YPR Films is an independant Film Company created in 2010 by Yanillys Perez.
The purpose of the Company is to produce a variety of short films, documentaries and feature films in the Dominican Republic and France.
The Company is based in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).
Yanillys Pérez is a Venezuelan - Dominican Director/writer/Actress. She started her acting career in Santo Domingo, studying in “Bellas Artes”. She then continued her acting studies in London, New York and Paris. Her experience as an actress, her passion for cinema and her eagerness helped her to approach filmmaking.
In 2014, Yanillys Pérez writes, produces and directs “TECHOS ROTOS” (“Broken Ceilings”), a short film made in the Dominican Republic with a French co-production. “Techos Rotos” was the first Dominican Republic short film to be selected Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2014.
This short leads her to different international film festivals during the years 2014 and 2015. “Techos Rotos” different international and national awards: Best Short Flm, Young Jury Price and Trophe FEMI at Guadalupe Film Fetsival FEMI 2015.
Also best short film in diferent festivals in the Dominican Republic. Won special mention in : Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Curta Cinema in Brasil 2014. NEFIAC New England Festival of Ibero América Cinema – New Haven, USA 2014. Cortos Luz y Movimiento New York, USA 2014.
The film travels to different international Film festivals: Tampere Film Festival, Montreal international, Cannes Short film Corner Film Festival and others. In 2013 her short film “Del Otro Lado” wins Best Short Film, Best Screenplay and Best Poster at the Women’s Short Films Festival 2013.
At present, she’s is in the post-production of her first feature documentary “Esperanzas de Cartón” Winner of IBERMEDIA grant. She is also developing her first feature Narrative.
Thibaud Billiard. is a French independent Producer, he started his career in the Finance area to slowly move to produce films. In 2011 Thibaud produced a short film called “Del Otro Lado” (“On The Other Side”) This short won three awards and has led him to different international film festivals during the years 2012 and 2013.
The film was shot in the Dominican Republic with French investment . In 2013, Thibaud produced a short film "Techos Rotos" winner of the FONPROCINE 2012."Techos Rotos" was selected in the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2014 and first time Dominican Republic short film to be selected in this prestigious Film Festival.
Currently Thibaud is in the Post-Production of the documentary "JEFFREY" (Cardboard Hopes) winner of IBERMEDIA for his development and a feature film "Celeste y Luna".
For 2015 Thibaud is preparing himself to Produce Yanillys Perez first feature film.