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William S. Messier

Writer | Screenwriter

William S. Messier was born in 1984 in Cowansville. He lives in Sherbrooke, where he works as a translator, screenwriter and sometimes as a college teacher. He has been a postman, a bookseller and, in another life, a farm worker, a park ranger and a basketball referee. He has published four books of fiction and two translations. TERREUR 404 is his first web fiction project. He is currently working on his second fiction podcast project, a forest survival novel and a giant robot lumberjack children’s book.

 

Web

Terreur 404 Season 2

2018

Webseries | thriller horror | clips from 13 to 17 minutes
Creator and co-screenwriter with Samuel Archibald
Direction Sébastien Diaz
Les productions Casablanca | Ici tou.tv Extra

Awards

34e Gémeaux Award – 6 nominations, including Best Writing for a Program or Series produced for Digital Media : Drama, « Episode 5 », 2019

Terreur 404 Season 1

2017

Webseries | thriller horror | clips from 6 to 10 minutes
Creator and co-screenwriter with Samuel Archibald
Direction Sébastien Diaz
Les Productions Casablanca | Ici tou.tv Extra

Awards

33e Prix Gémeaux – « Best Writing for a Program or Series produced for Digital Media : Drama Fiction » and « Best original Fiction Program or Series produced for Digital Media» 2018
Grand Jury Prize, Webfest Berlin 2017
Prix categorie Action/Thriller/Suspens, Webfest Berlin 2017
Prix categorie Horror, Séoul Webfest 2018
Best Webseries, Realist Webfest (Russia) 2018
Prix Meilleure série web canadienne, T.O. Webfest (Toronto) 2018

Radio

CAVALE Season 2

in development

Podcast - fiction
Co-scriptwriter with Samuel Archibald
Ici Radio-Canada Première Plus

CAVALE

2018

Podcast - fiction
Co-scriptwriter with Samuel Archibald | Direction Michel Montreuil
Ici Radio-Canada Première Plus

Awards

Prix NUMIX 2019 : finalist - categorie linear production - podcast - documentaries, fiction or experimental

RADIO SAVAGE MILLS

In development

Podcast - fiction
Scriptwriter and direction
Independent Production

Creative texts - Books

BASKETBALL AND ITS FUNDAMENTALS (LE BASKETBALL ET SES FONDAMENTAUX )

2017

Story | Pocket edition 2018
Le Quartanier

Awards

Grand Prize of the book - Ville de Sherbrooke, 2018
Alfred-Desrochers Award, finalist, 2017

DIXIE

2013

Novel
Éditions Marchand de feuilles

ÉPIQUE

2010

Novel
Éditions Marchand de feuilles

TOWNSHIPS : RÉCITS D’ORIGINE

2009

Novel
Éditions Marchand de feuilles

Textes de créations - Traductions

FRANKIE BARNET, AN INDOOR KIND OF GIRL

2019

Stories | Metatron Press | Montreal | 2016
Éditions de Ta mère | 2019

ANDREW FORBES, THE UTILITY OF BOREDOM

2017

Baseball essays | Invisible Publishing | Toronto (Ontario) | 2016
Éditions de Ta mère (with Daniel Grenier) | 2017

Awards

Governor General's Award, traduction, finalist, 2018

JULIE BRUCK, MONKEY RANCH

2013

Poems | Brick Books | London (Ontario) | 2012
Éditions Triptyque | 2013

Awards

Governor General's Award traduction in poetry, 2012