Rotterdam Lab

Youmi Haefelin-Roch

Youmi grew up in Geneva, Switzerland and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Ecole hotelier de Lausanne. She is based between New York and Geneva. She has produced two shorts by Kevin Haefelin which were invited to ten Oscar-qualifying international film festivals and is part of the Swiss Film Academy. She's currently working on a TV series as a writer/producer and is developing her first feature.

Kumoshika Productions  Switzerland

Founded in 2020 by Youmi and Kevin Haefelin, Kumoshika is an independent production company working between Geneva and New York. It develops artistic, thought-provoking projects through film, documentaries, TV and digital platforms for international appeal. Looking for bold new talents, the company is dedicated to groundbreaking storytelling, visionary world-building and unpacking contemporary social issues.


Projects in development

Pufferfish by Kevin Haefelin-narrative (feature)

Chocos (TV series)

Title TBD by Livia Ohihoin (experimental short)


Projects in post-production

Harete Joubutsu by Kevin Haefelin (short)


Released films

Trumpet by Kevin Haefelin (short)

The Fuse by Kevin Haefelin (short)

Youmi Haefelin-Roch

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2023

See the names of the emerging producers joining us for the Rotterdam Lab 2023.