Jean-Yves Roubin started very soon as an executive producer, mainly for documentary and fiction features. In 2007, with 7 years of experience, he found Frakas Productions. His goal is to combine the development of major features with international coproductions. He aims at producing films that match the expectations of the market without denying cultural diversity, always casting a critical glance at our society. Associating with the Dardenne brothers and Tarantula Belgium, Frakas Productions cofounds Cinéfinance, a Tax Shelter raising company. Cinefinance was bought by Casa Kafka Pictures (intermediate company co-founded by the RTBF, Belgian television) and linked to Belfius Bank, one of the three most important Belgian banks. As an administrator of Universciné Belgium, Jean-Yves is a member of its direction board. He is also a member of the ACE network, of EAVE and was a member of the Belgian French Speaking National Film Center’s Film Selection Committee for 4 years. Jean-Yves is also the president of UPFF – the Belgian Producers’ Guild (French speaking part).
Jean-Yves Roubin’s latest productions and coproductions include Marta Bergman’s Alone At My Wedding; Lukas Dhont’s Girl (2018), Mati Diop’s Atlantics (2019) Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium (2019), Julia Ducournau’s Raw (2016), Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Daguerrotype. Michaël R. Roskam’s Racer and the Jail Bird, Jaume Balaguero’s Muse, Visar Morina’s Exil, Neasa Hardiman's Sea fever (2019), Jeremy Guez’s The Sound of Philadelphia.
After have shot Banu Akseki’s and Christophe Hermans’ first feature, Frakas Productions will shoot later this year : The Calendar, Patrick Ridremont’s horror movie, Titane, Julia Ducournau’s second feature and Inexorable, Fabrice du Welz’s new thriller.