Georges Jiha Biography
Georges David Jiha was born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti where his parents owned three movie theaters.
During his early childhood, Georges spent most of his free time in the projection booths where he gathered scraps of film and regularly put together small slide shows for friends and family and while at it made sure everyone paid to see them.
His first show came about when he was only seven years old. At sixteen, he directed his first play. At seventeen, he was already a professional Disc Jockey. But his love and passion for movies ran so deep that after he graduated Haiti's top "Laureate" in the country's High School equivalent system called "Baccalaureat," he went to the University of Miami where he graduated with Honors earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Theater.
During his university years, Georges did not fail to get mentioned in the Miami Herald for having produced, directed and photographed some of the University's best student short films.
Life after the University became even more exciting:
From 1986 to 1989, Georges worked in various types of productions in different capacities: Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Unit Production Manager, Assistant Director, Assistant Casting Director, Director. The Productions ranged from Feature Films to Music Videos, Short Films, Commercials, Infomercials, Documentaries.
From 1990 to 1993, Georges founded and ran a small video distribution company called Filmbox, Inc. Because of the company's limited funding, George wore many hats. His duties there included: Purchasing, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
From 1993 to 2000 Georges founded and ran BAJI TRANSPORT, INC., a Florida Transportation Company, in order to take advantage of the tremendous need created by Hurricane Andrew. Even though year after year his fleet and customer base grew larger and larger, Georges' love for movies wouldn't go away.
So during those same years he founded Harvest Entertainment and began making short films for the Internet. In so doing he became first in the history of the Internet (as far as the information of the time can tell) to make original shorts for this then brand new medium. Thousands viewed his shorts and at times the servers would just crash.
Some of his shorts were THE BOOKSTORE SALESMAN (5 mins) - WOMEN OF GALILEE (15 mins) - WASP AKA NEIGHBORS (30 mins). But in February 2000, Georges sold his transportation company to concentrate on making feature length theatrical movies.
A SENSIBLE OBSESSION became his first feature which he wrote, produced, directed, shot, edited, did the production design and even wrote the lyrics for the movie's main theme.
Then, after a two-year hiatus, Georges is back with a feature length romantic comedy that is sure to get everyone laughing and falling in love (and of course talking, even gossiping).
This new film is CAFÉ AU LAIT (Byen Sikre, Papa)! And once again, Georges demonstrates his ability to juggle different hats.
He writes, directs, produces, shoots, edits, and even pens the lyrics and music to the original tune CAFÉ AU LAIT, Bien Sucre as arranged and interpreted by world famous Haitian musician DADOU PASQUET.