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Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story

Directed by Frederic Lumiere

Documentary Short
USA | 18 minutes | 2015

With just a few months left to live, Michele Baldwin broke a world record and started a movement that would save the life of another woman years later in the highest place on earth: the Himalayas.

Lady Ganga: Nilza's Story

Lady Ganga: Nilza's Story - Frederic Lumiere

Frederic Lumiere

Frederic Lumiere is an award winning Producer, director, editor, published author and President of Lumiere Media, Inc., a film and television production company based in Doylestown, PA.

Frederic’s first feature film directing credit, the indie drama Tomorrow is Today (2006), starred Scout Taylor-Compton and won 13 awards including a Director’s Discovery Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film was picked up by Cinemax and shown to a worldwide audience.

Frederic then directed (and edited) four documentaries for various television networks. The Knights of Columbus (2008 – PBS), about the Catholic fraternal society founded in America; Father McGivney (2008 – PBS), a biography on the founder of the Knights of Columbus; 70’s Fever – “The Me Generation” (2009 – History Channel), a two hour special on the seventies narrated by David Cassidy; The Secrets of Fatima (2009 – Hist Int’l), retracing the 1917 apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three young shepherds in Portugal and the miracles that followed.

Frederic then produced, directed and edited the © Emmy Award winning series WWII in HD (2009), narrated by Gary Sinise. The series received critical acclaim from worldwide critics. The LA Times called it “Masterful”. Monsters & Critics “Astounding!” It featured voices from Justin Bartha, Ron Livingston, Rob Lowe, Amy Smart, Steve Zahn, Josh Lucas and LL Cool J.

In 2011, Frederic executive produced and edited The Wereth Eleven (2011), retracing the steps of eleven black GI’s whose murder by the SS during the Battle of the Bulge was never prosecuted, for which he received a nomination from the Hollywood Post Alliance for Outstanding Editing for Television. The Emmy nominated film and GI Film Festival winner started a chain of events, which resulted in legislation being passed by the United States Congress providing official recognition of the massacre of the 11 African-American soldiers.

Frederic then directed and edited Normandy’s 100 Days (2013), a one of a kind film experience projected on 9 screens in a 360-degree theater for visitors 16 times a day and RAW WAR: The Lost Film of Dak To (2014 – Discovery AHC), a Vietnam War special which rated as the best original premiere in the network’s history (Military Channel/AHC).

In June 2014 Frederic’s new film Sacrifice (TF1, National Geographic), a retelling of D-Day through personal stories with archival footage brought back to color, premiered globally in 171 countries and 45 languages to commemorate the event’s 70th Anniversary. Sacrifice rated as the #1 television show on French television in primetime on the eve of the 70th Anniversary celebration and #3 documentary in the world in 2014 (study conducted by The Wit.)

Frederic also co-authored a book called “Sacrifice” based on the film. Acropole publishes it.

Frederic is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.

Film Information

Director: Frederic Lumiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 18 min


Producers: Cheryl Staurulakis
Writer: Mark Hefti
Key Cast:  Michele Baldwin 

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