The Artists

Anne Lapierre : actress, puppeteer and visual artist. On the big screen, we saw her in Les signes vitaux by Sophie Deraspe, L’heure bleue by Sara Bourdeau, RESSAC by Pascale Ferland et Plus rien ne vouloir by Anne Émond. As a puppeteer, she toured many years with Le Théâtre de l’œil and was main puppeteer in the long feature Hugo le dragon by Philippe Baylauq. In 2016, she created a one-woman-show, PENSE-BÊTE (BEASTS), where she marries her skills in acting, in puppet and objects theater, in body shadows and in visual arts. A poetic satire where the animal kingdom settles its scores with the human beast in a battle of words, ideologies, and shadows!   www.annelapierre.com

Bruno Chouinard: A visual artist with Arts & Letters diplomas from Montreal University, UQAM and Georg Augüst Universität in Göttingen-Germany. He directed and produced three films and shed light for the first time as filmmaker at some international film festivals on four continents with his first film Paolo Chimney Sweep in 2012: Iceland, Greece, China and Bénin. Pouding ChômeursRequiem for Unemployment has had his Premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Festival in 2015 and is touring nationally in Quebec after being programmed at the Cinémathèque Québécoise in spring 2016. He won the Grand prize for Best film at the Working Title Film Festival in Vicenza, Italy. He is the co-artistic director and the co-producer of theater play PENSE-BÊTE (BEASTS).        www.lesfilmselgaucho.com