-Who is Valérie Verseau?
One Woman, Many Hats! Valérie Verseau is the Founder and CEO of Planet Faith Entertainment, a multi-media content studio based in Los Angeles, whose primary focus right now is to produce Songs and Music Videos.
Prior to creating Planet Faith Entertainment, Valérie started her career as a photographer, working for more than a decade for the renowned Press Agency CORBIS SYGMA, in Paris, France. As a famed photographer, she spent most of her time on movie sets, working on numerous Award Winning Films, and directing shoots of many motion picture stars, in Europe, and in the US.
Her pictures have been sought after by leading publications, movie studios, and were utilized for movie posters. Along the way, Valérie studied dance, acting, music, screenwriting, and sound engineering, which lead her to eventually become a composer, a writer, a director and a producer.
Her goal with Planet Faith Entertainment is to produce Songs and Music Videos with uplifting messages for humanity, to inspire people to grow their self-esteem, and develop their full potential.
To embody that, Valérie created the concept “THE EYE VOICE”.
More than a single artist, “THE EYE VOICE” is a Family of Artists, produced by Planet Faith Entertainment. Each song and music video performed by “THE EYE VOICE” has, or can have a different artist. With “THE EYE VOICE”, the star of the show is the message of the song! Valérie is now producing a Rap Remix of “LOVE IS MY GUN”, with an upcoming rap Artist, and her and her team are developing its music video.
-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
I was raised in a family where it was all about making films. Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by Hollywood musicals, the association of dance, music and images.
When I was a teen, my stepfather became a famous writer/director so I was always in the presence of people taking about movies, and making movies!
To me, it was a natural way of living! When I became a photographer, working on movie sets also inspired me to take that next step. But what inspired me the most are the incredible stories you can live watching films, that you would never experiment in real life. Movies are a projection of our lives, but also a projection of our dreams and imagination onto a screen. It is a fabulous way to express and share visions about our world and the worlds we don’t see, the ones that only our imagination can create and translate to a human mind. That is why movies are such an extraordinary vehicle to spread messages, and bring to the world yet unknown universes.
-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?
Definitely. A great movie, as a great song or a great novel, can influence some people in the audience that will act upon what they have perceived, and will participate in making a change in the world.
-What would you change in the world?
If I had a magic wand, I would make sure that all wars come to an end, and that every human being can live beyond the “survival mode” of living. I would also make sure that all animals are treated with the utmost care, which is not the case on our planet, and that every human would have enough awareness to respect all forms of life.
-Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
I hope that people will still have enough passion to keep writing and making films, and enough courage to get them financed. The TV series and streaming platforms have taken such a huge place in the industry right now, and in the audience lives, that we might think that in a 100 years from now, there will be no movie theaters at all. But, the experience of going to the movies to watch an epic film in a great theatre is so magic and unique, that I think that there will always be some movies made and some movie theaters, and an audience for it! At least, we can dream about it!