Writer/Director – Mariette Monpierre
Producer – Jane Applegate

Katia Inamo


Natalia Elizabeth


Yaya Williams


Jacinth Sutphin


Francois Angoston


Other cast

Jason – Gibrey Allen
Mrs. Brown – Deborah Napier
Receptionist – Laura Arten
Isabelle’s mother – Lydia Darley


Associate producer – Lisa Resnik
Line producer – Sam Knowles
Director of Photography – Joe Foley
Casting director – Destiny Lilly
Associate casting director – Sabina Maschi
BTS/DP – Margaux Dupont
1st AC – Guy Morgan
2nd AC – Maria Panina
Gaffers – Atsushi Takaoka, Alan Maxwell
Sound recordists – John Steadwell, Robert La Rosa, Gautam Choudhury
Boom operator – James Rockford
Key grip - Chris Clark
Best boy grip – Raphael Hernandez
Best boy electric - Dan Fethke, Kristin Murphy Swing/driver – Butch Savage
Casting associate – Sabina Maschi
Production assistants – Phil Prinzivalli, Vicky Weisheit, Maddie Roberts, Sola Fashun, Marissa Kelton
Art director – Mary Jo Bono
Set dresser – Christine Lozano
Wardrobe designer – Sofija Mesicek
Locations manager – Octavia Pride
Wardrobe assistant – Samantha Stevenson


About the director

From the beaches of Guadeloupe to the bright lights of the Big Apple, Mariette Monpierre is a rising star in the film industry. She earned her Masters in Media and Languages from the Paris Sorbonne University & Smith College. She began her career at BBDO Advertising producing commercials for Pepsi, Visa, Gillette & FedEx. Her portfolio includes music videos, documentaries and films. Her first feature “ELZA” was the NY Times Critics’ Pick and won the BAFTA/PAFF award in LA; the Paul Robeson Award at FESPACO 2013; Best Narrative at Roxbury and at The Greater Cleveland Urban film festivals. ELZA was screened at Caribbean Tales in 2014 and was the official selection in about 40 film festivals.