Aude Cuenod is a French-American filmmaker who moved to the United States from Paris when she was 11 years old. Aude graduated with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University, where her thesis film, The Original
, was made with a grant awarded by the National Board of Review and won Wesleyan’s Ross Prize for Best Film. Aude moved back to Paris to work as documentary filmmaker Peter Friedman’s (Silverlake Life) assistant, then made her way to Louisiana to work as a carpenter and camera assistant on Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild
, and then to New York to work as a camera assistant on feature films, shorts and music videos, including Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut, Higher Ground
. Aude wrote and directed her second short film, Red Velvet
, which premiered at the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival and screened in festivals across the United States. Untitled Detroit/Tunisia Project
will be her first feature film.
Untitled Detroit/Tunisia Project — As life closes in on him, 11-year-old Justin navigates the Detroit underworld guided by a 70-year-old artist from Tunisia with a mysterious past.