Photo credit : Elias Djemil-Matassov

Seydou-Junior Haïdara

Screenwriter

Seydou Junior Haidara is a former professional Football Player. He played college football at Laval University where he has been a two times national champion and team captain. He was drafted 12th overall by the BC Lions in the 2013 CFL Draft. Following the 2013 season, he was named BC Lions’ most outstanding rookie and was a nominee for the same honor in the west conference of the CFL.

Beyond sports, Seydou is passionate about helping others and positively affect people’s lives. He is also an entrepreneur, public speaker, and author. In collaboration with Dre Annick Vincent, he is heavily involved in raising awareness and helping others, who just like him, are living with ADHD. Visiting over 5000 students in nearly 50 different schools around the province, he was also part of the Together At School program and the Ultimate Football Tour with the Montreal Alouettes; a community outreach program to inspire and encourage kids to stay in school, make the right choices and reach their full potential.

In 2020 he officially launched his scriptwriting career, co-writing with Kadidja Haidara the Television show UNE SORTE DE GUÉRILLA, currently developed by Sphère Média. Shortly after, he undertook the co-writing of another television show: MOONIYANG developed by Avenue Productions.

Filmography

Mooniyang

In development

TV series
Co-screenwriter with Kadidja Haïdara and Edith Kabuya
Avenue Production

Une (sorte de) guérilla

In development

Short film
Comedie drama, 13 X 30 minutes
Co-screenwriter
Production : Sphère Média Plus

Les Béliers

2013

Webseries
Screenwriting Consultant
Director François Blouin | Writer Kadidja Haïdara
ICI Tou.tv | Jimmy Lee

Awards

NUMIX Awards 2014 - Best Web TV production, Fiction & drama
TO Webfest 2014 - Official Selection
Gémeaux Awards - Finalist, Best Original serie produced for digital media
DigiAwards for - Finalist Best Webseries fiction

Public Speaker - Ambassador

2014 - today

CIUSS- Mental Heath (ADHD) – Ambassador et Spokesman (congrès TDAH tous azimuts – Clip video « De rêveur à vainqueur ! »
Together at school with Montreal Alouettes (2017-2018)
Ultimate Football tour with Montreal Alouettes (2018)
Le Bouclier (depuis 2016)

Football Coach

2006 - today

Mini Rouge et Or | Camp de perfectionnement CNDF | Séminaire Saint – François | Akrospeed

Pour 3 Points

2018 - 2019

Development Advisor
Non-profit organization to support youth

Canadian Football League

2013-2018

Professional Football Player
Montreal Alouettes | Winnipeg Blubombers | Saskatchewan Roughriders | BC Lions, Vancouver | BC Lions Rookie of the year

2018 - Multidisciplinary Bachelor Elite Athlete Football – Intervention sportive – Sciences sociales – Orientation
2008 - D.E.C Champlain College/Lennoxville Elite Athlete – Football et Basketball - Sciences sociales
2006 - D.E.S au Séminaire Saint-François (Québec) Elite Athlete – Football et Basketball