John L'Ecuyer

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John L'Ecuyer
Born (1966-11-15) November 15, 1966 (age 47)

John L'Ecuyer (born November 15, 1964, in Montreal) is a Canadian film and television director.


John L'Ecuyer studied at Ryerson University in Toronto, where his classmates included screenwriter Brad Abraham.

His first feature, Curtis's Charm (1995), was an adaptation of a Jim Carroll story. The film received a special jury citation as Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. L'Ecuyer's short film Use Once and Destroy (1995) also received a special jury citation at the festival, as Best Canadian Short Film.

L'Ecuyer's other feature film credits include Saint Jude (2000), and Le goût des jeunes filles (2004). He directed the TV movie In God's Country, a 2007 fiction film detailing the escape of a woman from a Mormon polygamous community and her adaptation to life in mainstream Canadian society. He is executive producer of The Limits (2007), a debut feature film by director Ben Mazzotta. Other selected TV Feature Credits as Director: Prom Queen, TAGGED: The Jonathon Wamback Story, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Murdoch Mysteries: Under The Dragons Tail (Film Version of TV series), as well as a feature chronicling the life of abortionist Henry Morgentaler. He has 6 credits for the A&E series Nero Wolfe starring Timothy Hutton.

His feature documentary, Confessions of a Rabid Dog, won Best Social Documentary at HotDocs.

His book UseOnceAndDestroy has been optioned several times and was originally published in 1998 by Gutter Press as a PAGES edition.[1]

His selected television work includes Queer as Folk, Live Through This, ReGenesis, Blue Murder, Traders and Cold Squad.

With over 100 hours of dramatic TV episodic work his most recent TV credits include Murdoch Mysteries (Multiple Seasons) for CBC and The Listener (2012) for CTV.

His TV film, The Riverbank (2012), premiered to 800 people at a three-cinema simulcast at Cinefest Film Festival 2012 as the opening night gala. It was first broadcast on The Movie Network in November 2012.

In 2012 L'Ecuyer was consulting on a feature documentary about the barefoot bandit.

John L'Ecuyer just completed 3 feature films for the Lifetime Network in 2013 and is in prep on a new Independent Feature RomCom entitled 'A Date With Misfortune' which is financed and set to prep in late April 2014.

L'Ecuyer is also signed onto the Italian/French/Canadian co-pro for 2015 (Working Title: They Wanted A Boy) with Execs Max Bruhle (Italy) and Production Company -- Cinesois in Paris. Initial script development was just completed in Montreal in March 2014 toward the 2015 shoot.

L'Ecuyer is in the final stages of his most recent novel and is prepping 2 documentaries to shoot in Montreal also in 2015.



Year Title Notes
1994 It's a Beautiful Day
1994 Low Life
1995 Use Once and Destroy
1995 Curtis's Charm
1996 The Rez (TV series)
1996–1997 Ready or Not (TV series) "Prince Charming" (1996)
"Second Generation" (1997)
"Saint Carla" (1997)
1997 Confessions of a Rabid Dog
1997 The Hunger (TV series)
1998 Da Vinci's Inquest (TV series) "Known to the Ministry" (1998)
"The Stranger Inside" (1998)
1998–1999 Traders (TV series) "Meltdown"
"End Games" (1998)
"Reap the Whirlwind" (1998)
"Killer Instinct" (1998)
"This World ... Then the Fireworks" (1999)
1999 Cold Squad (TV series) "Deadly Games: Part I"
1999–2000 The City (TV series) "Shadows" (1999)
"Obsessions" (1999)
"Swing Your Partner" (2000)
"Sweet Cherub: Part I" (2000)
"Blindside! (2000)
2000 Live Through This
2000 Saint Jude
2000 Queer as Folk (TV series)
2001 Blue Murder (TV series) "Steel Drums" (2001)
"Remington Park" (2001)
2001 Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story
2001–2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV series) "Eeny Meeny Murder Moe"
"Disguise for Murder"
"Too Many Clients"
"Before I Die"
"Help Wanted, Male"
2002 Tom Stone (TV series)
2002–2003 Just Cause (TV series) "Tonia with a O" (2002)
"Trial by Memory" (2003)
2003 Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story
2004 Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
2004 On the Verge of a Fever
2005 Under the Dragon's Tail
2006 11 Cameras (TV series)
2007 In God's Country
2004–2007 ReGenesis (TV series) "Baby Bomb" (2004)
"The Oldest Virus" (2004)
"Blackout" (2004)
"The Secret War" (2004)
"Resurrection" (2005)
"The Longest Night" (2005)
"Haze" (2006)
"China" (2006)
"The Cocktail" (2006)
"Our Men in Havana" (2006)
"Adrift" (2007)
2008 The Guard (TV series) "Fistful of Rain" (2008)
"Body Parts" (2008)
2008 The Good Times are Killing Me
2008–2011 Murdoch Mysteries (TV series) "Bad Medicine" (2008)
"The Prince and the Rebel" (2008)
"The Curse of Beaton Manor" (2010)
"Monsieur Murdoch" (2011)
"Confederate Treasure" (2011)
2012 The Listener (TV series) "Captain Nightfall" (2012)
2012 The Riverbank
2012 Methadonia

2013 My Daughters Nightmare (ReelOne Los Angeles), Sorority Surrogate (ReelOne Los Angeles), The Secret Sex Life (Reel One Los Angeles)

2014 (PREP) Indie 'A Date With Misfortune' - Director

PREP 'They Wanted aBoy' 2015 (Shoot)


Year Title Notes
1994 Low Life
1994 It's a Beautiful Day
1995 Use Once and Destroy
1995 Curtis's Charm
1997 Confessions of a Rabid Dog
2012 Methadonia


Year Title Notes
2006 ReGenesis (TV series) Creative producer
2007 The Limits Executive producer


  1. ^ L'Ecuyer, John, Use Once and Destroy. Toronto: Gutter Press, a PAGES edition; New York: Distributed in the U.S. by Distributed Art Publishers, 1998. ISBN 1-896356-16-8

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