Speaker Details

Full Name
Eve Gabereau
Modern Films
Founder + CEO and Producer
Country (Address)
United Kingdom
Eve Gabereau is an award-winning producer, distributor and digital exhibitor. She is the founder and CEO of the London-based Modern Films, launched in 2017 with the Event Cinema release of MANIFESTO starring Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles and Executive Production on the Zambian-Welsh I AM NOT A WITCH that had its World Premiere at Cannes in Director’s Fortnight, went on to win a BAFTA and be the UK entry for the Oscars®.

The company now represents the rights to over 100 films including last year’s runaway hit DRIVE MY CAR based on short stories by Haruki Murakami, Leah Purcell’s THE DROVER’S WIFE, Cathy Brady’s WILDFIRE, Alice Rohrwacher’s HAPPY AS LAZZARO, animated feature BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN and documentaries POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ by Paul Sng and Celeste Bell and THE VELVET QUEEN featuring an original soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Currently in development, she is working on the English-language remake of the acclaimed French DEUX, a TV series set in Los Angeles in the 1980s, a documentary about time and an adaptation of the notable Australian novel COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW by Jessica Au, to be written and directed by Jemima James. It is the story of a mother-daughter trip to Japan, interwoven with memories, relationships and self-reflection.

Gabereau lives in the UK but is originally from Canada and also holds a French passport. She has a BA in Political Science and Modern Languages from McGill University and an MA in Communications and Film with further graduate work around the Anthropology of Media from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She currently sits on the Boards of ACE Producers, Film London and the British Independent Film Awards.
Production Company Profile
Eve Gabereau is the founder and CEO of Modern Films, a London-based production, distribution and digital exhibition company. Launched in 2017 with the Event Cinema release of MANIFESTO starring Cate Blanchett and Executive Production on the Welsh-Zambian I AM NOT A WITCH, they now represent a library of over 100 films. Their focus is on auteur driven stories, strong female voices in cinema and social impact partnerships.

They would like to meet with similar indie companies either working across production and distribution, or in co-production with Europe and/or East Asia. The project that they are presenting at UK Connect is a book adaptation that is structured as a UK-Australian-Japanese co-pro, that could also include one more country - ie France. Beyond this project, she would like to meet with Australian producers around their upcoming projects that might be of interest to them for collaboration in production and/or UK/Eire distribution.