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.
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
34th Gémeaux Awards, Monteal 2019 – 6 nominations, including Best Director: drama series ‘’Épisode 6"
Victor Lessard - Violence à l'origine (S2)
TV Series | Police Thriller inspired by Martin Michaud's novel
* Over 1 million viewings - The most-watched original series on Vidéotron’s VOD platform Club Illico.
34th Gémeaux Awards, Montreal 2019 – 7 nominations
Karl & Max
TV Series | Comedy thriller | 10 x 60 min
Director | Screenwriters Claude Landry & Maxime Landry
Pixcom | Club Illico TVA
31st Gémeaux Awards, Montreal 2016 - 2 nominations
TV Series | Drama | HD 6 episodes
27th Gémeaux Awards 2012- 8 Awards including Best Director Drama Series, Montreal, Canada 2012
L’Héritière de Grande Ourse
TV Series, Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi Thriller Drama | 10 x 48 min
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)
TV Series, Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi Drama | 10x48 min
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)
TV Series | Comedy | 13x30 min
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
TV Series | Drama | 39x28 min
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
Ça sent la coupe
Feature film | Based on Matthieu Simard's novel
Screenwriter: Matthieu Simard
Outsiders Films | Les Films Seville (eOne)
Premiere - Opening Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois February 2017
Grande Ourse – La clé des possibles
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.
Bachelor degree in cinema, expertise in film production
College degree in Pure and Applied Sciences