Photo credits : Yan Turcotte

Patrice Sauvé

Director | Creator

Director Patrice Sauvé is known as an audacious visual master. Although he made his mark working on television, that is just one facet of his talent. His extraordinary career path has led him into television, the museum world, advertising, film and theatre.

Following cinematic studies at Concordia University, he broadened his horizons by working on cultural shows, public affairs magazines and documentaries. However, it was in 2001 that he found his true voice with the cult series La vie, la vie, which was twice awarded Prix Gémeaux (2001, 2002) for best directing in a drama series. He then directed the sci-fi series Grande Ourse (Prix Gémeaux 2004), L’héritière de la Grande Ourse (Prix Gémeaux 2005), the dramatic comedy Ciao Bella (Gemini Awards 2005), the miniseries Vertige (Prix Gémeaux 2011), a thriller broadcast in 2012 on the Serie+ Network, Karl & Max in 2015. Most recently, the police thriller Victor Lessard in 2017 and Victor Lessard: Violence à l’Origine (S2) hit over a million viewings! The most-watched original series ever on Vidéotron’s VOD platform Club Illico.

His drama series based on Ingrid Falaise’s autobiographical novel Le Monstre was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Patrice’s new crime drama series La Faille will be broadcast by addik tv in the fall of 2019. Both series are selected in the Official International Competition at Larochelle TV Fiction Festival.

After Cheech in 2006, Grande Ourse, la clé des possibles in 2009, Patrice Sauvé’s third feature film Ça sent la coupe, based on a novel by Matthieu Simard, featuring Louis-José Houde was released in 2017.

Television

La Faille

TBR Fall 2019

TV Series | Police drama | 8 episodes
Director | Screenwriter Frédéric Ouellet
Pixcom | addik tv
* Selected in Official International Competition at Larochelle TV Fiction Festival 2019

Le Monstre

2019

Domestic drama series inspired by Ingrid Falaise’s autobiographical novel | 6 episodes
Director | Screenwriter Chantal Cadieux
Pixcom | Ici Tou.tv Extra
* Selected in Official International Competition at Larochelle TV Fiction Festival 2019

Awards

34th Gémeaux Awards, Monteal 2019 – 6 nominations, including Best Director: drama series ‘’Épisode 6"

Victor Lessard - Violence à l'origine (S2)

2018

TV Series | Police Thriller inspired by Martin Michaud's novel
Director
* Over 1 million viewings - The most-watched original series on Vidéotron’s VOD platform Club Illico.

Awards

34th Gémeaux Awards, Montreal 2019 – 7 nominations

Victor Lessard

2017

TV Series | Police Thriller inspired by Martin Michaud's novel
Director
Club Illico | addik tv
Trailer below | Episode 1 subtitle on request
* Over 1 million viewings - The most-watched original series on Vidéotron’s VOD platform Club Illico.

Karl & Max

2015

TV Series | Comedy thriller | 10 x 60 min
Director | Screenwriters Claude Landry & Maxime Landry
Pixcom | Club Illico TVA

Awards

31st Gémeaux Awards, Montreal 2016 - 2 nominations

Vertige

2011

TV Series | Drama | HD 6 episodes
Director |
NETFLIX

Awards

27th Gémeaux Awards 2012- 8 Awards including Best Director Drama Series, Montreal, Canada 2012

L’Héritière de Grande Ourse

2004-2005

TV Series, Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi Thriller Drama | 10 x 48 min
Director

Awards

Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada 2005: 8 nominations for Best TV Series Drama, Best Performance female role Fanny Mallette, Best Director (Series, Drama), Best Cinematography (Series, Drama), Best Sound (Series, Drama), Best Production Design (all categories), Best Original Soundtrack (Series, Drama), Best Musical Anthem (all categories)

Grande Ourse

2002-2003

TV Series, Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi Drama | 10x48 min
Director

Awards

18th Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada, 2003 - 12 nominations for Best TV Series Drama, Best Director (Series, Drama), Best Screenplay (Series, Drama or unique), Best Cinematography (Series, Drama), Best Editing (Series, Drama), Best Sound (Series, Drama), Best Production Design (all categories), Best Costume Design (all categories), Best make-up/hairstyles (all categories), Best Original Soundtrack (Series, Drama), Best Performance male supporting role (Series, Drama), Best Performance female supporting role (Series, Drama)

Ciao Bella

2002-2003

TV Series | Comedy | 13x30 min
Director

Awards

Festival du Film Italien de Montréal, Canada - Quintus Premiere
Monte Carlo Television Festival- 2005 - Nomination, Comedy Category
Festival International Rose d’Or, Switzerland Romandy, 2005
Montreal Actra Awards 2005 - "Outstanding Performance" Award - Female (Claudia Ferri)
Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada, 2005 - 2 nominations
Gemini Awards, Toronto, Canada- 2005 - 7 nominations
Gemini Awards, Toronto, Canada- 2003 - Award for Best Direction of Comedy Program or Series

La Vie, la Vie

1999-2002

TV Series | Drama | 39x28 min
Director

Awards

17th Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada, 2002 - 10 Gémeaux Awards:
Best TV series, Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Overall Sound, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Theme Song, Best Performance by an actress in a leading role (Julie McClemens), Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role (Michel Laperrière)
16th Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada, 2001: 4 Gémeaux Awards: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Original Soundtrack
"Cinéma Tout Écran" 2000

Filmography

Ça sent la coupe

2017

Feature film | Based on Matthieu Simard's novel
Director
Screenwriter: Matthieu Simard
Outsiders Films | Les Films Seville (eOne)

Awards

Premiere - Opening Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois February 2017

Grande Ourse – La clé des possibles

2009

Feature film
Director

Cheech

2006

Feature film
Director

Multimedia

Multimedia - Video Games Consultant (Ubisoft)

Passengers/Passengers (Québec City 400th anniversary)

June 3rd to October 19th 2008

Designer creator of the multimedia interactive event - journey on migration presented as part of the Québec City 400th anniversary celebration.

Advertising

TV advertising Director

Including: National Bank, Loto-Québec, St-Hubert, Sainte-Justine Hospital, Tim Hortons, Molson Ex, Nevada Bob's
Les Enfants

Education

Bachelor degree in cinema, expertise in film production

1985-1989

Concordia University

College degree in Pure and Applied Sciences

1983-1985

Jean-de-Brébeuf College