Patrick Demers

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Patrick Demers is a film director from Montreal, born in 1969 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. He enjoys working with actors to build his scripts, adding selections of improv while shooting his stories, and considers editing as being part of the cinematic writing process.

Biography[edit]

Fresh out of film school at the age of 22, Demers traveled around the world alone over 6 months at a time with a handheld camera for La Course destination monde (Radio-Canada Television) and started shooting.

After a few years working as a director in TV and advertisement, his first short fiction film, Décharge, won best Canadian short at Toronto International Film Festival.[1] In 2003 he wrote and directed Dans un spoutnik, an animation music video which won several awards in the ADISQ Gala[2] and at the MuchMusic Video Awards[3] that year. His next documentary, Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe, that he co-directed and edited, won Best Canadian Work at the Festival International du Film sur l'Art en 2004.[4]

Jaloux (aka Jealous or Suspicions) (2010) was his first feature film. The independent movie was produced by Productions Kinesis and was selected by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival[5] and by the Toronto International Film Festival[6] while also opening the Canadian Front[7] at the Museum of Modern Art in 2011.

Filmography[edit]

Shorts[edit]

  • 1987 Ma dernière cigarette
  • 1988 Le refus
  • 1989 Brand New Flambant Neuf
  • 1990 monsieurmadamechose
  • 1991 Lamenta
  • 1999 Décharge
  • 2005 Le Collet

Animation[edit]

  • 2003 Dans un spoutnik
  • 2005 Heureux d'un printemps

Documentary[edit]

  • 2006 Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe

Feature Film[edit]

  • 2010 Jaloux
  • 2017 Origami (in production)

Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TIFF Canadian Film Encyclopedia
  2. ^ ADISQ Gala 2003
  3. ^ MMVA 2003 Winners
  4. ^ FIFA
  5. ^ KVIFF Archive
  6. ^ TIFF 2010 Schedule
  7. ^ Canadian Front

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