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Patrice Sauvé

Director | Creator

The Director Patrice Sauvé is known as an audacious visual master. Although he made his mark working in 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 with a Prix Gémeaux (2001, 2002) for best directing in a dramatic 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 Gémeau 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.

Patrice completes his new domestic drama series Le Monstre, inspired by Ingrid Falaise’s autobiographical novel, which will be released in February 2019 and begins filming a new phsycho thriller entitled Le Mur.

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

Le Mur

In production

TV Series | Psycho Thriller | 8 episodes
Director

Le Monstre

TBR February 2019

Domestic drama series inspired by Ingrid Falaise’s autobiographical novel | 6 episodes
Ici Tou.tv Extra

Victor Lessard - Violence à l'origine (S2)

2018

TV Series | Police Thriller
Director
1 million viewings! The most watched original series on Vidéotron’s VOD platform Club Illico.

Victor Lessard

2017

TV Series | Police Thriller
Director
Club Illico | Addick TV
Trailer below | Episode 1 subtitle on request
Over a million viewings! The most watched original series on Vidéotron’s VOD platform Club Illico.

Karl & Max

2015

TV Series | Comedy thriller | 10x60 min
Director
Screenwriters: Claude Landry & Maxime Landry
Club Illico | TVA

Awards

Gémeaux Awards 2016 - 2 nominations

Vertige

2011

TV Series | Drama | HD 6 episodes
Director
Brodcasting: Netflix

Awards

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

L’Héritière de Grande Ourse

2004-2005

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

Awards

Gala des Prix Gémeaux, Montréal, Canada, 2003: 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 | 10x48 min
Director

Awards

Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada, 2003:
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

Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada, 2002:
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)
Gémeaux Awards, Montreal, Canada, 2001: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Original Soundtrack
"Cinéma Tout Écran" 2000

Filmography

Ça sent la coupe

2017

Feature film | Based on a novel from Matthieu Simard
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

Advertising

Director of many TV ads

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

Multimedia

Multimedia - Video Games Consultant (Ubisoft)

Passengers/Passagers

Senior designer

Multimédia event - Québec City 400th anniversary

June 3rd to October 19th 2008

Passengers/Passagers is an interactive journey on migration presented as part of the Québec City 400th anniversary celebration.

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