Photo credit : Kim Nguyen

Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais


Director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais’ Whitewash won Best Direction of a First Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival and Best First Film at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2018, his second feature film, Birthmarked, starring Toni Colette and Matthew Goode, was released in U.S. theaters and subsequently sold to Netflix International.

Since 2001, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais has directed hundreds of advertising campaigns, many of which have won awards at the Cannes, New York, London and Toronto festivals. Emanuel was honored with the Best Direction award at the PRIX CRÉA in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2021, and nominated for the same award in 2005. He also won Best Direction at the Canadian Marketing Awards in 2011.

The most recent of his three short films, Marius Borodine, won several international festival awards, received a nomination at the 2011 Genie Awards and was selected as one of Canada’s Top Ten at TIFF 2011.

Before becoming a director, he worked as an editor and actor.




In development

Feature film
Director & Screenwriter
Production: micro_scope



Feature film
Director & co-screenwriter with Marc Tulin
Staring Toni Colette & Matthew Goode
Production: Item 7 | Distribution: Les Films Séville (eOne)


ACTRA Awards - Maritimes, 2019
Joey Award - Vancouver Joey Awards, 2018
Young Artist Award, The Young Artists Awards 2019
Golden Trailer Awards, 2018
Panorama Prize – Shanghai International Film Festival, 2018
Young Entertainer Awards, 2019



Feature film, fiction
Director & co-screenwriter
Production: micro_scope | Distribution: Les Films Séville (eOne)


Tribeca Film Festival, 2013 - Best New Narrative Director (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais)
Canadian Screen Awards - Laureate of Claude Jutra Awards Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais & Marc Tulin) and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Marc Labrèche)
Jutra Awards 2014 – Nominated for Best Editing (Arthur Tarnowski), Best Cinematography (André Turpin) & Best Make-Up (Kathryn Casault)
Annonay International Festival of First Films 2014 – Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2014 – Nominated for Best Actor in a Canadian Film (Thomas Haden Church) & Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film (Marc Labrèche)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013 – Nominated for Best North American Independent Film
DGC Awards, 2013 - Nominee for Best Direction – Feature film (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais)
Festival international du film de Karlovy Vary
Festival international du film de Valladolid
(FNC) Festival du nouveau cinéma

Marius Borodine


Short film
Director & screenwriter
Production: Holia Film | Distribution: Travelling


Genie Awards 2011 - In nomination for Best Live Action Short Drama
Prends ça court 2011
Canal+ Grand Prize
Phi Group special mention
TIFF Canada’s top ten 2010 - Official Competition
Short Film Festival "Images en vue", 2011 - People's Choice Award for Best Quebec Short Film
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2010 - Jury's Favorite
NYC Imagine Science Film Festival, 2010 - People’s Choice Award

Les Morissette


TV Series
Production: Novem | Broadcasting: Radio-Canada


Founder & Director

Production Advertising Company (2015)
Director of over a hundred commercials