Since her studies at the Mel Hoppenheim school, Sophie has developed an intimate approach that leaves room for detours and adventure, bypassing the standards of a more educational and conventional cinema. After having produced I’ve Seen the Unicorn by Vincent Toi (Hot Docs and RIDM 2014), she moved on to directing with J’ai comme reculé, on dirait, a documentary essay completed as part of a residency at the Center de Création Outskirts of Paris. In 2017, she directed Claire l’hiver, her first fictional feature film. Sophie just finished L.A. Tea Time a feature-length documentary road movie that was shot in May 2018 between Montreal and Los Angeles, with the help of Telefilm Canada’s micro-budget program. In this third film, the director will try to have tea with Miranda July to ask her for professional advice.
Stéphane Lafleur is a filmmaker, screenwriter and editor. He directed Continental – un film sans fusil, En terrains connus and Tu dors Nicole. He is a member of the groups Avec pas d’casque et feu doux.
Steve Bates is an artist and musician currently living in Saskatoon. His work has been exhibited and performed in Canada, Europe, Chile, Senegal and the United States, at such galleries as Casino Luxembourg, Musée d’art contemporain du Montréal, Dazibao, and Fonderie Darling as well as festivals including Suoni per il Popolo, Mutek, and Tuned City. His work listens to boundaries and borders, points of contact and conflict. Thresholds are explored, stretched and blurred. The sonic is the starting point for his projects which are evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. He works in the field, on the air, in museological/gallery and performance contexts. These shifting territories reflect the content of his practice.
William Gagnon is a Film Studies MA student at the Université de Montréal. His research projects are concerned with amateur cinema, home movies and reversal film.