A trilingual graduate of the Journalism and Communication School of Marseille in France, David Fabrega emigrates to Canada where he founds Conteur d’images Productions. As an independent and versatile filmmaker – all at once producer,  director, cameraman and film editor – he creates international documentary films about inspiring individuals involved in society changes. He also directs creative workshops in educational institutions and makes photographic editorials. In 2017, he got an industrial patent for a camera lens controller, the Fingazoom.

His first feature film – Biodiversity: an odyssey – has been released on television at TV5 Monde and Science & Vie TV. Recommended by the United Nations, the film shows how local communities in 10 different countries have developed innovative solutions to preserve biodiversity. In 2016, his second feature film about the return of the Cuban diaspora – Return to Cuba – was part of the official selection at the Africa World Documentary Film Festival (USA) and the Latin America Film Festival of Montreal (Canada). His short documentary directed in Vietnam – Little Big Leaf – is broadcast on the first Canadian TV channel, CBC Short Docs.

His photography is featured in popular newspapers and magazines such as GEO, Photo Life, Le Devoir, L’actualité and Urbania.

Little Big Leaf

04 minutes | DAVID FABREGA  | 2017

Phu Dinh Van runs a little coffee shop in Hanoi. Though physically small, he has big dreams: to study in Canada, become an English teacher and return to Vietnam to open a school for dwarves and people with disabilities.

Broadcasted on the first Canadian TV channel CBC.

Return to Cuba

78 minutes | DAVID FABREGA | 2016   Return to Cuba (2016) on IMDb 

After 18 years living in Italy, Barbara Ramos returns to live in Cuba. In the town of Santa Clara, she discovers through the projects of family and friends what has changed in Cuba but also what has not and will likely never change. Shot over a period of three years – the time it took Barbara to build her dream house – RETURN TO CUBA chronicles her life after Fidel Castro era, in the wake of liberal reforms and the reconciliation with the United States of America. A light-hearted yet energetic movie positively demonstrating that finding happiness is possible again in today’s Cuba!

★★★ RETURN TO CUBA paints an insightful insider’s view of the country, unlike the plethora of quaint travelogues or the oft-clichéd political analyses usually emanating from the country.” Full review by Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette.

Now available now in:

DVD (with English and French subtitles)

Digital download and HD streaming

Amazon Video On Demand (USA, UK, Japan, Germany)

Educational Licence for public viewing

Biodiversity: an odyssey

52 minutes | DAVID FABREGA AND DAVID AIMÉ | 2013

To celebrate the 2011-2020 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, one filmmaker and one environmentalist traveled to 10 countries in 300 days in order to discover the most innovative solutions implemented by the peoples of the world to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. An eco-friendly educational journey through the Amazon, the Arabian desert, the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, this inspiring film shows us that, with just a little bit of effort and faith in our goals, we can do anything!

“This journey, so respectful of cultures and people, transports us to a dimension where humanity is central to the solution, an active player in ecological reality, and touched to the core by the responsibility.” – Sonya Ouellette, Lafontaine Academy after a public viewing in Saint-Jérôme (Canada).

Now available in:

‣ DVD (with English or French audio)

Digital download and HD streaming

Amazon Video On Demand (USA, UK, Japan, Germany)

‣ Educational Licence for public viewing
(with a presentation in your school)