From the beaches of Guadeloupe to the bright lights of the Big Apple, Mariette Monpierre is a rising star in the film industry. She has a Master from the Sorbonne University & Smith College. She began her career @ BBDO NY producing commercials for Pepsi, Visa, Pizza Hut, Gillette & FedEx. Her portfolio includes music videos, documentaries & fiction narrative. Her first feature length “Elza (Le Bonheur d’Elza) was the NY Times Critics’ Pick when released at the theater. The film won several awards including the 2012 BAFTA Choice Award and The Jury Award for Best Director First Feature at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles; the Paul Robeson Award at FESPACO’13; Best Narrative @ Roxbury Film Fest & The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Fest.