Untitled Original Documentary for Netflix (2019)
In Post-Production

Directed and produced by Michele Ohayon

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I AM HUMAN (2019) - Consulting Producer: Michèle Ohayon
A documentary featured co-directed and co-produced by Taryn Southern, Elena Gaby; edited by Cody Rogowski and Wyatt Rogowski.

What it means to be human will soon be drastically altered with advancements in neurotechnology, leading to an incomprehensible cohesion between man and machine. I AM HUMAN offers a glimpse of what this technical evolution entails, following three individuals with neurological disorders.

  • Tribeca Film Festival 2019


THE MOTHER OF BEAUTY (2018) - Co-produced by Michèle Ohayon
A documentary feature directed by Frank van Osch, produced by Niekie Kleintjens.

Emmeline Snively was a "Mother of Beauty" for hundreds of international models in the 40's and 50's. Against this rich backdrop, the film explains how iconic beauty was created and how it shaped the face of Hollywood.

  • Aired on NPO2 Netherlands / MAX on January 16, 2019

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CNN’s BELIEVER (2017) - Supervising Producer: Michèle Ohayon
A six-part spiritual adventure documentary series hosted by Reza Aslan. Executive Producers are Liz Bronstein and Andy Robertson. Aired March 2017 on CNN. Michele Ohayon was Supervising Producer on the Israel episode.

Airing IN MARCH 2017 on CNN

Airing IN MARCH 2017 on CNN

CRISTINA (2016) - Directed, Produced and shot by Michèle Ohayon
A 40 min documentary edited by Kate Amend, ACE, Elizabeth Cirillo, music by Miriam Cutler. Digital distributor: Netflix.

An intimate journey of a 37 year old Cristina, as fate brings to her life both a new love and an unbeatable challenge.

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100 YEARS (2016) - Produced by Michèle Ohayon and Melinda Janko
A documentary feature directed by Melinda Janko, edited by Edgar Burcksen, additional editing by Pat McMahon, music by Nicholas Pike. Streaming on Netflix; aired on PBS America Reframed.

The story of Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Indian, wife, mother, rancher and banker who discovered billions of dollars missing from the government managed trust accounts belonging to 300,000 Native Americans, she took action.

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  • BIG SKY AWARD - Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017

  • FINALIST, Silver Gavel Awards - American Bar Association


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POWER (ongoing) - Co-directed and produced by Michèle Ohayon
A documentary feature produced by Mark David and Michèle Ohayon. Directed by Alexis Spraic, co-directed by Michèle Ohayon. Edited by Morgan Hanner and Edward Osei-Gyimah, Music by Richard Horowitz. Song by Angelique Kidjo.

Exquisitely shot in 10 countries, the film shows how energy is the through-line connecting a small village in Uganda with a big Russian empire.


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Executive Produced by Michèle Ohayon
A documentary feature directed by Henrique Cymerman and Erez Miller, produced by Gidi Avivi, edited by Erez Miller.

David Broza, an Israeli singer-songwriter, sets out to open dialog between the Israelis and Palestinians through music.

  • Streaming on Netflix



WOMAN IGNITED (2018) - a four-week online course teaching women to reclaim their body and life with S-Factor founder Sheila Kelley.

Cinematography & Editing by Sebastian Heinrich.

Official Website


BEYOND STRENGTH (2015) - a documentary feature about a group of Filipino children living, learning and growing together in a Children’s Home in Metro Manila.  The film follows the journey of one young man, Daniel San Jose, who willingly shares his story in the hopes that it will inspire action in others and shed light on the desperate plight of some 250,000 children living in the streets of Manila, Philippines.

Official Website


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SOLAR ROADWAYS (2012) - Directed and Produced by Michèle Ohayon
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles?

  • Tribeca Film Festival, Shefield Film Festival, Big Eddy Film Festival, Madeira Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Anchorage Film Festival

  • Participant in Google X talks

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S.O.S. (2010) - Directed and Produced by Michèle Ohayon
From award-winning director Michele Ohayon, S.O.S. looks at counter terrorism around the world, bringing new strategies to avoid future failures. S.O.S is a timely eye-opener, as it brings to the surface hidden threats that must be addressed immediately to make sure governments put past experience to work in the service of a safer future.

  • Berlin Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Bergen International Film Festival, London Open City Docu Festival, MoMa NYC

  • IDA Docu Week - Theatrical Showcase August-September 2011

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STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME (2007) - Directed and Produced by Michèle Ohayon

  • Audience Award - Sonoma Film Festival

  • Chairman of Yad Vashem Award, Jerusalem Film Festival 2007

  • Spirit of Anne Frank Honoree – Anne Frank Center USA

  • IDA Nominee, ABC/Video Source Award 2007

  • Streaming on Netflix

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COWBOY DEL AMOR (2005) - Directed and Produced by Michèle Ohayon

  • SXSW Jury and Audience Award

  • Best Documentary Feature – Santa Fe Film Festival

  • Best Documentary Screenplay – Writer’s Guild of America Award nominee

  • Filmmaker Award – Durango Int’l Film Festival

  • Best Documentary Cinefest, San Antonio


COLORS STRAIGHT UP (1997) - Directed and Produced by Michèle Ohayon

  • Academy Award Nominee - Best Feature Documentary

  • DGA Nominee – Outstanding Directorial Achievement

  • Spirit Award Nominee (IFP)

  • Cine Golden Eagle Award -“Truer than Life” – Golden Gate Award

  • Golden Spire for the Arts – SF Film Festival

  • Silver Plaque – Chicago International Film Festival

  • Audience Award and Special Jury Award -Hamptons Film Festival.

  • National Black Programming Consortium Awards (2)

  • Silver Medal – New York Festivals

  • Golden Apple – Educational Media Network

  • Council On Foundation Award

  • Women in Motion Award

  • Best Documentary – Savannah Film Festival

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IT WAS A WONDERFUL LIFE (1992) - Directed and Produced by Michèle Ohayon

  • Gold Award - Houston Film Festival

  • Special Jury Mention – Amsterdam Film Festival

  • Distinguished Award Nominee – IDA

  • Best Documentary Nominee – Hawaii Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Berlin Film Festival