Stéphanie Morissette is one of the Quebec auteur film scene’s top producers. First with nihilproductions, then with Coop Vidéo de Montréal, she has worked on a dozen feature films screened at more than 50 international film festivals since the mid- 2000s.
In 2005, she started a creative partnership with director Denis Côté, with whom she co-produced DRIFTING STATES, winner of the Golden Leopard – video competition at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) and the Indie Vision Grand Prix at Jeonju (South Korea). To date, she has produced six more films with Côté, including ALL THAT SHE WANTS (Best Directing award – Locarno 2008) and CURLING (Best Directing & Best Actor awards – Locarno 2010).
In 2007, Morissette produced BEHIND ME, Rafaël Ouellet’s second feature film, which was screened in San Sebastián and Toronto (TIFF). She again teamed up with Ouellet on CAMION (2012), which won the Best directing award and Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
Shot in Burundi (East Africa), JOURNAL D’UN COOPÉRANT (2010) marked her first collaboration with veteran director Robert Morin, one of Quebec’s leading figures in experimental cinema. The film was screened on closing night at the Rendez- vous du cinéma québécois, and won the Best Canadian Film award at the Moncton Film Festival (Canada). Morissette was also one of the producers of the documentary feature film OVER MY DEAD BODY (Dir.: Brigitte Poupart), who made the Contenders 2012 list issued by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Stéphanie Morissette founded La Maison de Prod in 2010. Denis Côté’s VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR (co-produced with Metafilms’ Sylvain Corbeil) and Robert Morin’s FOUR SOLDIERS, her most recent works, will be both released in 2013.