John L'Ecuyer

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John L'Ecuyer
Born (1964-11-15) November 15, 1964 (age 52)

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 brother Gerald L'Ecuyer is also a film and television director.

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.[1] 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. He has six 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.[2]

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 and The Listener.

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



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 Sorority Surrogate
2013 My Daughter's Nightmare
2013 The Secret Sex Life Of a Single Mom
2014 A Date with Miss Fortune
2014 Deadly Voltage
2015 Blood and Water (TV series)
2014 The Other world (TV Series)
2016 Gangland Undercover " - Season 2 (TV series)
2016 Early release " (Feature Film)
2016 Real Detective " - Season 2 (TV series)


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. ^ "Film fest names winners". Edmonton Journal, September 18, 1995.
  2. ^ 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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