Meet the Program Director

  • Daniel Gaucher
    Professor and Global BFA Program Director in Film Art
    daniel_gaucher@emerson.edu
    Department Visual & Media Arts

    Daniel Gaucher serves as director of the Global BFA in Film Art. He is an accomplished television editor and documentary producer who has two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked in the Boston, New York, and Los Angeles markets for both broadcast and cablecast outlets. With his professional achievements as an editor and producer, Gaucher brings a broad knowledge of all aspects of production to the wide range of projects and institutions with which he works. 

Meet the Chair of Film Arts

  • Harald Hutter
    Chair of Film Art

    Harald Hutter is a Paris based, award winning filmmaker. His last short film “Hôtel de la Comète” screened at the London Short Film Festival, Landau Film Festival in Germany and more recently the Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux. His previous short film “Léthé” won Best Experimental Short Film at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best Experimental Short Film at the Aesthetica Film Festival and was nominated by the British Council for Best British Short Film at LSFF. Harald recently shot his first feature film which will enter the festival circuit in 2020.

    Harald holds a BA in Art History from Concordia University (Canada) and an MA in Film Theory from University College London (U.K). Harald has taught at the Sorbonne and Paris Descartes.

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Paris College of Art Faculty: Studio

  • Alexis Niki
    Adjunct Faculty

    Alexis Niki is a Paris-based storyteller and a Narrative Leadership Coach (WPCC, ACC). With a background in screenwriting, Alexis worked as a story consultant in independent film production before bringing her story skills to the nonprofit and business worlds. Through her consultancy StoryNova, Alexis helps leaders define their most powerful stories and activate futures of hope over fear.

    In addition to her client work, Alexis continues to explore new frontiers in the application of storytelling, designing programs in leadership, cultural transformation, strategic storytelling, and future visioning with collaborators in Japan and Los Angeles, and developing her own online courses.

    A New Yorker by birth, Alexis has lived more than half her life in multiple European countries. Each encounter with a new culture challenged her sense of belonging and encouraged her to script her own path. Similarly, Alexis teaches her filmmaking and MA/MFA students to take charge of their own stories as they navigate the world in this era of transformation.

    paris.edu/faculty/niki-alexis

  • Harald Hutter
    Chair of Film Art

    Harald Hutter is a Paris based, award-winning filmmaker. His last short film “Hôtel de la Comète” screened at the London Short Film Festival, Landau Film Festival in Germany and more recently the Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux. His previous short film “Léthé” won Best Experimental Short Film at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best Experimental Short Film at the Aesthetica Film Festival and was nominated by the British Council for Best British Short Film at LSFF. Harald recently shot his first feature film which will enter the festival circuit in 2020.

    paris.edu/faculty/hutter-harald

  • Tamara Rosenblum
    Adjunct Faculty

    Tamara Rosenblum is an American artist working in video and photography currently based in Paris. Her central inquiries include the shapes our parent’s bodies made when they took care of us, the archetypes that are tentpoles of mother and father, and the performance of hero myths.

    paris.edu/faculty/rosenblum-tamara

  • Christopher Manning
    Adjunct Faculty

    Christopher Manning is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. His films have received multiple nominations and awards, screened at over 75 festivals worldwide and garnered millions of views online.

    Festival selections include BFI London Film Festival, Encounters, Uppsala, London Short Film Festival, Frameline, Outfest, Queer Lisboa, and BFI Flare, among many others.

    In 2017, he was selected for the BFI and British Council's FiveFilms4Freedom campaign. A new short entitled NOWHERE, which was commissioned by the BFI and British Council and co-produced by Cannes-winning production company Majdal Films, is due for release in 2020-21. His shorts are distributed by UK-based Peccadillo Pictures.

    Christopher holds a B.A. in History from Columbia University in New York and an M.A.in Filmmaking from the London Film School. He is a BFI NetworkxBAFTA Crew scheme participant, and an Alumnus of the Telluride Film Festival's Student Symposium.

    His debut feature is in development.

    csmanning.com

  • Ludwik Pruszkowski
    Adjunct Faculty

    Ludwik Pruszkowski is a Director of Photography. He graduated from the Łódź Film School in the Cinematography Department. During his studies he started working extensively with 35mm film. He cooperated with Caroline Champetier on documentary projects and features as her assistant. He works regularly with Monika Lenczewska on commercial and feature projects.

    He speaks Polish, English and French fluently, he often works on international productions in Poland and Paris. He has worked as Director of Photography on numerous music videos, commercials as well as a short films, feature films and documentaries.

    ludwikpruszkowski.com

Paris College of Art Faculty: Liberal Studies

  • Hiie Saumaa
    Adjunct Faculty

    Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York City, 2014. Dissertation: “Meditative Modernism: Tuning the Mind in British Literature, 1890-1940.” Sarah Cole, Brent Hayes Edwards, Marianne Hirsch (committee); M.A. in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia, 2008. Coursework toward Ph.D. in English, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005-07. Phi Kappa Phi.; M.Ed. in English Education, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2005. Lambda Iota Tau. M.A. and B.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Tartu, Estonia, 2005, 2003. Diploma cum laude. Certifications in dance and movement education (Nia, BodyLogos, JourneyDance, Pilates, Nutrition, Group Exercise), 2005-15; Diploma in music: major in flute, minor in orchestral conducting. Heino Eller Music School, Tartu, Estonia, 2001.

    paris.edu/faculty/saumaa-hiie