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Julie Benasra

About Julie Benasra

Julie Benasra is an Award-winning documentary film director, producer, author and journalist, specialized in pop culture and social related subjects. Julie currently serves as co-founder & content director for Positive Solutions, an international cause-driven content agency & film production company dedicated to promote positive thinkers who aim to make the world a better place. Julie’s content-creation experience (TV/video/web/film/print) enabled her to develop an innovative editorial style and approach, and to apply it to content marketing, branded entertainment, social media management and event production. Thanks to her bilingual and bicultural education (French-American), Julie also applies her storytelling skills to both a US and international audience. Her latest documentary film, FROM DOMINATED TO DOMINANT, about women’s emancipation and empowerment through pop/rock music, was commissioned and distributed by Europe’s leading cultural TV network, ARTE, as part of a 4-film documentary series, for which she wrote all scripts and came up with the original concept. Previously, Julie wrote and directed GOD SAVE MY SHOES, an award-winning feature documentary about the relationship between women and shoes. The film, produced by CAID Productions & Canal+, was released in theatres in the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia. It reached 100 million people in the US and Canada and was broadcasted to an additional 20 million viewers in 18 countries. Julie also served as journalist, story editor, and first assistant director on EUROPE’S MUSIC LEGENDS, a 9-film documentary series for Sony Music. Julie graduated in media & communications from Fordham University, New York. She now lives in France.

Happiness Confessions, Episode 10 – Stefan Sagmeister – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are very happy to share our last episode of Season 1 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin​, with Designer & Art Director Stefan Sagmeister, expressing his emotions of fear and his longing for a richer life, free of fears and held-back feelings. https://youtu.be/5upKvXQz5Qk Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher​, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #StefanSagmeister #wohasu

By | 2018-10-30T13:47:42+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 9 – Alina Villasante – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are glad to share Ep 9 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, featuring Alina Villasante, Founder & CEO of Peace Love World, who highlights the importance of self-love and of viewing failures as life-lessons—as a way to grow and find one’s purpose.   https://youtu.be/HDVxl-fglYA Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositivesSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #AlinaVillasante #wohasu

By | 2018-10-30T13:29:39+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 8 – Chude Jideonwo – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're thrilled to share Ep 8 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, in which Chude Jideonwo, Founder of Joy Inc, Lawyer & Journalist, draws from his experience working on the field in Africa to deconstruct the clichés often associated with happiness. And makes a clever parallel between happiness, love and trust, and materiality. https://youtu.be/k74N27PLU50 Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #marcelobukin #ThierryDaher #ChudeJideonwo #wohasu Positive Solutions Content Director: Julie Benasra. Consulting Editor: Juan Leguizamon. Color Correction by Nice Shoe’s Gene Curley. Grading Producer: Elizabeth Mitchell. Audio Post Production: Sound Lounge. Audio Mixer: Pete Crimi. Senior Audio Post Producer: Becca Falborn. Production Research: Sharon Szmuc. Special Thanks: Suzi Tucker, Samuel Morett, Rebecca Mitchell.

By | 2018-10-30T13:33:52+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 7 – With Allison Wagner – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are very happy to release Ep 7 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, titled "The Way Out", in which Allison Wagner, Olympic Swimmer Medalist, shares her very personal experience with depression, how it can feel on a daily basis and her tips on how to try to make your way through it. https://youtu.be/p4nSoIRSqOc Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit. (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency @Marcelo Bukin #marcelobukin #ThierryDaher #AllisonWagner #wohasu Positive Solutions Content Director: Julie Benasra. Consulting Editor: Juan Leguizamon. Color Correction by Nice Shoe’s Gene Curley. Grading Producer: Elizabeth Mitchell. Audio Post Production: Sound Lounge. Audio Mixer: Pete Crimi. Senior Audio Post Producer: Becca Falborn. Production Research: Sharon Szmuc. Special Thanks: Suzi Tucker, Samuel Morett, [...]

By | 2018-09-27T14:11:41+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 6 – With Mo Gawdat – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are very happy to release Ep. 6 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin. In this episode, titled "Life's Cruelest Test", Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google [X], bestselling author and founder of #onebillionhappy, recalls what happened the day he lost his 21 year old son, Ali. He shares how he has overcome the most inhuman test for any parent and faced life to move beyond the grief. https://youtu.be/N9QS2f6igAk Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit. (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency @Marcelo Bukin #MarceloBukin #Thierry Daher #MoGawdat #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:17:16+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 5 – With Giancarlo Molero – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are glad to release Ep. 5 (in Spanish) of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin. In this episode, titled "Real Men Do Cry", Giancarlo Molero, Happiness Innovator & Founder of Toy Feliz, explores happiness through the lens of his Latin roots, highlighting the importance of emotions and of openness… especially for men. https://youtu.be/zAGrmMuTnqQ Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit. (www.wohasu.world). #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #GiancarloMolero #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:17:52+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Blog|1 Comment

Happiness Confessions, Episode 4 – With Sandro Formica, PhD – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're happy to release Episode 4 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin. Titled "Life’s Most Beneficial Experience”, this episode features international Author and Speaker Sandro Formica, PhD, who unveils how suffering can often hide life’s “most beneficial experience”. A lesson Sandro has learned the hard way, yet which also helped him find a way to truly live life. https://youtu.be/vwJwQawUaUc Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world).  #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #IsaacPrilleltensky #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:19:46+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 3 – With Isaac Prilleltensky, PhD – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're very happy to release episode 3 of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, in which international author and speaker Prilleltensky Isaac, PhD, shares how he was able to find happiness and his purpose in life after a major tragedy. https://youtu.be/bw5i3UeiUhc   Directed by Marcelo Bukin. Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support of the World Happiness Summit (www.wohasu.world).  #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #MarceloBukin #ThierryDaher #IsaacPrilleltensky #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:20:19+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 2 – With Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're excited to share a new episode of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin, in which international author and speaker Tal Ben-Shahar explains the impact of social media and of social life on happiness.  https://youtu.be/RX5jexDCylc Directed by Marcelo Bukin & Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net). With the support the World Happiness Summit(www.wohasu.world) #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #marcelobukin #Thierry Daher #TalBenShahar  #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:20:21+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happiness Confessions, Episode 1 – With Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico – Directed by Marcelo Bukin

We are proud to release the first episode of Happiness Confessions, a series by Marcelo Bukin.  Titled “Purpose & the Pursuit of Happiness”, Vicente Fox Quesada, former President of Mexico, shares what he thinks are the most essential elements to find happiness and how women should be the ones taking over the world and a leading role in the XXIst century. https://youtu.be/M7UGXLWDzcU Directed by Marcelo Bukin & Produced by Thierry Daher, Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) With the support of the World Happiness Summit www.wohasu.world #HappinessConfessions #PositiveSolutionsAgency #Thierry Daher #VicenteFox #marcelobukin #wohasu

By | 2018-09-27T14:20:54+00:00 August 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments