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Inès Daïen Dasi

Inès Daïen Dasi




Decision Maker 2019
Decision Maker 2018


After studying literature and screenwriting, Inès Daïen Dasi works in production for a few years. She has been head of development at Les Films du Poisson for 5 years, driving the writing of features and TV series and recently started to produce first features. She also started her own company, SMAC Productions, in 2016, and has been producing short films on the side.

company profile

Les Films du Poisson is a French film production company created in 1995 by Yaël Fogiel and Laetitia Gonzalez. Since 2006, under the guidance of producer Estelle Fialon, the company has strongly developed its production of documentary films for both television and cinema on an international scale.

Over the past 20 years, it has displayed a strong commitment to an exacting kind of cinema which has earned both popular and critical acclaim and won a string of international awards: five César (French Oscars), notably for Best First Film and Best Producer, Best Director and Camera d’Or in Cannes, as well as selections at Sundance and for the Academy Awards. The company has also received many cinema and TV production awards such as the Cesar Award for Best Producers and Personalities of the year Trophy in 2011, TV Duo 2014 by Le Film Français or the IFCIC Prize in 2008. Amongst their most recognizable features they have produced: Voyages (Emmanuel Finkiel, 1999 Cesars for best first feature Cesar best editing, Prix Louis Delluc... ), Since Otar Left (Julie Bertucelli, 2004, Cesar for best feature, Cannes Critic’s week’s Best film and multiple awards and nominations), Jellyfish (Etgar Keret, Shira Gefen, 2007, Caméra d’Or in Cannes), On Tour (Mathieu Amalric, 2010, Best director in Cannes) The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2013, nominated to the Academy Awards for best documentary feature).

Always curious to discover new talents, the company keeps collaborating with great directors such as Mathieu Amalric, Julie Bertuccelli, Emmanuel Finkiel or Dror Moreh while still producing first films, exploring new media and original TV series.
In 2017, Les Films du Poisson produced Emmanuel Finkiel’s fourth feature Memoir of war, (San Sebastian Official 2017) Eric Caravaca’s documentary feature Plot 35 (selected at Cannes 2017), and, in 2018, Julie Bertuccelli’s Claire Darling (starring Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni).

In 2019 are released Christian Volckman’s second feature The Room (starring Olga Kurylenko and Kevin Janssens), Blaise Harrison’s first feature Particles (premiere at the Directors Fortnight 2019), Frédéric Fonteyne's Filles de joie and TV series The Middleman, by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen (starring Mathieu Amalric and Eddy Mitchell). An adaptation for the hit series In Treatment, adapted to French by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, Pierre Salvadori and Nicolas Pariser is currently shooting as well as Mathieu Amalric Hold me tight.