PREVIOUS WORK

LE GOUT DES JEUNES FILLES

Filmed in French, the film follows the exploits of young Fanfan and Gigi as they come of age in Duvalier era haiti, in the 1970's.

 

Haïti. 1971. Le dictateur François Duvalier meurt. Dans une atmosphère tendue, son fils Jean-Claude s'apprête à lui succéder.

Pour sa part, Fanfan, un garçon de quinze ans surprotégé par sa mère, passe son temps à fantasmer sur les jeunes et jolies prostituées qui habitent l'immeuble en face de chez lui, dans l'appartement d'un influent tonton macoute. Sortant le soir à l'insu de sa mère, Fanfan se laisse entraîner par un ami dans les quartiers chauds de la ville.

Croyant à tort qu'on le recherche pour le meurtre d'un macoute, l'adolescent prend la fuite et se cache dans l'appartement des prostituées. Il obtient alors le secours de l'une d'elles, la ravissante Miki, avec qui il vit sa première relation sexuelle.

CURTIS'S CHARM

Curtis's Charm is a Canadian comedy-drama film, released in 1995. The directorial debut of John L'Ecuyer, the film won a special jury citation for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.

Based on a short story by Jim Carroll, the film stars Maurice Dean Wint as Curtis, a paranoid drug addict who believes his mother-in-law has cast a voodoo spell on him, which has resulted in his being stalked by a killer squirrel. With the help of his friend Jim (Callum Keith Rennie), he tries to devise a talisman to protect him from the curse.

John directed multiple episodes over the 4 seasons and acted as a showrunner/Creative producer as well

REGENESIS - TV Series

Created by:

Christina Jennings

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

Where :

Shaftsburry Films

The series, which ran for four seasons, revolves around the scientists of NorBAC ("North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission"), a fictional organization with a lab based in Toronto. The organization investigates problems of a scientific nature, such as bio-terrorism, mysterious diseases or radical changes in environment throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. NorBAC is headed by David Sandström (played by Peter Outerbridge), the chief scientist and molecular biologist. Through this character the show often addresses topical social, political and ethical issues related to the science at hand.

The series was originally seen on The Movie Network and Movie Central with rebroadcasts on Global and Showcase in Canada. Internationally it can be seen on FX in the United Kingdom, The Science Channel, Halogen TV and in syndication at CW Plus in the United States, and FX Latin America in Mexico; as well as numerous broadcasters in Europe and Asia. International distribution is handled by Oasis International. As of April 2012 the show can also be seen on Hulu.com.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReGenesis

CONFESSIONS OF A RABID DOG

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

What's the heroin scene really like? Why do people start to use? Can they ever stop? This film delves into questions like these with the directness you'd expect from someone who's been there. The documentary's guide is director John L'Ecuyer, who spent seven years on the streets of Montreal as a junkie. Six heroin addicts in recovery share their experiences with him.

MURDOCH MYSTERIES - TV series

Created by:

Christina Jennings

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

Where :

Shaftesbury Films

Detective Murdoch investigates the murder of Dolly Capshaw, a mid-wife who, it turns out, was also an abortionist. Using new techniques such as fingerprints (or finger marks as they are known at the time) and handwriting analysis, Murdoch eliminates a number of suspects but has proof that a self-righteous and nosy neighbor, Mr. Golding, was in the house. Missing from Capshaw's desk is her register of clients, a large red book with the image of a dragon on the cover. Murdoch's investigation involves many people whose lives had, in one way or another, crossed with Capshaw's including Ettie Weston, who is no longer a prostitute but is now on the stage with a mentalist act and Maude Pedlow, the wife of a prominent Superior Court judge. Meanwhile, Constable George Crabtree is in training for the Toronto police boxing tournament under the tutelage of Inspector Ramsgate.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Dragon%27s_Tail

John directed the film that launched the series as well as multiple episode over seasons 1 to 4. 

THE RIVERBANK

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

Where :

The Film Works

 

The Riverbank, directed by John L'Ecuyer and starring Kari Matchett and Ken Welsh, premiered as the opening night Gala presentation at the 2012 Cinefest in Sudbury to a sold out audience. Based on the novel, Tracing Iris, by Genni Gunni.  Now screening on The Movie Network and Movie Central and currently being sold internationally by College Street Pictures.

 

Source:  http://www.thefilmworks.ca/news.htm

THE LISTENER- TV series

Created by:

Michael Amo

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

Where :

Shaftesbury Films

The Listener is a Canadian fantasy drama created by Michael Amo. The series stars Craig Olejnik as Toby Logan, a paramedic with telepathic powers, who finds himself consulting with law enforcement to make a change in the world by helping others while listening to the thoughts of victims and criminals, and seeing images that they saw.

The series was broadcast in Canada on CTV and was produced by Shaftesbury Films, in conjunction with CTV and Fox International Channels.

The series premiered on CTV on June 3, 2009. CTV renewed the series for four more seasons, each consisting of 13 episodes, premiering February 8, 2011, May 30, 2012,May 29, 2013, and May 26, 2014. In August 2014, CTV announced that they had cancelled the show. The series finale aired on August 18, 2014.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Listener_(TV_series)#Production

GOD'S COUNTRY

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

Where :

Shaftesbury Films

 

In God's Country is a modern day story of slavery. Young women ignored by the police and protected by "freedom of religion" are trapped in polygamous communities scattered throughout North America. Judith Joseph is one of them. Despite being raised under the watchful eyes of "God's Keepers" and knowing no other life, Judith realises she cannot watch her sixteen year old daughter succumb to the same fate she was born into. Desperate, with no other resources and no connections, Judith sets her house on fire and escapes with her five children. Alone, on the "outside", Judith is ill equipped to handle the challenges facing her, but she's determined to build a life. As she struggles to feed her family, Judith's daughter naively runs back to the community they've just escaped. Judith knows that if she doesn't intervene her own daughter will end up married to her former husband. Even knowing she is no match for the powerful men who call themselves prophets, Judith refuses to turn her back on her daughter. This is the story of Judith's remarkable journey. Her heroic escape from the polygamous community is just the beginning... To save her daughter's life she's got to go back. 

- Written by Shaftesbury

 

Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814150/

THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

Where :

Shaftesbury Films

 

Kate Derby is a successful Washington DC lawyer, a career which does not seem to be enough to gain the acceptance or love of her parents, Cameron and Celia Derby, he a soon to be retired Canadian diplomat. Her parents' feelings are exacerbated by Kate accepting the case against their friend, Senator Sam Talbot. The case is a defamation lawsuit brought against him in he awarding a defense contract to a British firm, which has led to the financial ruin of Kate's American defense contractor client. En route from DC to London to gather information for the case, Kate collapses unconscious. She awakens in a secured London drug and alcohol rehab facility, she learns committed for a minimum of four months, the papers signed by her physician and an independent psychiatrist. She believes she is being framed by Talbot, especially since she is in possession of some sensitive information against him, while the facility administration tries to convince her that she has an alcohol abuse problem.

 

Source:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1279170/

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Tagged: The Jonathan Wamback Story is the true story of a teenage gang's attack on high school student Jonathan Wamback in Ontario, Canada. Following the attack, Jonathan falls into a coma. The movie shows the events leading up to the attack on Jonathan in June 1999, and follows through his slow recuperation during the months that follow.

 

Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0304782/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Director:

John L'Ecuyer

 

Where :

CTV

 

TAGGED: THE JONATHAN WOMBACK STORY
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