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Video Interview: Producer Riel Roch Decter

It’s not just the writer, director and docu lab fellows that are the long term beneficiaries of the support offered by the Sundance Institute. In this last decade, they’ve added a full gamut of artist programs ranging from theatre, film composing, new platforms and producer labs — even the mythic ranch services at Skywalker Sound are involved. While at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, I had the chance to interview Riel Roch Decter (he just launched a conceptually cool side project for short films), a burgeoning film producer who recently benefitted from the lab experience.

We discussed how he whetted his appetite for indie film production (learned the ropes from working on projects such as Rabbit Hole and Beginners for Leslie Urdang’s prod co. Olympus Pictures), we brought up his experience with the Sundance Institute workshopping on Aaron Beckum’s Microchip Blues at the Creative Producing Summit and Creative Producing Feature Film Lab. We also discussed the production co. he founded with Sebastien Pardo with an overview of his current and upcoming projects (Life After Death from Above 1979 – 2014) and Carson Mell’s Another Evil (set to break out in 2016) and his approach to finding new talent.

Once again, partnered with Spotful to present this condensed, teaser video interview.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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