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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.

“Sulichin’s focus on meaningful stories and topics made him someone some of the best filmmakers wanted to work with and know.”

In 2004 Fernando Sulichin founded Paris-based Central Films that produced: Mary (Winner at Venice Film Festival) by Abel Ferrara, staring Juliette Binoche; Babel by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu; and I Come With The Rain by Tran Ang Hung.

Sulichin’s focus on meaningful stories and topics–that many would shy away from because they thought they lacked commercial appeal–made him someone some of the best filmmakers wanted to work with and know. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with legends like Oliver Stone, Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, and Gabriel García Marquez.

Sulichin served as executive producer for on several of Oliver Stone’s films including Alexander (2004), Savages (2012), and the much anticipated September 2016 political thriller Snowden. His production credits for 2016, also include the Jim Jarmusch documentary about Iggy and the Stooges, Gimme Danger, which premiered in Cannes.

His work as feature film producer includes many highlights in 2016 as the films “Snowden” an American biographical political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone and Jim Jarmusch’s documentary about Iggy and the Stooges, “Gimme Danger”.

He has also worked with Stone on numerous documentaries including partnering on the production of numerous documentaries that took viewers to places few have been able to access. These productions include: Persona non Grata (2003) about the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East; Comandante (2003); Looking for Fidel (2004); South of the Border (2009); the 2013 series, The Untold History of the United States (2013); and My Friend Hugo (2014).

In 2016, Sulichin founded New Element Media, providing a centralized avenue for his creative work.

Sulichin’s passion for film as a way to communicate and tell stories, has seen him become a key supporter of the film industry around the world. In the United States, he has worked with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation that works to preserve films for future generations.

“In 2015, Sulichin received the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France, the most prestigious award given by the French Government.”

Throughout his career, Sulichin has been committed to philanthropic endeavors and helping others.

In 2015, before the COP21 meeting in Paris, Sulichin worked with the French Government and environmental leaders, to use media engagement to build public awareness about greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. An historic Climate Agreement was reached in December at the COP21 meeting in Paris. The same year, 2015, Sulichin received the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France, the most prestigious award given by the French Government.

An early supporter of Sean Penn’s JP/HRO, in 2016 Sulichin joined Sean Penn, Sean Parker (former President of Facebook), and the Government of France through a commitment by President François Hollande, to launch a critical reforestation project. Haiti has a 90 percent deforestation rate. These efforts will not only create for a richer, healthier environment, but also serve as a vehicle to provide jobs to people across the nation.

He is also involved in The David Lynch Foundation, an institution dedicated to the promotion of Conscience and World Peace. The Foundation develops and introduces hospitals, health workers, patients, as well as educators and young students to Transcendental Meditation, which has been found to have a measurable impact on health and well-being. In addition to this programming, the Foundation undertakes extensive research to measure the impact of its work and meditation practices in creative development, mental health and substance abuse prevention.

Sulichin is a lifetime member of the Nelson Mandela Children´s Fund, a humanitarian organization dedicated to the promotion of education in South Africa and sits on the Board of J/P HRO.

Fernando Sulichin divides his time between London, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires.