)

Santa Monica

United States

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