Sylvie Rokab is an Emmy nominated, award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 years experience as a producer, director, cinematographer, editor and writer in film and television. She is the founder of In the Light Productions, a film production company committed to creating conscious films that entertain, educate and inspire.
Sylvie started her career editing shows for HBO and Comedy Central and later moved on to serve as a director of photography on several projects for PBS and the Travel Channel, where she was able to creatively express her intense passion for nature. Most recently, Rokab directed, wrote, and line-produced the award-winning documentary series "House of Babies," which aired on Discovery Health Channel for four years. Rokab also produced and directed "Innermotion," an award-winning feature documentary on sexual abuse, described by critics as "gripping," "earnest" and "brave".
Committed to giving back, Sylvie has lent her talents as a writer and director to award-winning PSAs which aired onCNN, MSNBC, and FOX as well as ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates. In 2009, she received an Emmy nomination for "A Life Back," a PSA on addiction recovery.
Sylvie has been a recipient of numerous foundation and government grants and has earned Telly, Aurora, and Communicator Awards among others. She holds an M.A. from Barry University and studied film production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Sylvie currently resides in Los Angeles, having made the U.S. her home for 27 years. Raised by French and Italian parents born in Egypt, she is fluent in five languages and a worldwide traveler. Thanks to her eclectic, multi-cultural background, Sylvie embraces universality in her filmmaking and seeks to inspire a global audience.