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Reagan (2011)

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Feature Documentary
Director: Eugene Jarecki
Executive Producers: HBO
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

A glamorous leading man with the common touch, a dedicated “Cold Warrior” who helped negotiate the most sweeping accords in history with the Soviet Union and a staunch proponent of smaller government, Ronald Reagan remains an enigma even to many of his closet advisors. This textured study investigates how Reagan’s home spun political vision fueled a seismic career,one whose reverberations still shape American life. Tracing his subject from small-town boyhood to heady Hollywood days, Jarecki discovers a man whose off hand amiability masked a steely resolve.

Never Stand Still(2011)

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Feature Documentary
Director: Ron Honsa
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret and Jimmy O'Donald

Never Stand Still explores why dance matters to those who create and perform it and to those who watch it. Shot on location at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the film chronicles the inspirational story of how an abandoned Massachusetts farm has become America's longest running dance festival and evolved into a focal point for dance throughout the world. Candid conversations with world-class choreographers and dancers, thrilling performances, backstage access and rare archival footage transport the viewer into a world of non-stop movement.

Iconoclasts (2007)

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Episodic
Director: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

Season Premiere: Sean Penn & Jon Krakauer

"Iconoclasts" pairs two leading creative innovators from different fields including film, literature, architecture, fashion, food, music, and business. Unlike an ordinary interview program, the series captures the essence of these headline-makers through the eyes of the creative visionaries who respect and admire them the most. The "Iconoclasts" visit each other's worlds to explore their creative process, their inspirations and their passions. Each pair provides viewers with an inside glimpse into the inspiration and motivation that made these iconoclasts who they are today and offers insight into the real people behind the public personae.

One of the most talented actors of his generation, Penn won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004 for his portrayal of Jimmy Markum in Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River." Penn has directed four features including the upcoming "Into the Wild", based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling book of the same name. Jon Krakauer is the author of four non-fiction books. His second book, the bestseller "Into the Wild", tells the story of Christopher McCandless, a young man who gave away all his belongings and walked into the Alaskan Wilderness. The film "Into the Wild", adapted for the screen and directed by Sean Penn and starring Emile Hirsch, will be released in the fall of 2007. Filmed in the mountains of Colorado, and "Into the Wild" of Alaska, this Season opening episode brings together two of the most creative minds of this past generation.

Also filmed, an episode with Wynton Marsalis and John Besh. Both natives of New Orleans, friends through Hurricane Katrina, they share their passion for the city of Jazz and Louisiana Cajun food. Shot in New York, the Montreal Jazz Festival and Louisiana.

Hard as Nails (2006)

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Feature Documentary
Director: David Holbrooke
Executive Producer: HBO
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

Catholic evangelist Justin Fatica is hell-bent on saving America's soul. When Fatica steps up to the altar to preach, this self-styled prophet becomes a frenetic whirlwind of energy, bizarrely blending professional wrestling, hip-hop, and Scripture to bring Jesus to the MTV generation.

Fatica is out there on the front lines of the culture wars, emblematic of the burgeoning need for spiritual salvation in America. But controversial as he may be, Fatica is solving a problem for the American Church by bringing young Catholics back into the fold. Certainly his over-the-top style is some of the reason for his success, but it is his fairly straightforward message of inclusion and forgiveness that is most effective at both finding the lost and unnerving the Catholic establishment.

As the Church sets harsher and more punishing parameters for worship and personal behavior, Justin Fatica preaches: "Jesus loves you, no matter what" and that has a deep resonance with his audience every time he stands up to speak.

WHY WE FIGHT (2006)

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Feature Documentary
Writer/Director: Eugene Jarecki
Producers: Eugene Jarecki and Susannah Shipman
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret / May Ying Welsh

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival (2005)

"Why We Fight" is an inside look at the anatomy of the American way machine, examining how a force so potentially counter to the balance of the a democratic society influences American Life. Amid the upheaval of the Iraq war, the film follow the personal stories of a group of characters in America's military family. They are its soldiers and its victims. Its dreamers and its disillusioned.

Woven among the characters, a chorus of luminaries from government, academia, and the press explore the extent to which military, industrial, and national interests have formatted an unholy alliance on the common ground of the battlefield.

Ultimately, the film's goal is to move beyond the headlines about how the Iraq war was waged to the deeper question of why does America fight? Time and again. why does she seem inclined toward war against an ever changing array of enemies? What are the forces economic, political, ideological that shape and propel American militarism? Where do they meet? And what role does the individual play?

Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Feature Documentary
Director: Alex Gibney
Additional Photography: Etienne Sauret, Matt Green, Peter Jouvenal, Chris Li, and Bret Wiley

"Taxi to the Dark Side" is a feature documentary that captures the global dimensions of both the policies of Intelligence gathering and Interrogation used by the Bush Administration in the war on terror. The filmmakers have had extraordinary access to some of the principal players in this story including soldiers who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq (including soldiers from the 519th), and former Bush Administration officials Lawrence Wilkerson, Alberto Mora, and John Yoo, as well as Senator Carl Levin.

Filmed in Afghanistan, Cuba, Europe, the U.S., with extensive footage from Guantanamo, the film includes interviews and portraits of officers and soldiers in charge of the detention center, including former Commander Brigadier General Jay Hood, as well as interviews with former detainees.

"Taxi to the Dark Side" is directed by award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, whose film "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. After a theatrical release "Taxi" will air on the BBC in the Fall of 2007. It will also air on U.S. television on a date and channel to be determined.

Golden Venture (2006)

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Feature Documentary Director: Peter Cohn
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival (2006)

In June 1993, 300 Chinese illegal immigrants, passengers on the freighter "Golden Venture" ran aground on a New York beach. Ten died. The survivors were thrown in jail. Almost half were eventually deported.

Where are the Golden Venture passengers today? Guilin Chen works six days a week delivering Chinese food in State College, PA -- and then races to New York, where he loses himself in the disco rave scene. Chen Sherm Dee, a driven businessman who owns a restaurant in exurban Columbus, OH chases the American Dream. Ping, a chef in Baltimore, lives a fearful, secret life -- like many of the Golden Venture passengers who were deported, he returned to America a second time and has no hope of ever gaining legal status.

Time for a New God (2003)

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Feature Documentary
Director: David Holbrooke
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

Irwin Kula is an eighth generation rabbi who teaches that religions that believe they have it all figured out, don't. In this moving monologue along the beaches, wharves, roller-coasters and hotdog stands of Coney Island, Kula spins a web of wisdom in a time when nothing is simply as it is. Amidst New York City's changing demographics, its new sounds and rhythms, Kula offers religion as a giant toolbox. In an era when we've tamed the animals, grow all the food, and view ourselves at as the masters of the universe, Kula sweetly poses the question, "What kind of God do we need?"

Freaks Like Me (2005)

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Documentary
Director: David Holbrooke
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

One thousand years ago, Barcelona was an open society where people of all faiths peacefully congregated. Five hundred years ago, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled all Jews and started the Spanish Inquisition. This past summer, seven thousand people came to Barcelona for the Parliament of World Religions to see what has changed.

The Soul of Healing (2003)

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PBS Television Special
Director: David Holbrooke
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret / Greg Smith

"The Soul of Healing" with Deepak Chopra M.D. is a timely integration of scientific medicine and the healing wisdom traditions of the world. Hosted at the prestigious Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, the program offers scientifically validated content that helps you take control of your health and healing process. Deepak Chopra brings to life the underlying premise that healing, wholeness, and that which is holy are differentiated expressions of a single underlying reality.

Dr. Chopra offers both a framework for understanding the healing process, and practical insights and demonstrations on meditation, breathing, and how to invoke your inner pharmacy using sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.

A Redwood Grows in Brooklyn (2005)

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Documentary
Director: David Holbrooke
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

Trees are grounded. They transcend time. They are authentic. Some have escaped the ravages of weather, fire, disease and insects. Others, the lucky ones - have escaped humans as well. Still others have learned to tolerate us.

Acclaimed nature photographer James Balog spent several years taking pictures of the largest, oldest and tallest trees of North America. Each tree he photographed has its own history but one of the most memorable narratives belonged to a tree growing in the unlikely setting of Brooklyn, New York. This species of tree - the Dawn Redwood - was one of the great botanical finds of the 21st Century. It's incredible journey elicits a thoughtful rumination from Balog on the relationship between humanity and the natural world.

Apple

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Commercial
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

Commercial spots for Apple highlighting 20th Century Fox Studio and Radical Media's use of Apples latest technology.

Quark

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Commerical
Director: Etienne Sauret
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

Chip Kidd is an American graphic designer, author and editor, best known for his innovative book-jackets. Posted in Quark's new community-based website ilovedesign.com, Chip discusses his work and methodology.

Hyundai

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Commerical
Director: Etienne Sauret
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

A commercial spot for Hyundai shot at the New York International Auto Show showcasing their 2008 line of vehicles.

Moet & Chandon (2006)

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Corporate Video
Director: Etienne Sauret
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

This video takes us inside the Moet & Chandon's party, a celebration of their new champagne Veuve Cliquot Yellow Jacket.

Ellen Levine (1997)

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Corporate Video
Director: Michael Fountain
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

A tribute to Ellen Levine who, in October 1994, made publishing history when she became the first woman to be named editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping of the Hearst Corporation. She currently serves on the board of many communications organizations as well as the consulting editor of The Oprah Magazine.

Yeshiva University (2007)

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Educational Video
Director: Joe Becker
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

An educational segment for Yeshiva University that expresses the pressures that may "enslave" students today. These same words are tuned around to inspire these young adults that a more positive view on oneself inspires a new perspective on the world.

The Red Dress Collection (2007)

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Fashion Show
Director: Patricia Cook
Camera: Etienne Sauret

The driving force behind The Heart Truth Campaign is "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear - It's the #1 Killer of Women." The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and partner organizations have teamed up to sponsor this national endeavor. Designed to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk of heart disease, top designers and celebrated women from entertainment and sports to business and media, celebrate The Heart Truth's fifth year at New York City's Fashion Week.

February 2nd, 2007, which marks National Wear Red Day, commemorates the partnership between America's fashion industry and The Heart Truth in raising awareness of heart disease and women. The Red Dress was designed to build awareness for women who are at risk, and to motivate them to take action to reduce their risk for getting heart disease. The Red Dress symbolizes the seriousness of heart disease, and the change of the perception that it is only a man's issue.

Fashion

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Fashion Show

A compilation of various prominent New York City fashion designers from the past decade. Footage shot during Fashion Week in NYC for television and cable networks.

Mecca (1998)

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Fashion Video
Director: Etienne Sauret
Director of Photography: Etienne Sauret

This fashion video explores an in-depth look behind the Mecca design team.