Alcatraz Films is a feature film production company based in Paris, France. The Company was created in 2011 by Olivier Thery Lapiney and Laurence Clerc after their experience of line producing and financing Gaspar Noe’s Enter The Void produced by Fidelite Films.
As a main producer Alcatraz Films developed and produced films such as Bastards by Claire Denis, and as financial and service producer developed and produced by third parties such as the Golden Palm winner Blue is the Warmest Color by Abdellatif Kechiche produced by Wild Bunch.
In 2015, Alcatraz Films coproduced three European films : Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu, selected in official competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Paula by Christian Schwochow and Godless by Ralitza Petrova, winner of the 2016 Locarno Film Festival. In 2017, Alcatraz Films coproduced with Pandora Film an English-language sci-fi High Life by Claire Denis, starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin and Mia Goth.
Laurence Clerc has successively been CEO of RF2K from 2001 until 2007, production company created by Dominique Farrugia and Olivier Granier and producer of who produced Gérard JUGNOT’s Monsieur Batignole and Meilleur Espoir Feminin, then Vidocq and Callas Forever, and who also created the French TV Channels Comedie ! and Cuisine TV for which she was member of the board ; Then CEO of Fidélité Films, from 2007 until 2011. During this period she participated in the funding on all of the company’s productions, on a national level (Le Petit Nicolas, De l’Autre Côté du Lit, Pour Elle, Croisière) and on an international level (Afterwards, Enter The Void, Dorothy, Kabuli Kid). She was also responsible for the legal, administrative and financial organisation of the company and handled operating management.