Guillaume De Fontenay

Director

Award-winning commercial director Guillaume de Fontenay has helmed over two hundred spots over the course of his career with brands that include Pepsi, Bailey’s, Honda, Dodge, Toyota, Kellogg’s and many more.

Guillaume de Fontenay began working in theater, then advertising as an art director. His multi-faceted and important theater background gives him a unique artistic vision and meticulous directorial approach. He has won multiple awards for his advertising work in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Montreal, Toronto, including The Ad Council Gold Bell, three Silver Screen Award at the US International Film & Video Festival, Cassie Awards Grand Prix and many Gold, several Prix Crea, an FWA, two Marcus Awards from the European Car Advertising Film Festival.

In addition to directing commercials, de Fontenay has also designed large-scale exhibits “Warhol Live,” one of the biggest Warhol retrospectives to date, produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

His short film The Return_Triptych as been presented at Clermont-Ferrand and in different festival around the world.

He is now working on two feature films in development: Bras Coupé – Spirit Land and Sympathie pour le Diable – Simpathy for the Devil.

Filmography

Sympathie pour le Diable

In development

Feature film
Film about a war journalist in Sarajevo 1992-93

Bras Coupé - Spirit Land

In development

Feature film
Film about a native trapper in Northern Canada in 1870

The Return_Triptych

2013

Short film
Sold to TV5 (2014) & TFO (2013)
Three mirror of solitude

Awards

Festival de Clermont-Ferrand, 2013

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, 2013

21st Edition of Ozu Film Festival, 2013

Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2013

Fantasia International Film Festival, 2013

Regard sur le court au SAGUENAY, 2013

Rut

1997

Short film
Brutal encounter between a man and a woman

Awards

"Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Technologique de Montréal"