Sylvie Rosenthal

Screenwriter, director, producer

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Sylvie Rosenthal was born in Montreal and graduated from Law School before studying one year in film production. She then started working as an assistant cameraman on feature films and as a cameraman for MusiquePlus (Montreal’s MTV). She has studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse and with Richard Pinter (Meisner Technique) and has directed and produced plays, including a V-Day benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues” featuring notable Québécois actors.

Under the banner, Les Productions Sylvie Rosenthal, she has written, directed and produced short fiction films including: Super Phoenix awarded at the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival in Canada and La Bombe au chocolat awarded at The Chicago International Film Festival, the Shorts International Film Festival in New York and at Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. The film was nominated at the Genie Awards (Canada’s Oscars) and theatrically released by Lions Gate Films. The script was published in the U.S. magazine Scenario. For the Canadian Anthology TV Series Bliss she has directed Chastity and Six Days which received an honorable mention at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival.

Sylvie has also directed and produced short documentaries for museums. She then wrote and directed documentaries broadcasted in Canada: Bullet Proof about a revolutionary technology in forensic technologies broadcast on Global TV; Mommy, Mommy about a lesbian couple’s journey to adopt a child screened at many international film festivals and was broadcast on CBC and Elle est belle au naturel broadcast on Canal Vie about women and the cult of beauty. Sylvie has also written and directed episodes for the documentary series Les Diplômés MIRA 1 et 2 broadcast on UNIS TV about guide and assistance dogs and their beneficiaries.

With her production company, Brouhaha Films, Sylvie cowrote, directed and produced Partenaire invisible, a documentary about family caregivers looking after their seriously ill loved ones. The film was aired on Radio-Canada/RDI and was nominated at the Prix Gémeaux in the category Best Documentary Script. Then, Sylvie cowrote, directed and produced Aveugles de luxe a documentary broadcast on Canal D which follows nine Quebecers with different visual impairments who successfully navigate professional life in the “real world.” Lately, Sylvie cowrote, directed and produced Tout le monde y gagne, a documentary about functional illiteracy and its negative economic impacts on individuals, companies and society; it was broadcast on ICI RDI and ICI Radio-Canada.