Christian Mathieu Fournier


After studying cinema at Laval university, Christian’s cinematographic experience with documentaries began in 2002 with Mourir au large, a film that tells of the concerns of groundfish fishermen in Gaspésie and Maudite machine! a human portrait on the universe of gamblers addicted to video poker lottery. In 2004, his film Make money, salut bonsoir! on workers suffering from berylliosis at the Noranda mine won him the Public’s Award and the Enviro Award at the Festival de films de Portneuf sur l'environnement. He continued by directing LÉANDRE BERGERON, AVEC CONVICTION SANS ESPOIR (2008), and, in 2012, L'ANGE DES GRONDINES (Public’s Award at the Festival des films de Portneuf sur l’environnement). In 2015, NALLUA, feature-length documentary on two Inuit women who return to the scene of a tragedy that decimated their loved ones in 1943, earned him the Special Mention from the jury at the Babel Film Festival, in Italy, and the Award for Best Canadian Documentary at the Festival International de cinéma et d'art de Percé. Since then, the movie has been noticed in over 12 national and international festivals. 

Christian Mathieu Fournier is currently Co-Director of  LA MAISON DES SYRIENS with Nadine Beaudet (WIFF - 2018 WINNER : Best International Film - Refugees & Migrants & Public’s Award at the FFPE). He is also Director of photography for the movies of Nadine Beaudet (Yolande Simard, The girl from the crater) and Lucie Lambert (Le grand châle d'Aamu).



Nadine Beaudet


Born in Pointe-aux-Outardes on the North Shore, Nadine has always enjoyed going on journeys in search of adventure and discovering. Of particular interest to her are the relationships between people and their actual and imaginary universes. Her cinematographic approach is based on affiliation, territorial identity and the imaginary world.


Her first feature film Le cosaque et la gitane has been awarded the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ) 2013. In her next movie, Le chant des étoiles, astronomy meets music in a poetic tale that results from the contrast and the fusion between two fabulous universes. 


With CES HOMMES DE PASSAGE (2015), she was part of the first cohort of the collective of 5 Directors (5 short) initiated by the NFB and SPIRA that aimed to reintroduce very short documentaries into the cinematographic landscape. Her most recent film, LE CHANT DES ÉTOILES (2016) selected by the Festival international du film documentaire en Cévennes (France), tells of the unique encounter of astronomy and music in a poetic and humane narrative.


The last, DAUGHTER OF THE CRATER, is a tender and determined testimony to Yolande Simard’s influence on the core of Pierre Perrault’s work, her partner and great love. The second, LA MAISON DES SYRIENS, co-directed with Christian Mathieu Fournier, is a sensitive portrait of a Syrian refugee family’s sponsoring committee in Saint-Ubalde, in the region of Portneuf (WIFF - 2018 WINNER : Best International Film - Refugees & Migrants & Public’s Award at the FFPE).


Production: Mediactive