Nicolas Krief

Screenwriter | Director

Born of a Tunisian Jewish father and a Saguenay mother, Nicolas Krief is the fruit of a surprising cultural and genetic mix. In 2012, he began his career by writing and directing the short documentary film Séfarade. In 2014, he won the SARTEC prize for the workshop Cours écrire ton court. In 2015, he co-wrote and co-directed the short film The Notion of Mistake, presented in several festivals around the world.

Within a fruitful collaboration, Nicolas co-writes with director Patrice Laliberté his first feature films. In 2018, they wrote with Guillaume Laurin Very Nice Day, the first entirely filmed with a cell phone in Quebec.

This collaboration continues with The Decline, Netflix’s first Quebec film, for which he wrote the screenplay with Patrice Laliberté and Charles Dionne. Produced by Couronne nord, the much-anticipated feature will be available in more than 40 countries in 2020.

This year will also signal the release of Les fleuristes, a web series written by the author, which will be broadcast on the web platforms of TV5 and Télé-Québec. This project allows him to address themes that are dear to him, such as cultural diversity and filiation. Themes also addressed in Carcajou, a short autobiographical film he will direct in the summer of 2020.

Nicolas is also working on several feature films, including a horror screenplay about a Quebec mystic from the early 20th century, produced by Stéphanie Morissette at La maison de prod, and Open Hours, a slasher about gentrification and real estate development produced by Caramel Films.

Filmography

Opération Carcajou

2021

Short film
Screenwriter & Director
Production: Couronne Nord | Distribution: H264

Awards

FESTIVALS
Prends Ça Court! - Official selection, Montréal 2021

The Decline (Jusqu'au déclin)

NETFLIX March 27. 2020

First NETFLIX film from Quebec
Feature film, thriller
Principal screenwriter | Director Patrice Laliberté
Production Couronne Nord | Distribution H264
*NETFLIX hit - 21 million viewers by the 28 first days

Awards

IRIS Awards - 7 Nominations at Gala Quéebec Cinéma including Best First Film (Patrice Laliberté)- 1st screenplay Nicolas Krief, Charles Dionne, Patrice Laliberté
FESTIVALS
RVQC 2020
Globe and Mail's Top Ten
NETFLIX hit - 21 million viewers by the 28 first days - translated or subtitled in 30 languages

Très belle journée

In post-production

Feature film
Co-screenwriter | Director Patrice Laliberté
Production Couronne Nord
*Production grant from the Talent to Watch program, Téléfilm Canada

Comment détruire l'internet

In development

Short film
Co-screenwriter | Réalisation Patrice Laliberté
Production Couronne Nord

Un citoyen

In development

Short film
Screenwriter and director
Production Bravo Charlie
*Writing grant for young writers, SODEC

Nos rêves familiers

In development

Feature film
Co-screenwriter | Director Jean-Carl Boucher
Production Metafilms

Skynet

2018

Short film
Screenwriter and director
Production Les films 4C Productions

Awards

FESTIVALS
Fantasia 2018
Fargo Fantastic Film Festival 2018

La notion d'erreur

2015

Short film, fiction
Co-screenwriter, co-director, co-producer

Awards

FESTIVALS
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2015
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2016
Hong Kong Art House Film Festival 2016
Sydney World Film Festival 2016
Hollywood Comedy Shorts 2016
INDIE Hype Film Festival 2016
Studio 35 Cinema Comedy Film Festival 2016
Fantasia 2016
IndieCrete 2016
Just For Laughs 2016
Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2016
Comedy Cluj 2016
Longue vue sur le court 2016

Jeux de patience

2015

Short film
Screenwriter, director and producer
Production Kino Kabaret International de Bruxelles

Mamie Jacqueline

2014

Short film
Screenwriter

Awards

SARTEC award of the best French screenplay - Cours écrire ton court 2014, comedy special
Finalist Bourse des jeunes mécènes 2015,Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Mon dîner au parc

2014

Short film
Screenwriter, director and co-producer

Awards

FESTIVALS
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2014
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay 2014
Fantasia 2014
Juste pour rire 2014
SPASM 2014
Festival des Maudits Films 2015

Séfarade

2012

Short film, documentary
Screenwriter, director and co-producer

Awards

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2012
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2013

Television

La dérape

In production

Season 3, episode 35
Co-screenwriter
Production Parallaxes | Broadcast Club Illico

Gala Québec Cinéma des artisans

2018-2019

Author for hosting texts
Production FairPlay

Web

Les fleuristes

2021

Fiction webseries
Screenwriter and co-creator
Production: Ugo Média
Financing by the Independent Production Fund, 2019

Awards

Laureate of the Créateur en série fund, 2019
Development grant, COGECO fund, 2017

Les vigilants

In development

Fiction webseries
Screenwriter
Production: SPORT
*Lauréat de la bourse de développement du FOND COGECO 2016

Herby

2017

Webseries
Screenwriter, clips
Poduction St-Laurent TV

Experience in programming and festivals

Cinéma 1999 (series of projections, 35mm films, at the Bar le Ritz PDB)

2018

Scheduler

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

2016 – today

Member of the short film preselection comity

Festival Plein(s) Écran(s)

2016 – today

Hostin Q&A’s throught Facebook live Animation des Q&A during the festival

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal

2016

Coordination for the Marché du documentaire.

Experience in visual research and advertising

Visual research for advertisement pitch

2014 until today

Researcher of video clips for Sid Lee, Gorditos, La cavalerie, Antler, Bleu Blanc Rouge and many other advertisement companies.

Writer for advertisement pitch

2014 until today

Drafting of production process, in collaboration with the directors.

Dans la bulle de Prise 2 (Variety show)

2014

Visual archive researcher
Production: TVA Productions

Gala des Jutra (Awards ceremony)

2014 & 2015

Visual archive researcher
Production FairPlay

Related experiences

Nouvelle vague

2018

Movie commentator on the radio | Ici Radio-Canada Première

Wapikoni Mobile

2017

Filmmaker guide during the Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam stopover

Les Films Séville

2011-2013

DVD and Blu-ray content manager

Funfilm distribution

2010-2011

DVD and Blu-ray content manager