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Directors' Bios

Emmanuelle Lacombe

Emmanuelle Lacombe

Emmanuelle Lacombe is a young director who grew up in the Bellechasse area in Quebec. During her film studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), she completed her first short film titled French et fèves au lard, which got noticed at a number of Canadian festivals, including Regard sur le court-métrage du Saguenay and the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Gas and wine taste the same, her second short film from UQAM, won the Best Drama Short Award at the Toronto Short Film Festival.

Philippe_Lefebvre

Philippe Lefebvre

Screenwriter, director and editor, Philippe Lefebvre was born in Montreal on September 30, 1991. Before completing training in post-production as part of a bachelor’s degree in cinema at UQAM (2012–2015), Philippe studied script development and creative writing. While in university, he edited Emmanuelle Lacombe’s films, French et fèves au lard and Gas and wine taste the same, selected to be screened at several festivals. He also edited the documentaries Le cri de la marmotte by Colin Nixon and Marguerita by director Paul Tana.

Charlotte Lacoursière

Charlotte Lacoursière

Born in Montreal on August 24, 1992, Charlotte Lacoursière is a photographer and cinematographer. During her studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal, she was the director of photography for the films French et fèves au lard and Gas and Wine taste the same, directed by Emmanuelle Lacombe. She also did the cinematography of Charles Boisseau’s short film Casse-Tête, which was presented in Mumbai. Charlotte has many future projects on the go, including continuing her role as official photographer for the Montreal Roller Derby League.