Marc-Antoine Rioux

Writer | Screenwriter

Marc-Antoine Rioux began his scriptwriting career in 2009 after studying arts and humanities, communication and screenwriting. Mauvaise, his first short film, was screened as part of the Fantasia film festival. He then devoted himself to writing feature films and co-wrote PRANK, a cheeky teen comedy selected by the 2016 Venice Critics’ Week and winner of the Gilles-Carle Prize at Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma in 2017. His second feature Les Barbares de la Malbaie was presented in Quebec theatres in November 2019. He will soon tackle new projects, whether a comedy (Monsieur Thibault), a horror film (La Guérite) or an action movie (Operation Sandbox), his focus remains solely on delivering fresh and entertaining stories. Marc-Antoine’s most recent collaboration, the short film Heart Bomb (Une bombe au Coeur), was screened at the opening of the 2019 Fantasia film festival and begins a festival life that will take it around the world. If Marc-Antoine devotes himself to these projects with a devouring passion, it is, of course, nothing compared to the obsession he always had for the Montreal Canadiens, or the work of David Mamet.


Monsieur Thibault

In development

Feature film
Co-screenwriter with | Original idea: Phil Roy
Production : KO24

Opération Sandbox

In development

Feature film
Co-screenwriter with Éric K. Boulianne and Alexandre Auger
Director Rémi St-Michel
Production Caramel Films

La Guérite

In development

Feature Film
Coscreenwriter : Éric K. Boulianne & Alexandre Auger
Director : Rémi St-Michel
Producer: Coop Vidéo


In development

Feature film
Screenplay collaboration
Screenwriter and director Halima Ouardiri
Production Eyesteelfilm

Retour sur l'investissements

in development

Feature Film
SODEC 2011


In development

Feature Film
Director & co-screenwriter: Kristina Wagenbauer
SODEC 2015
Producer: Art & Essai

Les Barbares de la Malbaie


Feature Film
Co-Screenwriter with Éric K. Boulianne and Alexandre Auger
Directed by Vincent Biron | DOP Marie Davignon
Producer: Art & Essai
*CALQ 2012 – Harold Greenberg 2013 – SODEC 2013 – Atelier Grand-Nord 2014

Heart Bomb (Une bombe au cœur)


Short film
Co-screenwriter with Eric K. Boulianne, Alexandre Auger and Rémi St-Michel (Director)
Co-production Panaches Films & Christal Films Productions
Distribution Les Films Opales and Panache Films
* In nomination Best Short Film Fiction at IRIS Gala (Quebec Cinema) 2020


IRIS Gala (Quebec Cinema ), 2020
Prix H264 Jury’s Choice Award, available on Apple TV & Amazon Prime Video – 16e Gala Prends Ça Court, 2020
FCVQ – Grand Prize, National Competition – Short film, Québec 2019
International Short Film Competition, Fantasia – Best actor, Montréal 2019
SPASM – Best song HeartBomb in "Heartbomb", Montréal 2019
Red Rock Film Festival – Compétition officielle, USA 2019
Vancouver International Film Festival – Sélection officielle, Montréal 2019
Le long week-end du court – Trois-Rivières, 2019
17th IFF Pacific Meridian, Vladivostok, Russia 2019 – In selection
OFF-Courts Trouville, France 2019 – In competition



Feature Film - Video HD - 80 min
Co-screenwriter with Alexandre Auger, Vincent Biron & Éric K. Boulianne
Production: Romance Polansky, Art& Essai - Distribution: FunFilm


FNC - In Selection, Quebec, 2016
Fimfest Hamburg - In Selection, Germany, 2016
Raindance Film Festival - In Selection, London, 2016
TIFF -Official Selection, Canada, 2016
73e Venice Mostra - World Premiere – Official Competition, Venice Critic's Week, Italy, 2016

Encore fiancés


Short film
Co-screenwriter: Catherine Therrien (Director)

Bienvenue à Ordos


Feature Film
Story Consultant
Director: Maxime Giroux
Producer: Metafilms

Killing by the Book (Raide Mort)


Feature Film
Original idea & Co-screenwriter



Feature Film
Original idea & Screenwriter
Co-Screenwriter: Hubert-Yves Rose
SODEC 2010



Short film – video
Producer : Productions du Chat Fâché



Short film – video
Screenwriter & Producer
Production : Productions du Chat Fâché


Festival Fantasia 2010

Lis T’Classiques


Humorous educational videos
Co-screenwriter : Helen Faradji
Producer : La Fabrique Culturelle & Télé-Québec

Le Club de lecture


Original idea & coscreenwriter : Éric K. Boulianne
Director : Rémi St-Michel
Producer : Jimmy Lee, Jessie Films