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Samuel Archibald

Writer | Screenwriter

Samuel Archibald, author and screenwriter, was born in 1978 in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Since 2010, he has been on Ici Radio-Canada for various programs including  Médium Large, Plus on est de fous, plus on lit et Culture Club. He is a regular guest on the television show On va se le dire, Format Familial, Voir, Légendes urbaines, and Tous pour un.

Samuel Archibald co-wrote, with William S. Messier, the web series TERREUR 404, directed by Sébastien Diaz. The two seasons of the series (2018-2019) have earned a dozen Prix gémeaux nominations and 5 awards, including Best Writing for a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media: Fiction and Best Original Fiction Program or Series Produced for Digital Media. The series has also received about 50 nominations and a dozen awards in web festivals around the world. TERROR 404 is available on Ici tou.tv Extra.

With Sébastien Diaz and William S. Messier, Samuel Archibald is currently writing the series LA PYRAMIDE, and is dedicated to the development of various film and television projects.

Filmography

America

In development

Feature film | short story from the author's collection, Arvida
Co-screenwriting with Guillaume Fortin
Producter Pierre-Mathieu Fortin

Créatures

In development

Feature film
Co-screenwriting with Frédérick Pelletier

Tommy L’enfant-Loup

In development

Feature film
Co-screenwriting with Jimmy Larouche

TV

La Pyramide

In development

Thriller
Concept of Sébastien Diaz and co-writing with William S. Messier
Les Productions Casablanca

Web

Funambules

In development

Screenwriter (1 episode)
Creators: Dominique Laurence & Tristan Malavoy-Racie
Les productions Casablanca | Ici tou.tv Extra

Terreur 404 Season 2

2018

Webseries | suspense | thriller | horror - 13 to 17 min. episodes
Creator and co-screenwriter with William S. Messier
Director Sébastien Diaz
Les productions Casablanca | Ici tou.tv Extra

Awards

34th Gémeaux Awards – 6 nominations, Including Best screenplay for a web series or digital media : Drama, « Épisode 5 », 2019
Best Mystery/Thriller NYC Webfest, 2019.
Best Web Series and Best Horror / Thriller Series, T.O WEBFEST, 2019

Terreur 404 Season 1

2017

Webseries | suspense | thriller | horror - 6 to 10 min. episodes
Creator and co-screenwriter with William S. Messier
Director Sébastien Diaz
Les productions Casablanca | Ici tou.tv Extra

Awards

33rd Gémeaux Awards – Best screenplay for a webseries or digital media : Fiction and Best original fiction series for digital media 2018
Jury’s Award, Webfest de Berlin 2017
Action/Thriller/Suspense category Award, Webfest de Berlin 2017
Horror category Award, Webfest Séoul 2018
Best Webseries, Realist Webfest (Russie) 2018
Best Canadian Webseries, T.O. Webfest (Toronto) 2018

Radio

CAVALE season 2

2019

Fiction Podcast
Cowriter with William S. Messier
Ici Radio-Canada Première Plus

CAVALE

2018

Fiction Podcast
Cowriter with William S. Messier | Director Michel Montreuil
Ici Radio-Canada Première Plus

Awards

Numix Awards 2019 - finalist Podcast - catégorie production linéaire - balado - créations documentaires, fiction ou expérimentales

Books

Saint-André-de-l'Épouvante

2016

Theater, coll. QR, 104 pages | Le Quartanier

Tommy l’enfant-loup (with Julie Rocheleau)

2015

Novel , coll. « Porc-épic », 80 pages | Le Quartanier

Awards

Prix des libraires du Québec, youth category 6-11 years | 2017

Le Sel de la terre, Confessions d’un enfant de la classe moyenne

2013

Essay, 88 pages
Atelier 10

Quinze pour cent

2013

Novella, "Nova" serie, 72 pages
Le Quartanier

Arvida

2011

Short stories, "Polygraphe" coll. 322 pages
Le Quartanier

Awards

Finalist for the Giller prize 2015
Prix des Libraires 2012
Prix Coup de Cœur Renaud-Bray 2011
Prix littéraire du Saguenay—Lac-Saint- Jean (catégorie «Récit ») et Prix des lecteurs du Salon du Livre du Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean 2012
Nomination pour le Prix Littéraire des Collégiens
Nomination pour le prix Senghor 2012 du premier roman francophone

Theater

Saint-André-de-l’Épouvante, un théâtre à faire peur

2015-2016

Theatrical play
Playwright : Samuel Archibald | Art director: Dany Michaud | Stage Director: Patrice Dubois
Co-production À tour de rôle (Carleton-sur-Mer), La Rubrique (Jonquière) & le théâtre PÀP (Montréal)

La famille se crée en copulant (Based on Jacob Wren's novel and Samuel Archibald's "Sel de la terre" adapted segments)

2014 (September 16 to October 4)

Theatrical play | Extracts form Samuel Archibald’s book Sel de la terre
Stage Director : Frédéric Dubois. Created by Jacob Wren
Théâtre Périscope, Québec

Jusqu’où te mènera ta langue?

2013 (september 20)

Literary performance
First performance: Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, as part of the Jamais Lu festival
Creator and scene director : Martin Faucher | Guest authors: Samuel Archibald, Marjolaine Beauchamp, Simon Boulerice, Evelyne De la Chenelière & Alain Farah.