Founded in 1999 by Ron Dyens, Sacrebleu Productions began producing short films in 2001. Since then, more than sixty films have been produced and selected in over 1500 French and foreign festivals as prestigious as Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, as well as Stuttgart, Brest, Hiroshima, etc.
«Sacrebleu», which might translate as “Good Heavens” - is a French swearword. When we say “Sacrebleu”, we can be stuck, and yet we always overcome the problem. With “Sacrebleu”, there is the idea of a problem, but more importantly, there is an idea of challenge.
In 2010, Sacrebleu Productions was rewarded for its work by receiving the prestigious Procirep Award for Best Producer. This year also marked the Palme d’Or for best short film awarded to «Barking Island» by Serge Avedikian during the Festival of Cannes, and the Academy Award nomination of the animated short film «Madagascar, a journey diary» directed by Bastien Dubois.
In 2012, Sacrebleu produced an animated TV series (20x3’) «Faces from Places», which was recently broadcasted prime time on ARTE. With this TV series, Sacrebleu gained the Award for Best TV animated producer (2014).
In 2016, Sacrebleu released its first feature animated «Long Way North» (Public Prize at Annecy 2015 – audience of 500 000 people in France, sold in more than 20 countries around the world). In the recent years Sacrebleu received Cesar for the short animated film «Sunday lunch», as well as twice the Annecy Cristal and the Silver Bear.
In 2017, «You Will Be Fine», Céline Devaux’s new film, was awarded the Orrizonti Award for Best Short Film at Venice Film Festival.
During the last years Sacrebleu has been selected 4 times at Cannes both with live action films and animated ones. Sacrebleu is now developing three feature length animated films, three feature live action films and diverse short films.