Photo credit : Christine Bourgier

François Boulay

Writer

François Boulay is a Canadian film and television screenwriter, best known as cowriter with Jean-Marc Vallée of the 2005 film C.R.A.Z.Y. Boulay and Vallée won the Genie Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 26th Genie Awards, and the Jutra Award for Best Screenplay at the 8th Jutra Awards.

Screenwriter for many years, he has worked on numerous youth and mainstream programs/series such as the series LES GRANDS PROCÈS, for which he won the Prix Gémeau for Best Dramatic Script. He also collaborated on the television series PROVIDENCE, MÉMOIRES VIVES and UNE AUTRE Histoire by Chantal Cadieux rovidence, Mémoires vives and Une autre histoire, by Chantal Cadieux.
He is currently working on two feature film scripts entitled MOTEL DES CABINES et À HUIS CLOS AVEC MON PÈRE.

Filmography

Motel des Cabines (formerly La Chronique)

In development

Feature film
Original idea & screenplay
Production: SOLOFILMS/Dir.: Guy Édoin
Film funding in development with SODEC/2012-2013 & Fonds Harold Greenberg/2012

À huis clos avec mon père

In development

Feature film
Original idea & screenwriter
Film funding in development with SODEC/2014-2015 & grant from SACD 2014

C.R.A.Z.Y.

2005

Feature film
Original idea & co-screenwriter
Cirrus Productions Inc./Dir.: Jean-Marc Vallée

Les Sioui Bacon V

2015-2016

TV Show
Screenwriter
Producer: Wabanok
Broadcaster: APTN

Mémoires vives

2013

TV Series, Drama (by Chantal Cadieux et Patrick Low)
Advisor to the screenplay
Production: Sphère Média/Broadcast: Ici Radio-Canada télé

Providence VII

2010-2011

TV Series, Drama (by Chantal Cadieux)
Advisor to the screenplay
Production: Sphère Média/Broadcast: Ici Radio-Canada télé

Tactik II, III

2009-2010

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production : Vivaclic I inc./Broadcast: Télé-Québec

Toc Toc Toc I, II, III & IV

2006-2007-2008-2009

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: Téléfiction/Broadcast: SRC & Télé Québec

Providence I, II & III

2003-2004-2005-2006-2007

TV Series, Drama (by Chantal Cadieux)
Advisor to the screenplay
Production: Sphère Média/Broadcast: Ici Radio-Canada télé

Cornemuse IV

2001-2002

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: Téléfiction/Broadcast: Télé-Québec

Bouledogue Bazar

2001

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production & broadcast: SRC

Bonjour Madame Croque-Cerise II, III

2000-2001

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: Zone 3/Broadcast: Télé Québec

Les Frimousses I, II

1999-2000

TV Series, youth
Writer
Broadcast: SRC

Lapoisse et Jobard

1999

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: Cirrus/Broadcast: Canal Famille

Les aventures de Papyrus

1998

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: TF1 + Dupuis + Metever/Broadcast: TF1

Les Débrouillards

1998

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: SDA/Broadcast: SRC

Rouli-roulotte

1997

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: Prisma/Broadcast: SRC

Allô prof II

1997

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: SDA/Broadcast: Télé-Québec

Les aventures de Spirou II

1995

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: TF1 + Dupuis + Ciné-Groupe/Broadcast: TF1 + Télé Québec + Canal Famille

À la claire fontaine

1994

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production & broadcast: TV Ontario

Les Grands Procès I, II & III

1993-1995

TV Series, Drama
Writer
Production: Sagittaire + Sovimage/Broadcast: TVA
L’affaire Sclater
L’affaire Dion
L’affaire de la petite Aurore
La femme Pitre

Awards

L’affaire Dion: Gémeaux Award, Best TV Series Drama, 1995

L’affaire de la petite Aurore: Gémeaux Award, Best screenplay, 1995

La femme Pitre: nominated at Gémeaux Awards, Best screenplay, 1994

Bibi et Geneviève

1992

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: Bibi et Geneviève inc./Broadcast: Canal Famille

Les Intrépides

1992

TV Series, youth
Writer
Production: Cinar/Broadcast: Canal Famille + SRC + Canal "J" + FR3

Awards

Nominated at Gémeaux Awards, Best screenplay, TV series, Youth, 1992

Littérature jeunesse

1996

Albums –texts for kids (3-6 years old)
Maison d'édition Céthial et Bossche

La Dictée

1989 (november)

Short story published in XYZ magazine
Writer

Le Bel Âge

1988-1989

Stories, children's literature
Research and writing

L'entracte

1986 (march)

Short story published in Humanitas magazine
Writer

Châtelaine

1980-1982

Stories
Research and writing

Place au soleil

2001 (summer)

Theatrical play
Co-writer with Chantal Cadieux
Direction: Rita Lafontaine/Production: Théâtre de la Chèvrerie
Available at CeAD

« 38 » - Titus Andronicus

1996 (fall)

Theatrical play
Direction: Claude Poissant/Production: Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui
Dramaturges Éditeurs, 1997; projet Shakespeare

C'est mon frère

1993 (summer)

Theatrical play
Co-writer with Pauline Martin
Direction: Pauline Martin/Production: Théâtre Molson
Available at CeAD

Toujours l'amour

1992 (summer)

Theatrical play
Collage of texts by various writers
Direction: Robert Maltais/Production: Butte Saint-Jacques

Québec Express

1991 (spring)

Theatrical play, youth
Direction: Sylvia LeBlanc/Production: École Nationale de Théâtre du Canada
Accepted by the Editorial Board of C.E.C.M.
Available at CeAD

La fin de l'été

1991 (fall)

Theatrical play
Direction: Yves Desgagnés/Production: École Nationale de Théâtre du Canada
Available at CeAD
Other performances:
Troupe de théâtre Akourdetan/ Direction: France Jutras, Spring 1993
Troupe de théâtre Mordicus/ Direction: Jocelyn Desjarlais, Fall 1994

Dissonances

1990 (winter)

Theatrical play
Direction: Gilles Renaud/Production: École Nationale de Théâtre du Canada
Available at CeAD

Cinq fois je t'aime

1989 (fall)

Theatrical play
Direction: Yves Desgagnés/Production: École Nationale de Théâtre du Canada
Available at CeAD
Other performances:
Youth House of St-Ferdinand/ Direction: Josée Langlois, Spring 1995

« 38 » Titus Andronicus

1996

Broadcast monologue
Writer
Broadcast: SRC

Le mentor

1996

Radio drama
Writer
Production: SRC

Décalage horaire

1994

Radio drama
Writer
Production: SRC

La fugue

1994

Radio drama
Writer
Production: SRC

Sous la pleine lune

1994

Radio drama
Writer
Production: SRC

L'entracte

1989

Radio short story
Writer
Production: SRC

L'Arizona

1987

Radio drama
Writer
Production: SRC

Montreal Boy

2014

Tourisme Montreal 2014 - Webserie
Coscreenwriter for 6 episodes
Director: Olivier Labonté-Lemoine
Producer: Sid Lee et Logo TV

National Theatre School of Canada
Playwriting, 1988-1990

National Theatre School of Canada
Writer in residence, 1990-1991

Robert McKee's Story Structure
Screenwriting workshop, 1991

Université du Québec à Montréal
Bachelor degree in arts: screenwriting; creative writing; children's literature
1985-1988

SACD – Writing grant – 2014 – À huis clos avec mon père (feature film)

SODEC – Financing, Script Development Program 2014-2015 – À huis clos avec mon père (feature film)

SODEC – Financing, Script Development Program 2012-2013 – Motel des Cabines (anciennement La Chronique) (feature film)

FONDS HAROLD GREENBERG - Screenwriting support 2013 - Motel des Cabines (anciennement La Chronique) (feature film)

Grant from Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ) - 2003
Award of Excellence 1996 – "Alliance pour l'enfant et la télévision"
Author of winning issue « Privé de désert » in « animation » category for Les aventures de Spirou II

Conseil des Arts du Canada, Short term Grant - 1990

"Fondation de Soutien aux Arts de Laval"

Scholarships - 1988-1989-1990

Special Jury Mentions - 1988 & 1989

Teacher at INIS (Institut National de l’Image et du Son)
Screenwriting teacher / fall semesters of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2012