The Attic was born in 2009 when three film school colleagues (companions) decided to create a space where they can create and produce their multi-disciplinary projects and ideas, that had until then been put on the side in drawers.
Soon, this boutique production company was collaborating with different artists and allies to bring to the light their projects, from feature films, documentaries, short films, animations to other formats like concerts, theater and visual formations in the various aspects of creation and production.
Jana Wehbe studied filmmaking at Universite Saint Joseph in Beirut and oriental modern singing at the Lebanese National High Conservatory. Jana debut producing career started with 2 1⁄2 winner of FIPRESCI Award at DIFF 2010. She went on producing feature documentaries and fiction films along with line-producing several co-productions. In 2009, she co-founded ‘The Attic’ production boutique with like-minded film professionals. In 2011, Jana joined the Doha Film Institute as part of the institute’s annual festivals team. She also served as professor teaching producing academically and acted as the Arab Film Institute’s representative in Lebanon. In addition to her expertise in music artist management, Jana has been diversifying her interests and is bringing productions to theater and musical stages. Jana was recently selected amongst 4 other Arab female filmmakers to receive the 1st AFAC-Netflix Equity fund. She is currently REEF Festival Executive director (Rural Encounters on Environment and Films).
Elie is a writer - director and cinematographer with more than 15 years of experience. He went to film school in Lebanon (IESAV) and Belgium (INSAS).
He directed his debut short film in 2010 "2 1/2" that won the FIPRESCI at the Dubai Film Festival, and followed with two short films "Ice" (2013) and "Revoltango" (2014).
In 2018, Elie wrote and directed "Anti- Personnel" a theatrical play that toured several cities and participated in JTC-Journées Théatrales de Carthage in Tunisia.
His Debut feature documentary " Beirut Terminus" won the best non fiction film award at the Cairo International Film Festival in 2019.
In parrallel, Elie Collaborates with other filmmakers on their projects from script to screen , creates, writes and develops Tv- series ( limited and seasonal)
Lama Sawaya Graduated with a bachelor of arts in cinema in 2008 and a masters in cinema research in 2014 both from the Université Saint Joseph IESAV Beirut.
She has been working as a sound editor since 2009 and as a re-recording mixer since 2019.
Lama has worked on various projects from documentaries to feature and short films with regional and international filmmakers.
Her filmography includes the features The Valley (Ghassan Salhab, fiction, Lebanon,
2014), Nearby Sky (Nujoom Al-Ghanem, documentary, UAE, 2014), This Little
Father Obsession (Selim Mourad, documentary, Lebanon, 2016) and Room for a
Man (Anthony Chidiac, documentary, Lebanon, 2017).
As to the shorts, she has worked on Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow, (Fadi ‘The
Fdz’ Baki, Lebanon, 2017), Cargo (Karim Rahbani, Lebanon, 2017) Bonbone
(Rakan Mayasi, Palestine, 2017) to name a few.