Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen
Artist with a passion for the 7th art.
That's the best way to describe me. Being a young boy, I enjoyed drawing and writing stories. Once I started watching movies I discovered a wonderful world of magic where you can escape for a moment into a new dimension.

I fall in love with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial from Steven Spielberg. From this moment, I knew that I was going to make movies like him one day. The fact is that when you combine my passions of drawing and telling stories, you have a story being told with images. Exactly what cinema is!

Every steps I took since then was to achieve the goal of being a movie director. I developed a more artistic approach of filmmaking with numerous short films and reading about cinema. The special features of DVDs about the making of and behind the scenes coverage were among my favorite source of information!

I started making short films at the age of 14 and I built a portfolio to attend college in Cinema and Communications.

I wanted to start my own company and here it is! During this time, I read the techniques of filmmaking, writing and the business aspect of films. Internet was a good source to further extend my knowledge.

Member ARRQ
Olivier Chagnon director ARRQ
My dream
Working in Hollywood has always been my dream. Having the chance to entertain people with movies is what I'm heading to!
Closer to the dream.
I'm in the process of starting the production of independent, low-budget, but commercial quality films. Hopefully those films will get my name known and will make one step further toward my dream.

read more about my current project
B.F.A., Cinema - Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University
Concordia University
I am Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Cinema, at Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.
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College Degree in Cinema
I have a DEC (Diplôme d'Études Collégiales) in Cinema and Communications, completed in 2003.

Short films
I have made numerous short films as part of my college degree and also before and after college, as personal movies for experience.

Jobs
I am currently the director and owner of Cinetix Films Inc., working in the video production business.
Cinematography Achieving the perfect look for ever shot is what I'm looking for. As a fan of photography, I tend to think about the framing, composition and overall look of a shot, while making a video or a film.
Directing
I see the director's job as being the storyteller, holding all the aspects of the film, to entertain the audience. This key role is what I like to do, and want to do as a full time job. The director is like the magnet responsible for the quality of a film. I keep this in my mind and try to have the best quality out of any production.
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