Fernando Sulichin’s work as a film producer includes the critically acclaimed Bully (2002) by Larry Clark, Love Liza (2002) by director Todd Louiso, winner of best screenplay at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, Spun (2003) by Jonas Akerlund, Comandante (2003) and Looking for Fidel (2006), two documentaries directed by Oliver Stone that intimately portray Fidel Castro.
Sulichin also produced Oliver Stone’s Persona Non Grata (2003), which looks at the conflict in the Middle East, and also executive produced Alexander (2005). Sulichin also co-produced She Hate Me (2004) by director Spike Lee. He is currently working on film projects with directors such as Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, William Friedkin and David Lynch.
In 2004, Sulichin created Central Films, a company based in Paris, through which he produced Mary, (2005) (Winner of the Venice Film Festival) directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Juliette Binoche, and also co-produced the multi-nominated and Oscar-winning Babel (2006), directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Additionally, throughout his career, Sulichin produced numerous commercials and documentaries with directors and actors such as Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Tony Scott, Marlon Brando, Leonardo Di Caprio, Chris Cunninham and Sean Connery.
Sulichin has been a judge at numerous festivals, including the Venice Film Festival, where he acted as president of the selection committee for film shorts, the Gijón Film Festival in Spain and the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Festival in Texas, USA. He participated in the rebranding and communications campaigns for different European companies like Telecom Italia, Orange Telecom and Citroën.
Due to his great interest in the promotion of international cinema, since 2001 Fernando Sulichin has been an active member of the Film Foundation, an institution created by Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola and Woody Allen, whose mission is to recover and secure historical and current films, in order to conserve them as representatives of the national heritage of their country of origin.
Moreover, Sulichin acts as a director of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, a humanitarian organization dedicated to assuring the education of the South African youth, regardless of race or status.
He has also traveled the world with Sean Penn who chronicled their trip across the Caribbean in search of a better understanding of the area’s regional leaders for an article published in The Nation.
Sulichin was born in Argentina. In 1990, he ran the Short Circuit, a festival held in Paris that celebrates the achievements of film students at NYU. There he met Spike Lee, for whom he began to work as an associate producer on Malcolm X and with whom he went to South Africa to work on a documentary on Nelson Mandela, and The Addiction (1995), directed by Abel Ferrara.
Sulichin divides his time between Los Angeles and Paris, although he returns to Argentina at least once a year.