Hey, I'm Cédric!

Tamsui District, Taiwan

Cédric Jouarie began his career in the early 90s as an iconographer, graphic designer, and copywriter for an advertising agency. His passion for film led him to work as a movie journalist and film critic. Through the 90s and over the next decade, he worked in printed media, Internet, and television.

 

Cédric’s first short film, Fine (The End), debuted in 2007. From 2008 to 2012, he directed three more short films in France: Joyeux AnniversaireHope, and Sans Nicolas which showed in film festivals across the U.S. as well as at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

In 2012, Cédric directed the medium length film Wish Hotel and moved to Taiwan that same year where he and his wife, writer/producer Dan Kee Chuang, run together the production company Kamomé International. In Taiwan, Cédric created the experimental documentary web series One Minute Postcard and developed the “shortcom” concept BreakFAST!

 

He directed three new short films, all produced and written by his wife, between 2013 and 2014: Raccoon BoyMama and Off a Cliff—which scores over 10 festival selections around the world. In 2015, Cédric directed the kung-fu comedy Bon Appétit! for the 100 Hour Film Race. Bon Appétit! made it to the top 20 finalists and won the award for Best Makeup.

 

In 2016, he directed the experimental dance film Le Ressac in collaboration with three talented Taiwanese female artists: electro music composer 44–22, dancer/choreographer Wen-Huai Chang and actress Shuqin Lai. It is also the third time Cédric worked with actor Damon Da. Later that year, he touched upon the dance theme again with the short form documentary Dancing in the Park, written by and starring dancer/choreographer/director William Lü.

 

In 2017, Cédric Jouarie and Dan Kee Chuang will make their first feature film with The Very Last Day, under the banner of Kamomé International.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

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Malmö, Sweden Short
Drama, Family

A short film about family love, divorce, and fear of change - from a five-year-old's perspective.

138%

This project got the green light!

Expanding Sanctuary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Short
Documentary

The documentary follows the historic campaign to end the sharing of police database information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

100%

This project got the green light!

Long Haulers

New York City, New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

Driving thousands of miles, Long Haulers weaves together stories of courage, tenacity, and humor from three women in the trucking industry.

107%

This project got the green light!

The Whistle - 70s & 80s lesbian youth in Albuquerque, New Mexico

San Francisco, California Feature
Documentary, History

We didn't all know each other, but we knew how to find each other.

102%

This project got the green light!

Mama Gloria

Chicago, Illinois Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Before Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, there was Gloria Allen.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Line

Edmonton, Canada Feature
Documentary

Community in an unlikely place: Edmonton's waste management centre.

97%

This project got the green light!

DOCUMENT DAD

Peru, Vermont Feature
Documentary

A daughter takes a long road trip to reconnect with her father and untangle the web of his life.

124%

This project got the green light!

Endless Light

Fairbanks, Alaska Feature
Drama, Sci-Fi

Returning home, a bipolar woman attempts to decipher her brother's suicide through occult intervention with Alaska's wilderness.

101%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland, Oregon Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

Displaced

New York City, New York Feature
Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.

103%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles, California Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

Project Gaslight

Rochester, Minnesota Feature
Horror, Thriller

New tenants harbor a secret that jeopardizes a young family as the pregnant wife descends into paranoia and delusion.

100%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette, Louisiana Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

High Note

Friday Harbor, Washington Feature
Crime, Musical

Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Bloomington, Indiana Feature
Drama

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

104%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York City, New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

85%

This project got the green light!

Heed the Call

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, History

In 1942, Marguerite must decide if she is willing to defy social expectations, her family, and her fiancé in order to join the war effort.

81%

This project got the green light!

Nia On Vacation

Patras, Greece Feature
Drama, Comedy

Escape is relative.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Very Last Day

Taipei, Taiwan Feature
Thriller, Drama

A story of rape and revenge in a psychological thriller that takes a soulful approach to an important subject.

85%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York City, New York Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Welcome Home

Albany, New York Series
Comedy

When life handed them lemons, they moved back home with their parents.

80%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin, Wisconsin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.

87%

This project got the green light!

American Trial

New York City, New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.

102%

This project got the green light!

Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles, California Feature
Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Last Clinics

McAllen, Texas Series
Documentary

"The Last Clinics" follows abortion clinics and communities at the center of the battle against reproductive rights.

100%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York City, New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Hard-ish Bodies

Austin, Texas Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

An ensemble comedy featuring the men and women of Stoney’s Rock Hard Palace - a male strip club with dancers of all shapes and sizes.

150%

This project got the green light!

Dude, You're a Fag

Tuscaloosa, Alabama Short
Drama, LGBTQ

True story of how a Berkley graduate discovers homophobia, toxic masculinity, and sexual harassment in a Southern California high school.

106%

This project got the green light!

Quality Problems

Burbank, California Feature
Comedy

Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.

102%

This project got the green light!

Joanne

Brussels, Belgium Feature
Horror, Thriller

Joanne thinks she's normal; the Conspiracy knows better, she’s a bellwether. They kidnap her and find she's more than even she knew.

80%

This project got the green light!

Avowed

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.

116%

This project got the green light!

Girl Code

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama

When girls talk, there's what they say, and what they're REALLY saying.

101%

This project got the green light!

Groupers

Los Angeles, California Feature
Comedy, Drama

A female grad student captures 2 homophobic males to be a part of a controversial experiment at the bottom of an empty pool.

112%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles, California Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

Soulmates

Burlington, Vermont Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Samantha and Jessamine's small-town "married" way of life is suddenly jeopordized by two out-of-staters: Jess's new fiancé and a corporation

83%

This project got the green light!

Love & Vodka

Ypsilanti Charter Township, Michigan Feature
Drama, Teen

102%

This project got the green light!

This Is Happening

California, United States Feature
Comedy

YES! WE'VE HIT OUR INITIAL TARGET. BUT EVERY DOLLAR BEYOND 100% MEANS MORE CITIES AND MORE AWARENESS FOR THIS IS HAPPENING. PLEASE CONTINUE

135%

This project got the green light!

BRIDES TO BE

Seattle, Washington Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.

112%

This project got the green light!

CHARGER

Chicago, Illinois Short
Action

A short action film: 5 minutes, one shot.

83%

This project got the green light!

Money & Violence Season 2

Brooklyn, New York Series
Crime, Drama

Money & Violence is an in-depth look at the line where survival meets responsibility.

90%

This project got the green light!

MER

Brooklyn, New York Short
Experimental, LGBTQ

FIND YOUR TRU $ELF! LUV YOUR BOD-DEE! SEA THE LITE!

101%

This project got the green light!

Normal Valid Lives

Minneapolis, Minnesota Feature
Documentary

One community's fight to accept and protect all kids.

81%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

Radical Roots: The Story of a Food Revolution

Minnesota, United States Feature
Documentary

In the 70s radical youth created an explosion of food co-ops, only to be torn apart in a war over what- and who- their revolution was for.

83%

This project got the green light!

ONE DAY AS A PROSTITUTE

Los Angeles, California Short
Documentary

A slice of life documentary exploring sex work in 2015.

101%

This project got the green light!

See You On the Other Side

Seattle, Washington Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.

111%

This project got the green light!

Of Dust and Bones

Santa Monica, California Feature
Drama

A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend, who arrives with an unsettling agenda.

88%

This project got the green light!

The Last Glimmer

Concord, California Short
Drama

An unlikely friendship unfolds between two socially marginalized suburbanites who struggle to connect and survive on their own terms.

82%

This project got the green light!

The wHOLE

Los Angeles, California Series
Drama

“The wHOLE” is a gritty drama illuminating solitary confinement made in collaboration with those closest to the issue.

81%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles, California Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

The End of the Road

Vancouver, Canada Feature
Documentary

"They wanted to be part of the 'back to the land', 'flower child' movement, eh. They had no clue. These were city kids.”

98%

This project got the green light!

The Nightrunner

Regina, Canada Short
Action, Drama

Unable to fall asleep, a young banker hits the streets in his running shoes only to find that the city doesn't sleep either.

82%

This project got the green light!

First Girl I Loved

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A lesbian high-schooler in Los Angeles falls in love with a young woman even more conflicted about her sexuality than she is.

80%

This project got the green light!

Hey Yun - the Web Series SEASON 2

Brooklyn, New York Series
Comedy

a comedy about an angry whimsical Korean woman

108%

This project got the green light!

Blackwell Summers Mysteries

New York City, New York Series
Action, Mystery

Ladies of Blackwell Summers Detective Agency puts suckas to shame and take them lames out the game!!

100%

This project got the green light!

There is a New World Somewhere

Los Angeles, California Feature
Drama

A troubled woman is seduced by a stranger who takes her on a road trip through America's deep south.

27%

This project got the green light!

Movies & Shows I Recommend

An Ojibwe boy searches for a safe place for he and his younger sister on the Leech Lake reservation.

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Rez

2014

 • Short

by Dominique DeLeon

 There are no small lives, only lives unseen.

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Love Comes Later

2015

 • Short

by Sonejuhi Sinha

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