Emmanuelle Schick Garcia

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Emmanuelle Schick Garcia
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Emmanuelle Schick Garcia
NationalityCanadian, Spanish
Alma materUCLA (B.A. Art History, MFA Film Production),
UCLA (M.F.A. Film Production/Directing),
Université de Paris I/La Sorbonne (Master 2 Droit, économie et gestion de l'audiovisuel)
OccupationWriter, director, producer
Emmanuelle Schick Garcia, photo from On Mag interview December, 2013.
KSA Modelling Photo Emmanuelle Schick Garcia
KSA Modelling Photo Emmanuelle Schick Garcia

Emmanuelle Schick Garcia was born in the south of France to a Spanish mother and a Canadian father. At the age of three her family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she grew up. Her father, Doug Schick, was a professional rugby player who represented Canada in international competitions.[1]

Emmanuelle was a seven time Spanish Junior Swim Champion.[2] She was a world ranked swimmer at the age of fifteen and represented Spain at the 8 Nations Cup (1992) in Sweden and the European Junior Swimming Championships (1992) in England. She competed in the finals at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Spanish Olympic Trials for CN Ferca (Valencia), Real Canoe NC (Madrid) and Club Natacio Sabadell (Catalunya). In 1996, she was the Spanish Vice-Champion in the 200 IM and the bronze medalist in the 100 butterfly at the 1998 Spanish National Championships.

At eighteen, she earned a swimming scholarship to University of California, Los Angeles where she received a B.A. in Art History. During her time at UCLA she was also a student-athlete activist[3] and a journalist for the Daily Bruin.

She was awarded "Outstanding UCLA Swimming Freshman" in 1996 and the UCLA swim team "Bruin Pride" award in 1998 and 1999.[4] She was ranked sixth all-time in the 200 IM and eighth in the 400 IM on UCLA's all-time best times in 1996,[5] and was the swim team co-captain in 1999.[6] She was the swimmer featured in the 2000 TAG Heuer link watch advertisements which appeared in Vogue Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Elle Magazine, among others.

In 2000, after being discovered by a Sports Illustrated photographer, she was signed to Kazarian, Spencer and Associates Modelling Agency in Los Angeles. That year she was the featured swimmer in theTAG Heurer Watch Campaign, photographed by Richard Burbridge.

She received a M.F.A. in film production (directing) at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where she was awarded the Motion Picture Association of America Award and the Mary Pickford Award for Excellence in documentary filmmaking. Her UCLA thesis film La Petite Morte won three film festival awards for Best Documentary [7] and one nomination for Best Documentary.[8]

Her films Cancer and A Safe Place were screened as official selections at Les Films du Monde, Montreal. She directed the 'making of' Richard Bohringer's C'est Beau Une Ville La Nuit, and 20 Ans Déjà with French rugby star Denis Charvet.[9] In 2009, she wrote, directed and coproduced (with Laila Tahhar) the feature-length documentary The Idiot Cycle which won the 2010 Green Report Award. She directed the music video El Lado Salvaje[10] for the Chilean band Wentru that appeared on MTV Latin America.

Juliana Hatfield writes about her meeting with Emmanuelle in her memoir "When I Grow Up" (refers to her as "Françoise").

She was the songwriter and musician of the Canadian experimental band Japanese Pop Songs who were named one of Vancouver's best unsigned bands in 2007.[11][12]

She has written articles in French and English for Slate,[13] Huffington Post[14] and The Advocate,[15] among other publications.


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  3. ^ Farmer, Sam (18 January 2001). "Union May Put Label on Colleges". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Award winnes" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". vimeo.com. Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Stemmelin, Pierre. "ON-TopModel Hdph #3 : Emmanuelle Schick Garcia". ON-mag.fr.
  13. ^ "Mariage pour tous: lettre ouverte à Christine Boutin". Slate.fr. 6 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Lettre ouverte à Christine Boutin: droit et mariage des homosexuels". Le Huffington Post. 7 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Op-ed: Why We Should Ditch the Sochi Olympics". www.advocate.com. 16 August 2013.