Photo credit : Laurent Palardy

Zoé Pelchat

Director | Screenwriter

Zoé Pelchat got her big break with DOMINOS ( season 1 and 2), crowned Best Digital Series at the first edition of the Canneseries in 2018. After a bachelor’s degree in communications at Concordia University, she studied filmmaking at INIS. Her fiction projects, which she writes and directs, all have a very personal touch; a mix of darkness and humour, an aesthetic of imperfection and a deep love for humanity. MOON (Lune) is her first short film.

She is currently working on her first feature film DOUCE PRIÈRE and two television series projects: GABY LES COLLINES and ATLANTIS, while continuing her advertising career within the prestigious Cinélande banner.

Filmography

Lune

2020

Short film
Director and screenwriter
Prod. Mémo Films

Awards

« La Vague » Award (best canadian short film) - FICFA
Jury’s Mention – Vancouver International Film Festival
Special Jury’s Mention – Best actor (Joanie Martel)* - Canadian Film Fest
FESTIVAL
International competition – Festival du film de Clermont-Ferrand
International competition – Aspen Shortsfest
Official competition – Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma
Official competition – Concorto Film Festival
National competition – Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Gaby les collines

In development

Short film
Director and screenwriter
* SODEC Young Creators Grant - Screenwriting
* SACD development grant
* CALQ Research and Creation Grant

Atlantis

In development

Short film | 17 minutes
Co-director and co-screenwriter
Production Club Vidéo
*SODEC grant - Emerging Creators

Dominos II

2020

Webserie
Original Idea, screenwriter, director
Production Deux par deux
Broadcaster TV5.ca

Awards

Prix Fonds Bell de la Meilleure série courte* – Courts d’un soir
Best web series* – L.A. Film Awards
Best drama, best editing* – NYC Web Fest
Best actor in a drama* (Emile Schneider) – Minnesota Webfest
Best drama* – Bilbao Seriesland Nomination - Meilleure interprétation masculine dans une série créée pour les médias numériques (Gregory Beaudin) – Prix Gémeaux
Gémeaux Awards - Nomination - Best Female Performance in a Series Created for Digital Media (Pascale Drevillon)
Gémeaux Awards - Nomination - Best Male Performance in a Series Created for Digital Media (Gregory Beaudin)
FESTIVALS
Official competition – Melbourne Webfest
Official competition – Santa Monica International Film Festival
Official competition – Sydney Webfest
Official competition – T.O. Webfest
Official competition – Rio Webfest
Official competition – Seoul Webfest
Official competition – IOWF Awards

Dominos

2018

Webserie, fiction | 5 x 8 min.
Original Idea, screenwriter, director, casting.
Prod. St Laurent TV | Diffusion TV5.ca

Awards

Webfest Berlin 2018 – international competition
Marseille Webfest 2018 - international competition
Winner of the Best Digital Series Award – Official competition officielle CANNESERIES 2018
33rd Prix Gémeaux 2018 – nominated in 2 categories : en lice dans 2 catégories:
best screenplay series digital fiction (Zoé Pelchat) & best male interpretation (Émile Schneider)

Les 21

2018

Webserie, Documentary | 21x 2 min.
Director, creator
Prod. St Laurent TV
Broadcast La Fabrique Culturelle

Les Presqu’histoires

2015

Webserie, Fiction | 4 x 7 min.
Director, co-screenwriter
Prod. Roméo et Fils | Broadcast Urbania.ca

Poèmes

2013

Experimental short films
Co-director, co-screenwriter.
Prod. Indépendant
Broadcast Urbania.ca

Zoé has directed more than 20 commercials for clients such as Québec Cinema, The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, Hydro-Québec, Vachon, Énergie 93.9, 3M, Quebec Youth, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Drug free kids, etc. She is represented by Cinélande in advertising.

Kingston Queen - Di Astronauts

2017

Prod. Saint Laurent TV

Bubble of Joy - Heart Streets

2015

Prod. Romeo et Fils

Lips - Human Human

2015

Vimeo staff pick | Prod. DTO Films

Le rouge des crépuscules - Acte

2014

Réalisatrice et monteuse

Piscine - Fanny Bloom

2014

Nominated at the CBC Music Video Awards
Prod.Roméo et Fils

L'Institut National de l'Image et du Son

2016

Cohorte Cinéma 2016, specialized in direction
Montréal

Concordia University

2009-2012

Bachelor’s in communication
Montreal
Graduated with honours.