Andréa Cohen–B is a Toronto based independent writer/director born in Paris of Tunisian descent. After her Modern literature and theatre studies in France, she directly got involved in the film industry working as an assistant director and in post-production with established international directors as Michael Hanecke, Patrice Chereau, Roman Polanski, Robert Altman or Luc Besson.
Andréa is writer director that brings her culture and esthetic in all her projects, fusing cinematic and social justice story telling. Meeting and collaborating Canadian director Liz Marshall, was a turning point in her career as a filmmaker.
Since 2004 Cohen-B has directed short documentaries and a short fiction film selected in international film festivals and documentaries for NGOs in Canada, France and Ecuador, focusing on issues as HIV/AIDS, mental health issue, national campaign for people with disabilities in Toronto, and human rights for children in Ecuador.
For the last four years, Andréa Cohen –B is collaborating with Monde Modern as an editor on a documentary series broadcast on TV5 Monde, and as a writer for documentary shot in five countries focusing on teenagers and their relationship to modern food.
When Andréa is not working on her own project she is also coaching actors on feature films. She has worked on seven feature projects. She recently worked on “Un Jour Mes Princes Viendront..” the feature film of acclaimed French screenwriter, film director and actress, Agnès Jaoui.
Andrea’s most recent personal work is SHEKET, a short fiction drama, a co-production Canada-France that was supported by the Canadian Arts Councils.