Founder and president of Big Time PR & Marketing Sylvia Desrochers have worked with lauded filmmakers such as Academy Award winners John Ridley, Freida Mock, James Moll, Sofia Coppola, Curtis Hanson, and Alfonso Cuaron – as well as Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, Kim Peirce, Mira Nair, and Philip Kaufman.
She has a deep commitment to bringing truly independent feature films and documentaries to the theatrical market, with successful campaigns for John Ridley’s Let It Fall, Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo and The We and the I, Hal Hartley’s Ned Rifle, Academy Award nominees Omar and War Witch, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Kids For Cash, India’s Daughter, Iraqi Odyssey, Sneakerheadz, and Showrunners.
In addition to theatrical and awards campaigns, Desrochers has represented important films at Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, AFI, Los Angeles Film Festival, and many more, which have gone on to theatrical distribution, including: Pick of the Litter, Anita, NUTS!, City of Gold, Don’t Look Down, Accidental Courtesy, The Last Man on the Moon, A Space Program, Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, and Drunktown’s Finest.
Corporate clients include Loyola Marymount’s School of Film and Television, Slamdance Film Festival, Anna Deavere Smith’s The Pipeline Project, The Ford Foundation, Vimeo, Final Draft, The USC Scripter Awards, and The American Pavilion at Cannes.
She began her film career in 1999 at Bumble Ward & Associates where she worked on theatrical and awards campaigns for American Beauty, Wonder Boys, and Y Tu Mama Tambien, among others.