Jean-Marc Abela

2014 3rd Runner Up
Real Food Films

A self-taught documentary filmmaker with 15 years experience Jean-Marc works as a freelance director/cinematographer. He has completed two independent feature documentaries. In “Shugendô Now” he explores man’s relationship to nature through the experiences of Japanese tradition of Shugendô. In “Diversidad” he follows a group of young adults who embark on a journey to discover their relationship to the food they eat. Jean-Marc has a deep passion for Permaculture and has created several short films on the subject and also teaches workshops on the permaculture design process. His third film currently in development is about “Emergence and Living Systems.”


  • The Gift

    Canadian Dan Jason is a pioneer in seed farming who shares his vision of the bounty of nature in this poetically shot short.