Born in Guadeloupe, Lynda D' Alexis felt, at first a strong interest for music, which pushes her shortly after obtaining her high school diploma in sciences, to leave her native island to pursue sound engineer's training in a studio in Marseille (France). At the age of 20, she joins ESRA (Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) , an high-end educational academy, located in Nice (France).
In 2013, she writes and direct her first short film « L'Emprise (The Influence) ", a movie dealing with the emotional and moral manipulation in couples.
The movie was showcased at FEMI (Regional and international Festival of Cinema of Guadeloupe) during the movies-debate evening on " characters of women who move mentalities; daily heroins. « and at 15th Cinema and Video Meetings of Nice (France). From then on, installed in Paris, she dashes into the writing and the production of her second short movie :
« Rico » which she direct with a small crew of 5, at the age of 23 in Guadeloupe. The money for the movie was partially raised from a successful crowdfunding campaign allowing her to gather more than 30 % of the movie total budget thanks to a faithful and active community which follows her still to this day.
in 2016 Lynda won People Choice Award and Jury Special Prize for « Rico » at « Prix de Court » one of the biggest Short Films Festival in the French Caribbean. The Same year she join forces with Martinican director Khris Burton at Darers Films.
Khris Burton is an award-winning film and commercial director, from Martinique, French West Indies.
He graduated at ESRA (Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) , an high-end educational academy, located in Paris, which specializes in cinematography, TV broadcasting, scriptwriting and sound engineering training.
A music fan as a child, he went on to direct music videos. He quickly gained recognition in this industry, both from his peers and from the audience. In 2011, the French professional music association (S.A.C.E.M) bestowed him an award for his music video "Trêve de bavardages".
Khris Burton has also been directing commercials for half a decade. In this field too, his work won awards.
Since 2013, Khris Burton's international status has increased: his short movie "Maybe Another Time" won People's Choice Award, Top Rated and Jury 1st Commendations at the 8th edition of Filminute, the internationnal one minute film festival. Becoming the most awarded director in the history of the festival.
The movie also got Best Narrative Ultra Short Award at International Film Awards of Berlin (IFAB 2014).
In 2015, His one minute short "Nanny" won People Choice Award and Jury 2nd Commendation at the 10th edition of Filminute, the internationnal one minute film festival.
Throughout all his achievements, one can notice how human emotions matter for Khris Burton and are central in his work. His ability to catch these emotions and his technical expertise have made him an highly skilled director who is always willing to push back his limits.
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