Films à Cinq is the combination of two producers, Sally Blake and Martin de la Fouchardière and the fusion of two cultures – Anglo and French. This linguistic combination has led to a long history of co-productions between French and English-speaking countries. Our films about science and the environment, cinema and art, continually push for experimentation and excellence. Our work has been nominated for Emmys, selected at Cannes, appeared on major television networks around the world and been released in cinema across North America.


Recent films include: The Secret History of Writing, a globe spanning history of writing and how it shaped human civilizations (ARTE, BBC, PBS) Reef Rescue, following the urgent quest of scientists to buy time for the world’s coral reefs (Vulcan Productions, ARTE and CBC – Winner, Jackson Wild Media Awards), and Kingdom of the North one man’s odyssey to follow polar bears over the course of a year in Canada’s Hudson Bay (France 3, National Geographic Wild, CBC).


Previous films include: The Messenger about the vertiginous decline of songbirds, which premiered at Hot Docs and was released cinematically throughout Canada and the US (Netflix, ARTE, CBC, Canal D, winner Best Conservation Film at Jackson Wild, Buffon prize at Parisciences); Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum in co-production with Magnum Photos that premiered at the Telluride Film Festival (ARTE, BBC, TMC, Canal+); The Shadow of Gold, an investigation into the catastrophic environmental and human rights impacts of this precious metal, (ARTE, TVO, SVT, Canadian cinema release); Licence to Krill a scientific adventure into Antarctica on the trail of the little known keystone species – krill, which premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and won Best Science Film at Jackson Wild(ARTE/PBS Nova); Beauty and Ruin about the Detroit Institute of Arts during Detroit’s near collapse (ARTE, AVRO, Superchannel, premier FIFA, official selection Austin Film Festival) and The Real History of H.I.P.H.O.P. about the world’s first hip-hop television show and the first time a person of colour appeared as a presenter on French TV (ARTE Creative).


Coming up soon: The Concert that Broke Up the Beatles (Bell Media, Crave, ARTE), The Hidden Palace of the French Kings (France 5).