Private Project

The Seacrets

A scientific expedition to the Caribbean is exploring one of the planet's last coral paradises where the ecosystem has been saved from the global degeneration of the oceans: the Jardines de la Reina, archipelago in Cuba. During a stop-over at la Havana, Johanna, one of the crew members, gets separated from the group on a hot Cuban night. The yacht sets sail without her and she finds herself alone, with no passport, money or phone. She meets Lola, a beautiful and mysterious American woman.
The two young women hit the road to try to catch up with the expedition that's following the coastline. They cross the island where time seems to have stopped sometime in the 50s, stumbling on encounters and surprises along the way.
Johanna seems to be “accompanied” by another presence with whom she shares a terrible secret. Is she just schizophrenic or blessed with supernatural powers that can cause hurricanes, floods and chaos...?

  • philippe azoulay siritzky
    Alert in Antarctica, the Photograpic Adventure, La rencontre
  • philippe azoulay siritzky
    Alert in Antarctica, the Photograpic Adventure, La rencontre
  • Claude Lelouch, Luc Hardy
    A man and a woman, Les miserables, les uns et les autres, Happy New Year, Money money money, the crook...
  • Captain Paul Watson
    Key Cast
    "the narrator"
    The cove, Defend, Conserve, Protect, Watson, Ocean Warriors, at the edge of the world,
  • Mylene Mackay
    Key Cast
    "The sister"
    Nelly, Endorphine, L'age adulte
  • Carlos Enrique Almirente
    Key Cast
    "The Havana Playboy"
    Fátima o el Parque de la Fraternidad, Madrigal, El regresso
  • Sarah Roa
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, fantastic, environmental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    400,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, French, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - philippe azoulay siritzky

As an independent filmmaker, Philippe Azoulay-Siritzky founded Rosebud Productions then Az you like films. He is also an environmentalist who actively took part in movements such as “One Billion rising”,”Summit of Consciences”, “24hrs meditation for the oceans” and more…
He directed honored short and medium films. He has also produced and directed more than sixty hours documentaries, broadcast worldwide, and variously awarded. He also directed various music videos and photographed music bands on tour.
Lately he is finishing a 7 years production of a documentary film called “shoot or die”.

THE PRESIDENT’S 80 MUSKETEERS Imbedded with the French President François Mitterrand’s secret service task force. A documentary thriller.

THE ENCOUNTER with G. Depardieu, V. Cassel, M. Bellucci, C. Cardinal, is an original 3 times episodes documentary. A creative shooting between fiction and reality, dream and truth. This exclusive program has been highly regarded for his singularity and the actors’ authenticity.

ALERT IN ANTARCTICA (1994) was one of the first Documentary-film to point out climate changes and ecological issues. Azoulay went to Antarctica and lived in a military camp in charge of supporting archaeologists from the “the Antarctic Institute”. On zone they face unexpected events.

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE a ten-episode documentary series. Acclaimed photographers, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, Brassaï, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Jean-Loup Sieff, Sebastiao Salgado, Capa, Helmutt Newton, and many others joined Philippe's journey into photography. The documentary collection has been worldly broadcast and is still showed in many main museums or exhibitions such as the Irving Penn's one.

LIMELIGHT is another documentary series, a journey into cinema actors and film directors. A 3 years season with 45 episodes with notorious actors such as John Malkovitch, Philiippe Noiret, Nathalie Baye, Charlotte Rampling,....

Some other documentaries (selected)

Short films.
THE GILLES DE LA TOURETTE SYNDROME. With Gilles Veber, Gilles Lébovici, Vincent Cassel and Phil Vite.
LOVE TO DEATH with Payam Madjelssi
THE LAST EPISODE with Bruno Solo, Gillles Lebovici, Philippe Azoulay.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

Distract and inform. "The Seacrets" is a new kind of docudrama, a politically-motivated film, mixing reality and fiction, mythologies and facts, science and poetry. The film is dedicated to the ocean and his harmonious marine ecosystem major importance. Because fiction and particularly genre movies may reach a larger (especially teenagers) audience than documentary films usually do, we developed and produced this film, but also a real scientific expedition. In fact, the expedition is an authentic one, composed with some of the most "top dogs" corals reefs' specialists. This will allow us to offer the audience another opportunity to know and understand, what is really at risk and the crucial potentials that oceans and corals reefs offer to humanity and many other species... We also intend to demonstrate that supposed predators can leave in perfect harmony with rest of marines ecosystems "participants", men included, as long as we respect them to... Our goal is do show to the largest audience possible an "meaningful" and "serviceable" entertaining film calling for a bigger and better harmony living with nature and all species sharing this amazing planet earth. The scientific exp' results (resulting from the film's exp) will be accessible (open-source) to all scientists and Universities studying groups.