Couzin Films is an independent film, television and digital media company based in Montreal. Founded in 1999 by Ziad Touma, Couzin Films' mandate is to develop and produce high quality content that combines cultural diversity, artistic achievement and commercial viability.
In 2015, Couzin Films premiered in Official Competition at Karlovy Vary international film festival François Péloquin’s first feature “Le bruit des arbres (The Sound of Trees)”, that won Best Emerging Director at Vancouver IFF. In 2013, Couzin Films produced “L’ange gardien (The
Guardian Angel)”, directed by Jean-Sébastien Lord and starring Guy Nadon and Marilyn Castonguay, that won the Gilles-Carle award for Best first or second feature film at the Quebec film awards where it was nominated for 2 acting awards, and was presented at the Shanghai
The company also produced the feature films “Adam’s Wall”, which was released in Fall 2008 and distributed internationally by Seville/E1, nominated at Prix Jutra; and in 2003, “Saved by the Belles” that was nominated for three Canadian Genie Awards.
In 2014, the company produced one of the first high-profile interactive transmedia series in Canada, “Le Judas (The Judas)” for radio-canada.ca, an award-winning ARG (Alternate Reality Game), winner of 2 Digi Awards and 4 Boomerang Awards for Best Interactive Series
and Best Online Game, also nominated at the Festival du nouveau cinema, Gala Numix and Prix Gémeaux for Best digital media project and Best Actress.
Currently, Couzin Films is in active development on over a dozen feature, television and interactive media projects, most of which have received development financing from the public and/or private sectors. Couzin Films is looking to finance its next projects in Canada and on the
international market, bringing its universal stories to worldwide audiences.