Finding the most accurate way of transcribing the intention of a voice, immersing the audience in an unknown sound territory, following and supporting the direction taken by the director in spite of the obstacles, the challenges do not lack in fiction.
For the production sound engineer and his assistant it is also about having people understand what is at stake in the work of sound on set. The pleasure to work together then combines with technique and creativity to serve the movie.


Feature films


Mother, Mother

  • by K’Naan Warsame
  • 120′
  • Pot Boiler Productions, BlueSky Africa – Kenya 2024
  • In post-production

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(in post production)  

Written and directed by K’Naan Warsame

DOP César Charlone

Sound recordist Frédéric Salles

Production Andrea Calderwood – Potboiler Productions, Production serviced by BlueSky Africa



  • by Marcia Romano and Benoit Sabatier
  • 120′
  • Envie de Tempête Productions – Marseille 2023
  • Selection ACID Cannes 2024

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Unable to mourn, Raoul, in his fifties, arrives in the city where his deceased daughter lived. He discovers her secret life, a young, feminine, violent, musical world. He wants to understand, destroy, and mend. But where will this too intimate investigation lead him? Diving into a life and a city that are not his own, is it a journey towards death or rebirth?


Written and Directed by Marcia Romano & Benoit Sabatier

DOP Nicolas Eveilleau

Sound Fred Salles

Production Frédéric Dubreuil, Envie de Tempête Productions


Doctor Fanon

  • “True Chronicles of the Blida Joinville Psychiatric Hospital in the Last Century, when Dr Frantz Fanon Was Head of the Fifth Ward between 1953 and 1956.”
  • By Abdenour Zahzah
  • 120′ – Atlas Film Productions, Shellac Sud – Algeria 2022
  • Berlinale 2024 Selection

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“If psychiatry is the medical technique that aims to enable man to no longer be a stranger to his environment, I must assert that the Arab, perpetually alienated in his own country, lives in a state of absolute depersonalization.” – Frantz Fanon, Lettre au ministre résident, décembre 1956.

Written and directed by Abdenour Zahzah

DOP Aurélien Py

Production Sound Mixer Fred Salles

Production Atlas Films (Algeria), Shellac Sud (France)



  • by Sharunas Bartas
  • 90′
  • Studija Kinema, KinoElektron – Lithuania 2021
  • In production

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Storyline: Simona has abandoned her family long ago but when she hears her grandmother is dying she goes back to say goodbye and from her home village starts a dangerous journey to another side of Lithuania looking for her lost father and emotional anchorage.

Directed par Sharunas Bartas

Production Studija Kinema (Lithuania), KinoElektron (France)

Tug of War - VNV

Vuta n’Kuvute (Tug of War)

  • by Amil Shivji
  • 92′
  • Kijiweni Productions, Big Word Cinema – Zanzibar 2019
  • Official Selection TIFF 2021 – Perspectives Award FESPACO 2021

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Résumé du film:  Adapted from the classic Swahili novel written by Shafi Adam Shafi, Vuta N’kuvute tells a story of love emerging amid the independence struggle in Zanzibar. Yasmin, a young Indian-Zanzibari girl is on the run after escaping from her oppressive marriage, and returns to Zanzibar. She meets Denge, a rebellious and frustrated young man deeply immersed in the fight against British rule.

Director Amil Shivji

DOP  Zenn Van Zyl

Sound recordist  Frédéric Salles

Produced by Tamsin Ranger, Amil Shivji, Steven Markovitz

The Film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2021



  • by Wanuri Kahiu
  • 83′
  • Big Word Cinema, MPM films, Awali Ent. Kenya – 2017
  • 2018 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection, Un Certain Regard

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Synopsis:  Auma works in her father’s shop and awaits the start of nursing school, while Ziki passes the days hanging out with her wealthy friends and making up dance routines. Their paths cross when their fathers run against each other for seats in the County Assembly of Nairobi, and the girls’ unlikely friendship is put to the test as election tactics get nasty.

Written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu

DOP  Chris Wessels

Sound Recordist  Frédéric Salles

Produced by Steven Markovitz

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  • by Léa Jamet
  • 87′
  • Time Code Production – 2011

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Présentation :

Feature film written in collaboration with users of the Abbé-Pierre Marseille Foundation led by Léa Jamet and Théo Trifard.
Hopecity joins in the sphere of influence of experimental projects by involving amateurs and professional artists, professional technicians and persons having technical skills acquired during their professional life or being able to acquire it during this experience.

Synopsis:  In Hopecity, an imaginary city, the society is divided into two clans: the Well-to-do and Nobody’s. The first ones, who are minority, do not bear either the sight or the presence of the second and set up a plan of eradication.


Writers:  Annick Sylvestre, Jehemi Boumediene, Mickael Rabia, Pascal Ludman, Léa Jamet, Théo Triffard

Director:  Léa jamet

DA:  Paule Sardou, Marie Jeanne Lardic

DoP:  Jérôme Olivier

Son recordists:  Sébastien Demonchy, Frédéric Salles

Boom operators:  Alexis Viola, Camille Barat

Editing: Marjolaine Spill

Sound editing and mixing: Frédéric Salles, Cyrille Carillon


Hopecity website

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  • By Henri Henriol
  • 90′
  • La Case à Film – 2010

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Synopsis: Shot in Sénégal, the film tells  the crossed stories of two characters: a French man in his fifties recently arrived in Saint Louis of Senegal to start a new life, and a young Senegalese who dreams to leave for France, both tormented by the desire to live somewhere else and the disappointments.

Short films - Selection


Watt! Archipels

  • by Stéphane Barbato
  • A collection of 5 short music films
  • Mécènes du Sud – Néon productions – 2013

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Watt ! Archipels: a series of five short off-beat and poetic films. An unusual encounter between music and image, a dive into the intimacy of artistic creations whose stage are places of productivity.

Watt! amplifies the sound and musical echoes of an effervescent Mediterranean youth, connected to the web and to current music, hip-hop on the front. In 2013, five nomadic artistic residences took the tempo of the emblematic capitals of rap and the new independent places of the Arab world where, from Cairo to Tunis, the artists speak for the aspirations of freedom.


Written and directed by Stéphane Barbato

DOP Nicolas Petris

Sound engineer Frédéric Salles

Producer Antonin Dedet

With Under Kontrol, Raphael Imbert, Cyril Benhamou, Simon Sieger, DJ Creestal, Fred Salles, Ahmad Compaoré, Meryem Saci, Lou Penza, DJ Rebel, TOX, Watcha Clan et Raashan Ahmad.

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See Episode 1: Play Ground
See Episode 2: R.E.S.C.A.P.S
See Episode 3: Chroma Trauma
See Episode 4: K2013
See Episode 5: Bonheur Intérieur Brut



  • by Jim Chuchu
  • 11′
  • Awali Entertainment – Kenya 2013
  • premiered at TIFF Canada 2013

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Synopsis: Fantasy, science fiction and infatuation fuse as an obsessed neighbour invents ever stranger scenarios for wooing the girl of his dreams.

Directed by Jim Chuchu

With Elsaphan Njora, Patricia Kihoro, Shiv Singh

DOP Adrew Mungai

Sound Frédéric Salles

Produced by  Wanuri Kahiu


Big in Vietnam

  • by Mati diop
  • 29′
  • Néon production – 2009
  • Tiger Awards for Short Films at IFF Rotterdam 2012

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In the forest near Marseille, the Franco Vietnamese director Henriette Nhung is shooting Dangerous Liaisons with the help of her son Mike.

But when the lead actor disappears, everything comes to a halt. The film looses its Valmont, and the director soon after. Behind her, she leaves the entire cast and crew, now passengers aboard a ghost ship with only the young Mike as captain.

As she wanders the port city, Henriette discovers a world that reminds her of her former home, Vietnam. Here, she meets a man haunted by a long journey with no return.


Director Mati DIOP

Production manager Stephan RIPOLL

First AD Thomas BIDART


Continuity  Dorothée SEBBAGH

Location manager  Laurent CARDOT

Production designer  Salomé AUBRY

Costume  Camille BEISO

Sound recordist  Frederic SALLES

Cast Henriette NHUNG, Mike NGUYEN, Stephane SAO, Karine WEIDER,  Julien PILLET


Children in the trees

  • by Bania Medjbar
  • 25′
  • La Luna Production – 2009
  • Release date 30/09/2009 – Broadcast: Canal+

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Synopsis :

Karim, a 7 years old boy, and Coralie, his sister of 11, lives with their mother in an estate which overhangs Marseille. Every morning, behind  the wire fencing, they observe in the distance the prison where their father is imprisoned. After an ultimate search of their house by the police, of a felted violence, Karim and Coralie throw themselves in the unknow with the utopia to bring back the protective father.


Written and directed by Bania Medjbar


Editing  Laurent ROUAN

Set  Jean françois MEROT

Music  Gabriel YARED

Sound recordists  Maxime GAVAUDAN, Frédéric SALLES

Re-recording mixer  Jean-Christophe JULE

Cast  Dorian AÎSSA, Sabrina BENHAMED, Laetitia BOSSETTI, Benaissa AHAOUARI


Awards: Prix ISMU (Milan), Prix du Public (Saint-Denis), Prix du Jury (Rousset), Prix du Public (Rousset), Prix du Jury Professionel (Massif du Sancy), Prix du Public (Massif du Sancy), Prix de la Classe Jury (Massif du Sancy), Grand Prix du Jury (Cap d’Agde)

Festivals selection list    

In compétion:

  • Aix-en-Provence (France)  2009
  • Clermont-Ferrand (France)  2010
  • Milan (Italy)  2010
  • Mulhouse (France)  2010
  • Lunel (France)  2010
  • Saint-Denis (France)  2010
  • Rousset (France)  2010
  • Nice (France)  2010
  • Dubaï (United Arab Emirats)  2010
  • Altkirch (Fance)  2010
  • Ebensee (Austria)  2010
  • Odense (Denmark) 2010
  • Grenoble (France) 2010
  • Massif du Sancy (France) 2010
  • Ouroux-en-Morvan (France) 2010
  • Agde (France) 2010
  • Corse (France) 2010
  • Ile de la Réunion (France) 2010
  • Calgary (Canada) 2010
  • Groningen (Pays-Bas)  2010
  • Cork (Irelande)  2010
  • Regensburg (Allemagne)  2010
  • Cinambule (France) 2010
  • Groningen (Pays-Bas) 2010
  • Saint-Paul-Trois-Château (France) 2010


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En Face

  • By Medhi Ben Attia and Zina Modiano
  • 27′
  • Lancelot Films – 1999

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-Synopsis: In the 90′s, in Tunis, Mémia, a 20 year old girl is affected by a light mental disorder. She lives with her parents, rich landowners. Not knowing what love is about, Mémia will experience a secret and rather violent passion for a young man she observes from her window all day long. But she will be forcedly married to another man.

Directed by Medhi Ben Attia and Zina Modiano

Production Christian Tison

DOP  Nathalie Sarles

Set  Claude Bennys

Editor  Caroline Emery

Sound  Frederic SALLES

Actors Amel Smaoui, Mohamed Ali Cherif, Nejia Ouji

Commercials & music videos



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  • La Planète Rouge – 2017

Production companies    

La Planète Rouge

Aprile films

DACOR Productions

RSA Films

2017 films

Walter films


Be Elegangz

Première Heure

Cake Films

Magali Films

PM publicité

Only you

Toreros Productions

Dezance Productions

Les Productions de la Fourmi

Network Productions



Music videos

  • Playback and synch management
  • + direct sound recording

Production companies    

-Bandits Productions

Les Productions Yanke

Les productions Le Village

Why Not Music