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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.


The Nature Track film festival 2023 ‘Out there: A National Parks story’ reviewed

OUT THERE: A National Parks Story.

Director: Brendan Hall


It took seven years for maverick director Brendan Hall to complete ‘Out there: A National Parks story’. It was worth the struggle, the resilience, the hard work, and the courage as this majestic film is a true “tour de force” and it will amaze you by its beauty and its spirituality. Watch Brendan and, his best friend, take a tour of various the National Parks across the USA. 10,000 miles and an amazing achievement. You will be truly inspired by this journey and the people Brendan met along the way. On the eve of The Nature Track film festival set for Oct 6-8 in Goleta, CA ( ) we caught up via a zoom interview with Brendan. The journey continues and maybe you will encounter Brendan on one of the many magic trails of the National Parks of America.


Q: What inspired you to do this film, and what were you trying to accomplish with it?


Brendan: This was a story I wanted to try and tell, as a filmmaker. Anthony Blake who I made the film with, and I wanted to make a film about a story never told about National Parks. It’s the story of common people who found connections with these various places. When looking at other films made about parks, many features extreme athletes. We had never seen a film that captures the spirit of the people we met along the way. One thing I wanted to achieve was telling those stories and inspire people to get out and go visit these parks. Looking at all these people we met is inspiring and I hope the audience can find their own connection with those parks like these people we interviewed. As a filmmaker I was just coming out of film school and deciding the path I was going to take in my life. I wanted to take on something that was bigger and more challenging than anything else I could imagine at that time. Rather than doing a small film set in one place. What if we did this 10,000-mile trip across the country instead and trying to weave together these stories and with the sweeping landscapes and see what happens. I wanted to challenge myself as much as possible and see how far this reckless ambition could take me. My thinking then was: if we pull this off, I’ll learn that a dream of a project like this isn’t quite as far off as we think. And, if we crash and burn, then I’ll know that I should be a little more realistic with my ambitions in the future.


Q: What were the many challenges you faced making this movie?


Brendan: This was truly an indie film. The first challenge was the financing. I self-financed entirely the production of our Doc. It wasn’t easy for these two young 22 years old kids. We were on our own road tripping and using my own camera gear. The biggest expenses were camping and food and gas for the 10,000 miles journey. Trying to make a film that was worthy of making it to the big screen for film festival was very difficult. The story unfolded as we went along on that trip and over the years it took to make this film. Even so the film tells the story of one summer in the national parks it took seven years to create it. Part of the reason is that I needed to grow as a filmmaker and a storyteller. Also, I edited the whole movie myself, which was another big challenge. My perspective was maturing over the years, and it helped me edit the best film possible. We were lucky we didn’t too many car troubles. The difficulty was finding the story and the tone and balancing all the elements we have in the film.


Q: What is this movie truly about, any messages?


Brendan: I think that at first, I thought it was just about national parks but now I realize it was about coming out of your comfort zone and take that journey that you have always dreamed of. Our title ‘Out there’ is an ode to that. It’s an ode to getting out there, beyond your comfort zone and to a new place, and into a landscape that might change your life. It’s also about stewardship. It’s about people from all walks of life and all ages connecting to the natural world. And how we can preserve these places for the next generations to come. I hope we can see in the future the preservation of this natural world in all the parks across the USA, for our enjoyment, our connection, our healing. It’s about falling in love and finding new versions of ourselves.


Q: What does it mean to come to a film festival like Nature Track?


Brendan: Coming to a festival like Nature Track and bringing the film to the California coast is a real dream for us. We are hoping to connect with fellow nature lovers and male connections that will empower the distribution of our film.


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