Photo credit : Manuel Bisson

Maryse Latendresse

Writer | Screenwriter

Maryse Latendresse has more than one string to her bow. Holder of a diploma in feature film writing (L’Inis), a master’s degree in literature (UQÀM – prize for the best thesis in creation) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology (UdeM), has published four novels and co-directed two collectives of renowned authors. She has written several short films, including LE TRUCK, which has been seen at around twenty festivals (Ce l’ho Corto Audience Award, Bologna; Prix Tourner à tout prix, Regard). In 2018, she also produced video poetry which received a special mention from the jury at the Montreal Poetry Festival. She wrote a play (Nomination for Best text francophone-Fringe) and several short stories. She was one of six emerging creators’ duos for the first edition of La Forge Québec cinema.

Her first screenplay of the feature film PAS DE CHICANE DANS MA CABANE in 2022 was presented in many international festivals. Her second screenplay of the film LES HOMMES DE MA MÈRE, released in 2023, reached 1.5 M box-office.

Maryse is now developing three new feature films and three short films. One thing’s for sure: she hasn’t said her last word.

For all questions relating to the audiovisual rights of Maryse Latendresse’s novels, please contact Claude Girard : [email protected]


Les hommes de ma mère


Feature film
Screenwriter | Director Anik Jean
* SODEC, Telefilm Canada and Harold Greenberg Founds support
*The film hit 1.5 millions at the box-office

Pas d'chicane dans ma cabane


Feature film | Youth & Family
Screenwriter with Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers (Director)
Production Forum Films | Distribution AXIA Films Canadian | International Sales H264
* SODEC & Telefilm Canada screenwriting support


Filmfest Hamburg, 2022 - Official Selection
Oulu International Children’s Film Festival, Finland, 2022 – Official Selection
Minsk International Film Festival Listapad, BieloRussia, 2022 – Official Selection
Cinema on the Bayou Festival, 2023 – Official Selection
Providence Children’s Film Festival, 2023 – Official Selection

Le chien

In development

Short film
Screenwriter | Director Geneviève Sauvé

Bail Bail

In pre-production

Short film
Co-screenwriter with Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers (Director)
Production SPORT

Noémie la nuit

In development

Feature film
Co-written with Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers (Director)
Production Item 7
* ARRQ start-up grant 2019

Ça va ça va

In development

Feature film
Co-scriptwriting with Marie-Lyse Paquin
Avenue Productions
*SODEC Support

Rose Trottoir

In development

Feature film | Road Movie
Co-scriptwriter with Marika Lhoumeau | Director Johanne Prégent
Production Les Films Camera Oscura
*SODEC support

Motel rose

In development

Short film
Screenwriter | Director Anik Jean
Nathan Films Productions



Short film experimental
Screenwriter | Director


Special Jury Mention – Rendez-vous vidéo-poésie de Montréal 2018

Les chaussures de Sophie


Animation short film
Production GoodnessTV

Puppy Love


Short film
Screenwriter | Director Charles Massicotte
Production Mass Cut Films

Le truck


Short film
Screenwriter | Director Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers
Distribution H264
TV/WEB: Pacific voice, Safax Canada, TV5 Canada


People's Choice Award - Ce l’hoCorto, Italy, 2016
Tourner à tout prix Award - Regard sur le court, 2015
Fantasia, Montreal Canada 2015
IFF Pacific Meridian in Vladivostok, Russia 2015
Encounters short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol, UK 2015
Flicker, Rhodes Island Film Festival, 2015
Festival de film de Québec, 2015 Festival des gens d’ici, 2015
Festival mural court dans la rue, 2015
Mammoth Lake film festival, 2016, Gässli, Switzerland, 2016
SPASM 2015, St-‐John’s International Women’s festival, 2016
Court mais trash, Belgium, 2016
Plein(s) Écran(s), 2016



Short film
Screenwriter | Director Charles Massicotte
Production Mass Cut Films


Fantasia, 2016
Toronto international Short film festival, 2016
Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma québécois 2016



Short film
Scriptwriter | Director Christine Chevarie

Johnny Fucking Depp


Short film
Screenwriter | Director Stevan Jobert



Novel | Hamac

Pas de mal à une mouche


Novel | Hurtubise

Quelque chose à l’intérieur


Novel | Hurtubise HMH

La Danseuse


Novel | Hurtubise HMH


Hurtubise Award, 2001

Le Papapa | In development
Un pick-up pour quekpart (Coïncidences Productions, Les laissés pour contes) | 2017
Le croque-neige ( Revue Zinc no29) | 2013
Les anges dans nos campagnes (XYZ La revue de la nouvelle no88) | 2008

À leur tour de larguer les amours (Collectif - Tête Première - Co-Director) | 2018
L’oiseau à ressort "Larguer les amours" (Collectif - Tête Première) | 2017
Douze "Larguer les amours" (Collectif | Tête Première) | 2017
L’homme connu ( Reading Writers Reading, Danielle Schaub Editor) | 2006

L’humoriste indigné (Text, Dictionary of Student Revolt - Tête Première) | 2013
Dansent les mots (Text, Revue Liberté (no 254 vol. 43)) | 2001
Répétition (Suivi de Au-dedans) Master UQÀM | 2001

Les ombres parallèles


Play | Productions Jardin Sauvage, Fringe 2015
Nomination: Best text in french SACD

Feature film Writing, INIS, 2013
Master's Degree in Literature (profil création), UQÀM, 2001
Certificate in Creative Writing, UQÀM, 1998
Bachelor in psychology, UdeM, 1996
Writing a webseries - INIS, 2015
Editing Final Cut Pro – INIS, 2014
La présence - Pol Pelletier, 2014
Accompanying a seriously ill child - Phare, enfants et familles, 2001 Fondation des jumelles Coudé