Making films is hard. Making films is very expensive. Making films is perhaps one of the most collaborative endeavors one can imagine. And all that it takes to make a film – hundreds of crew, cast, years of negotiations, money, and logistics – starts with a script, with a story. As humans, we have been telling each other stories since even the earliest forms of communication, and storytelling remains one of our most powerful tools for human connection to this day.
The humble approach of Gallico Productions in this ever-evolving world of film is to focus on stories that move the soul and that have the potential to transform. Stories about powerful, complex, and flawed characters. Stories that inspire and imagine new possibilities for and by those that exist in the margins. Stories about overcoming adversity and holding on to hope and human empathy.
Gallico Productions surrounds itself with a network of strong, motivated, and fair individuals – directors, screenwriters, actors, fellow producers. Collaboration drives us. There’s gotta be trust (lots of it), hard work, and a lot of fun and creativity too to bring these stories to life. That’s how Gallico Productions operates. We’re a filmmaking family – join us if you share our beliefs. Let’s make a movie!
Producer - Distributor
Originally from Paris, France, Jean-François Cavelier has more than 30 years’ experience in domestic and international film sales and distribution. He is known among his peers for his strong communication skills and for his relationship-building ability. He held the position of Domestic & International Distribution Consultant for Comerica Bank (Los Angeles), Liberty International (Los Angeles), Pueblo (Geneva, Switzerland), and Syrena (Warsaw, Poland).
Cavelier has been active over the past twenty years in the acquisition and production of media content in Mainland China, Latin America, and Europe as well as in the distribution of Hollywood content to the global markets. He also acted as a producer for the biggest budget feature film ever produced in China, Air Strike, a WW2 epic film, negotiating the hiring of Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson respectively as Lead Actor and Consultant to the Chinese Director. Recently, Cavelier was the co-producer of “Wonders of the Sea”, a feature documentary narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. He is active in the protection of the environment and marine sustainability through the documentary films he represents.
With his recently founded production company Gallico Productions, he works with talented producers, screenwriters, and directors. Cavelier also consults with and lectures on a regular basis to filmmakers and producers about the business of film and television distribution – a side of the industry with which most are not familiar.