Thelemaque studied briefly at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, but his film career began in 1993 when he co-founded Filmmakers Alliance with his then-wife, Diane Gaidry. He built the grassroots film collective from a loose-knit group of filmmakers into an important independent filmmaking resource organization with films screening at every major festival in the world and receiving global distribution. He has overseen the production of hundreds of films and developed a wide range of innovative and impactful filmmaking support programs.
In 2004, he and producing partner Liam Finn formed FA Productions, of which they are Co-Presidents. Jacques himself - and through FA Productions - has produced several feature films including "Shock Television", "The Dogwalker", "Within", "Midnight Movie" and "The Revenant". He is also a co-producer on Brooklyn Reptyle’s "Audie & the Wolf".
As a writer-director his work includes the feature film "The Dogwalker" (Los Angeles Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Best First Feature - Cinequest Film Festival), as well as the shorts "Transaction" (Sundance Film Festival, winner of the Grand Prix du Jury Award in the Labo Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival), "Infidelity (in equal parts)" (Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival), "Egg' (Mill Valley Film Festival, Best Comedy Short - Cinequest Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Short – Methodfest) and "Love Without Socks" (AFI FEST - American Film Institute).
He regularly participates in filmmaking panels, seminars, workshops and classes. He was on the board of directors for The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (now Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival) and currently sits on the advisory board of the IFP Emerging Filmmaker Labs as well as the boards of the Downtown Film Festival and the Ashland Independent Film Festival.
See External Links below for words in RED.
- Jacques Thelemaque on Internet Movie Database
- A Filmmaker's Life - Official Blog of Jacques Thelemaque
- Filmmakers Alliance Official Site
- Official Website of Diane Gaidry
- FA Productions
- Liam Finn Bio
- Official Website of The Dogwalker
- Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
- Ashland Independent Film Festival
- Downtown Film Festival
- Official Website of Within
- Official Website of Midnight Movie
- Brooklyn Reptyle Productions