Los Angeles and New York based producer Chidem Alie has lead productions of quality film and advertising content all over the world including Los Angeles, New York, France, Moscow, Mumbai, Shanghai, Istanbul, Paris and N. Cyprus where she began her career as a news anchor and television producer.
Chidem was writer and producer of the highly acclaimed documentary THIS SPACE AVAILABLE, which premiered at the prestigious NYC DOC Film Festival in 2011 to sold out screenings. She’s worked with a number of notable Hollywood production companies, including John Cusack’s New Crime Productions and produced content for branding expert, Marc Gobe (clients include Abercrombie and Fitch, AOL, Ann Taylor, Coca-Cola, IBM, Godiva, Victoria’s Secret). She is
currently in development on a high-profile international historical adventure film.
As a producer, Julie has worked on feature film BILLY BATES, due for release in late 2014. In 2013, Julie produced music videos ANOTHER MURDER IN NEW ORLEANS by musical legends Bobby Rush and Dr .John, featured with Blinddog Smokin’, WILY KATASO by renowned artists AMADOU AND MARIAM featuring TV ON THE RADIO and BREAD AND CIRCUS by UK-artist EBONY BONES.
In 2009, Julie shot her directorial debut short film ABRACADABRA starring Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men; Donnie Darko), Ty Simpkins (Revolutionary Road; Pride & Glory), James Wirt (Billy Bates), Sean Kanan (Young and the Restless), and Jennifer DeLia. The short screened in several international cities including Cannes, Hollywood, and Sao Paulo.
Prior to directing, Julie studied intensively at the New York Film Academy as well as screenwriting and cinematography at UCLA. Julie had a softball scholarship at UCLA and when faced with the challenge of deciding between film studies and softball per the university requirement, Julie committed herself to her first love, the craft and art of making movies. She moved to Austin, Texas, where she met Jennifer DeLia and then soon after they joined forces on ABRACADABRA. After working well together on the short, Pacino and DeLia partnered in Poverty Row Entertainment, their New York-based production company. They are currently in production on the feature film THE FIRST starring Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt, and Julia Stiles. Jennifer will direct.
Jennifer, partner in Unofficially Unlimited, began directing in 2008 with her short film, I AM AN ISLAND. The short played in Cannes, London, New York, and Los Angeles, and then was expanded into her directorial debut feature film, BILLY BATES. BILLY BATES played at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 amongst other festivals and showcases and will be released theatrically and digitally in 2014.
Jennifer has directed a range of music videos for renowned artists such as Amadou & Mariam, Kyp & Tunde of TV on the Radio, Ebony Bones, Esseri, Blinddog Smokin' and musical legends Dr. John and Bobby Rush.
Prior to directing, Jennifer’s ability to produce with extremely high production value combined with her passion for art and pop culture, lead contemporary artist David LaChapelle to bring Jennifer onboard his team for his 2006 Berlin show. On behalf of LaChapelle, Jennifer acquired sponsorship from the brand Puma for an art exhibition and celebration which hosted 4000 guests. Following her success in Berlin, Jennifer produced the fashion line
HEATHERETTE’S biggest Fashion Week event to date.
As a humanitarian, Jennifer produced a successful fundraising event in New York which enabled her to do meaningful work with youth in Brazil. This work lead to an exchange between Brazil and the kids from LaChapelle's documentary RIZE. She intends to continue her work in Brazil and in other parts of the world, helping to bridge the gap between cultures through the arts.
Jennifer has nearly fifteen years in the film industry, having worked in physical production on major feature films such as Oliver Stone’s WORLD TRADE CENTER and international director Wong Kar Wai’s MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS. Jennifer secured financing for and associate produced the film EXPLICIT ILLS, which won the Audience Award at South by Southwest in 2008. Jennifer also secured funding for and line produced the award-winning feature documentary SLINGSHOT HIP HOP that premiered at Sundance in 2008. Jennifer produced and acted in the short film , ABRACADABRA, directed by Julie Pacino.
The collection of Jennifer’s aforementioned experiences is what breathes life into her philosophy of creating projects with the utmost integrity and passion, as well as on the cutting edge of popular culture. Jennifer is also a partner with Julie Pacino in their production company Poverty Row Entertainment. They are currently in production on the feature film THE FIRST starring Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt, and Julia Stiles. Jennifer will direct.
Jennifer studied acting intensively at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.