Mélanie Charbonneau

Director

Melanie buys her first video camera with the money saved from a summer of strawberry picking, and at age 15, ventures into the world of achievement. As part of the first generation of Youtubers, Mélanie was the first talent in Quebec to reach one million online visits with a humorous video entitled L’Anti Kamasutra in 2006. The web series The Interns she co-wrote and directed was nominated in the “Best Webseries of Humor” category at the 2015 Gemini Awards Gala. Promising Quebec director, Mélanie Charbonneau has been making movies, web series and commercials for over ten years. His first short film, Seule, has been selected in several festivals including Cannes, Namur, Fantasia, Cambridge, Off-Courts Trouville and Bayou.

In 2018, his most recent short film, Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous, premiered at the 71st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival, selected in the Pardi Di Domani competition, at the FNC Competition Short Focus Quebec Canada and continues on its international way to Belgium at FIFF Namur.

Mélanie will present her firts feature film Fabuleuses August 23rd, 2019, co-written with Geneviève Pettersen produced by Nicole Robert  (Go Films).

Filmography

Fabuleuses

In theatre August 23rd, 2019

Feature film
Director & co-screenwriter with Geneviève Pettersen
Production: Go Films

Lunar-Orbit Rendez-vous

2018

Short film | 14 min | DPC | 5.1 | V.O.F, STE
Director and co-screenwriter with Frédéric Lemay | DP Ariel Méthot
Production: Hutte Films | Distribution: Travelling

Awards

Prix Coup de cœur du jury et Prix du public Senior – Festival Longue vue sur le court, Montréal 2019
Finaliste pour l’IRIS du Meilleur court-métrage au Gala Québec Cinéma 2019 (le 2 juin)
Grand Prix Fiction présenté par SIPRA - Festival Courts d’un soir, Montréal 2019
Prix Solveig Anspach's - French Film Festival of Reykjavik (par l’Alliance Française à l’Ambassade de France en Islande) 2019
Mention Spéciale du Jury – FICFA 2018
Mention Spéciale du Jury - Regards sur courts, France 2018
Prix du Jury et Prix du public - Festival Vues dans la tête de, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec 2019
Prix Télé-Québec - Festival de Cinéma en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec 2018

FESTIVALS
FNC - Compétition Officielle du “Short Focus”, Montréal 2018
FIFF Namur – En sélection dans la catégorie «Les Pépites du Court», Belgique, 2018
16e edition du Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, Vladivostok, Russie, 2018
71e édition du Festival international du film de Locarno – Sélectionné dans la compétition officielle Pardi Di Domani, Suisse, 2018
Torino Short Film Market – Market Screening, Italie 2018
Whistler Film Festival – Compétition Officielle, Canada 2018
Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montréal 2019
BACIFI Festivales de Buenos Aires, 2019
20minmax Ingostadt, Allemagne 2019
Cluj Shorts International Short Film Festival 2019
Filmfest Dresden, Allemagne 2019
Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Québec 2019
Festival Regard, Chicoutimi 2019

Love, Zero

In development

Feature film
Co-screenwriter with Crystal Béliveau
Production: Hutte Films

Se Renta

2017

Short film
Director and screenwriter
Produce for Black Factory Workshop with Werner Herzog

Seule

2016

Short film | 8min30
Director

Awards

FIFF – In Selection “FIFF Campus”, Belgium, 2016
Cambridge Film Festival – Official Selection, UK, 2016
Cannes Film Festival – TALENT TOUT COURT 6th Edition (marché du film – Téléfilm Canada), 2016
In Selection - Regard sur le court métrage québécois, Saguenay QC, 2017
In Selection - Festival Fantasia, Montreal QC, 2017

Sans pause publicitaire

2014

Short film | Biopic | 1min45
Director
Producer: Jet Films

L'anti-kamasutra

2006

Short Film – comedy - 2 min
Creator, coauthor, director, DOP & actress
Producer: Self-release

Awards

The Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival 2006 - Official Selection

TV Shows

Benoit à la plage, Season 1

2014

Travel TV program - France
Director
Producer: Trio Orange
Broadcaster: Évasion

Benoit le bienheureux, Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4

2012-2014

Travel TV program with Benoît Roberge
Director
Producer: Trio Orange
Broadcaster: Évasion, RMC Découverte

Héros - Objectif Londres

2012

Documentary series -| 8 episodes
Director
Producer: Trio Orange
Broadcaster: TVA Sports

Bouffe en cavale

2010-2011

Cooking show -|13 episodes
Director
Producer: Trinôme
Broadcaster: Évasion

Web

Les Stagiaires

2014-2015

Webserie | 5 episodes
Creator, coauthor & director
Producer: Jimmy Lee Production
Broadcaster: Vrak 2

Awards

Gemeaux Award 2015 - Nominated for the Best Comedy Webserie

À temps pour Noël

2014

Webserie | fiction | comedy –| 24 episodes
Director
Producer: Pixcom
Broadcaster: Canal Vie

Awards

Toronto Web Fest 2015 – Official selection
Nomination Numix Webtélé humour et variétés 2015

Advertising

Director of many TV ads for Jet Films

2008 to present

Director
Agencies: Sidlee, Y&R, BBDO, BCP, Publicis, Cossette, LG2, Marketel, TamTamTBWA
TV ads for:
Qatar Airways, La Grande Guignolée des Médias, Producteurs de Lait du Québec, Éleveurs de volaille du Québec, La Presse Plus, Festival Nouveau Cinéma, FTA, Brunet, BMO, UPA, Danone, Liberté, Loto-Québec, Canadiens de Montréal, Molson Ex, Fantino et Mondello, l’Oréal

Related experience

Social cinema:
Direction of "tool-movie" « Le Cercle », Fondation du Docteur Julien Montreal, Winter 2009

Filmmaker trainer, Wapikoni Mobile
Abitibi, 2005-2006/Summer 2008-2009

Project Manager, Interactive Web TV, 02zone.tv
Marseille, Spring/Summer 2005

Intern in direction with Pierre Séguin
Montreal 2004-2005
École des fans, "Retrouvailles du Ville Émard Blues Band" documentary, staging assistant of Marie-Michèle Desrosiers show