The Filmmaker


Stephanie Saxemard is a Martinican documentary film director, cinematographer, editor, and producer with a solid background in political science.

She is the co-founder of Creativ Sün Films, a Martinique-based impact film production company. After an MRes in International Cooperation from the Université des Antilles and an MA in Human Rights from the University of London, she worked as a researcher, analyst, and project coordinator in nonprofit organisations. 

Since 2015, Stephanie has focused on documenting the contemporary Caribbean and she has directed and produced several independent nonfiction shorts. Her cinema vérité explores the themes of identity, migration, and environment through intimate character-driven storytelling.

She is a Tribeca Film Institute 2019 alumni and Caribbean Film Academy 2021 fellow.

She also produces Film & Impact, a podcast featuring documentary filmmakers using film to drive change.










IDFA, Tribeca Film Institute, and RYOT Films announce finalists for IF/Then Global Pitch at IDFA 2019

Finalists named in Tribeca Film Institute, RYOT Films, IDFA climate change short doc pitch contest (exclusive)

Yole is available in VOD!

The Sea Between Us premiered in Martinique at Tropiques Atrium Scène Nationale

Stéphanie Saxémard gets real about Hurricane Maria documentary

Yole screened at London-based Women of The Lens Film festival

Yole programmed at Poland-based Sport Film Festival

Le documentaire Yole continue son tour du monde

La yole entame son tour du monde avec ce documentaire

Documentaire YOLE: 3 jours pour plaire !