New Caribbean Cinema was founded by Storm Saulter and Michelle Serieux.
Michelle is a trained writer, director, producer and actor. Originally from the French Creole island of St Lucia, Michelle studied MultiMedia, Drama and Cultural studies at the University of the West Indies Mona (CARIMAC), whilst pursuing concurrent courses in the performing arts and photography at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Michelle is a graduate of the Film Division at Columbia University School of Arts, and of New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Her previous work in Theatre has seen collaborations with Nobel Laureates Derek Walcott, Arthur Miller and Seamus Heaney, as well as the producer Elisabetta Di Mambro of Change Performing Arts Italy. Michelle has worked in Europe, the US and the Caribbean for clients such as UNIFEM, UNESCO and other organisations such as New Heritage Theatre in New York City and the Oscar Award Nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre. Aside from English, Michelle speaks Spanish, French, French Creole and under the right conditions, basic Portuguese and Italian.
Storm received formal film training at The Los Angeles Film School graduating in 2001 from the Film Immersion Program with a concentration in Cinematography and Editing. Over the course of his education and career he has gained experience by collaborating with influential artists, designers, and directors. Storm has exhibited his experimental films at The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Caribbean Biennial, Art Basel Miami, Berlin Art Fair, and LOOP Barcelona to name a few. He has directed and photographed ad campaigns for ROOTS Canada Clothing, Red Stripe Beer, Sandals Resorts International, Atlantic Records and for magazines such as TRACE and Furia. His images have also appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and the Village Voice. He is the writer, director, editor and cinematographer of the Jamaican feature length film Better Mus’ Come.