Photo credit : Camille Tellier

Geneviève Pettersen

Writer

Novelist and screenwriter Geneviève Pettersen was born in Wendake, Quebec in 1982. She grew up in Quebec City, Jonquière, Chicoutimi, Saint-Honoré and Falardeau, and settled in Montreal shortly before September 11, 2001. After studying the sociology of religion and literature at UQAM, she worked in publishing, jumped to advertising, and wrote a column for La Presse+ and Châtelaine. Now a presenter on QUB Radio’s Les Effrontés, she also contributes to LCN, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec.

The author’s fourth book is the graphic novel 13e Avenue, published in 2018. The work is a finalist for the Prix des libraires du Québec BD Jeunesse 2020.

Geneviève contributed to the writing of the script for Fabuleuses (with director Mélanie Charbonneau). The film won the Busan Bank Award at the Busan International Film Festival (South Korea) in 2019.

A winner of the Grand Prix Littéraire Archambault, Geneviève published her first novel, La déesse des mouches à feu, which was an instant hit. In 2018, she wrote a theatrical adaptation, which was also a resounding success. For the film adaptation of her novel, Geneviève served as script consultant. The feature film is officially selected for the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

Filmography

Goddess of the Fireflies (La Déesse des mouches à feu)

2020

Movie adaptation of the novel La déesse des mouches à feu
Feature film
Scriptwriter and author of the novel
Screenwriter Catherine Léger | Director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

Awards

Grand Jury Prize (Official Competition)- Quebec City International Film Festival, 2020
Canadian Screen Awards 2021 - 3 Nominations: Best adaptation (Catherine Léger), Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design and Best Stunt Coordination
IRIS Awards 2021 - 15 Nominations including Best scénario (Catherine Léger), Best picture and Best direction
Seattle International Film Festival 2021 - 2 Nominations : Grand Jury Prize and Futurewave Youth Jury Award
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy 2020 - Nomination: Gryphon Award for Generator +18
FESTIVALS
Premier at the Berlinale in Official Selection - Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2020

Fabulous (Fabuleuses)

2019

Feature film
Co-screenwriter with Mélanie Charbonneau (director)
Production Go Films | Téléfiction Distribution

Awards

FESTIVALS
Busan International Film Festival – Busan Bank Award, South Korea, 2019

La Déesse de mouches à feu

2018

Theatrical adaptation of the novel La déesse des mouches à feu (The Goddess of Fireflies)
Directed by Alix Dufresne and Patrice Dubois
Production of the PÀP Theater - in residence of Quat'Sous Theater

The Goddess of Fireflies (La déesse des mouches à feu)

2014

Novel
Le Quartanier

Awards

Winner, 14th Literary Grand Prize Archambault

Vie et mort du couple : du dating au divorce

2014

Chronicle
Les Éditons La Presse

Les Tranchées

2013

Essay – Collaboration
Atelier 10

Les Gardiennes

In development

TV Series - Sci-Fi
Co-screenwriting with Samuel Archibald
Production: Sphères Média

La vraie vie

In development

TV series, drama
Screenwriter
Production: Sphères Média

Les Stagiaires

2014-2015

Webseries, sketchs
Co-screenwriter with Mélanie Charbonneau
Jimmy Lee, Vrak TV

Souper de filles

2014

Webseries, sketchs, 10 x 3 min
Co-screenwriter with Caroline Allard
LibTV, Vidéotron (VSD)

2 filles/1 TV

2012

Webseries, sketchs, 10 x 3 min
Co-screenwriter with Caroline Allard
LibTV, Videotron (VSD)

Participates in various media, radio, TV, web since 2014

Tabloïd

2017-2018

Digital news reporting platform | Québecor

LCN

2018

News columnist

Journal de Montréal

2017-2018

Columnist

"Ma Parole" Châtelaine

2015-2017

Columnist