Born and raised in Argentina, Fernando Sulichin moved to the United States in late 1980s. His intention was to finish his degree in architecture. While at the University of Southern California, Sulichin first realized the power of film. It was then that he decided to pursue a life in the film industry.
His first production screened at the Paris film festival Short Circuit. Sulichin was hooked. He poured himself into learning more about film as a business, the technical side of production, and the industry leaders. His curiosity led him to meet many influential creative forces. Perhaps most notably, it was around this time that Sulichin met Spike Lee, the acclaimed American director. At the time Lee was in the process of bringing Malcolm X from script to screen. Sulichin and Lee hit it off, and Sulichin signed on to the film as an associate producer. The two would collaborate on future projects ranging from commercials to music videos.
Sulichin’s focus was on stories that did more than just entertain the audience, but rather made them think—even after leaving the theater. After Malcolm X, Sulichin produced a number of acclaimed independent films including: “Bully“ (2002) by Larry Clark 2003; Sundance Prize Winner “Love Liza“ (2003) by Todd Louiso; and “Spun“ (2003) by Jona Akerlund.