René Chénier

René Chênier graduated in Communication & Arts at the Concordia University. Evolving in the cinema industry and successively set manager, production manager, executive producer and producer), he managed his own production company Arico Film Communication before joining the Studio Animation et Jeunesse (french program) at the ONF/NFB in 2006.

As an independant producer, René Chénier signed 'Hugo et le Dragon', the musical by Philippe Baylaucq which was rewarded on several occasions amongst which the Price for best independant french speaking production in Canada (Telefilm Canada Award – Banff Television festival 2002) and the Gémeaux Award for best direction – youth programs – in 2002.

He produced 'Et Dieu créa Laflaque', the series conceived by Serge Chapleau (Rockie Award, best comedy – Banff Television Festival 2002). He was also set manager for 'Fantastica' by Gilles Carle and First Assistant Director for 'Sonatine' by Micheline Lanctôt and production manager for 'Un zoo la nuit' by Jean-Claude Lauzon, 'Sous les draps les étoiles' by Jean-Pierre Gariépy, 'Une épopée en Amérique' by Gilles Carle and 'Souvenirs intimes' by Jean Beaudin. He also was the executive producer for ’15 février 1839' by Pierre Falardeau, executive producer for 'The Favourite Game' by Bernard Hébert and producer for 'Ce qu’il faut pour vivre' by Benoit Pilon. He recently produced Michèle Cournoyer’s latest movie 'Robe de guerre' for the NFB.

In 2008, he produced 'Champlain retracé', a 3D motion picture directed by Jean-François Pouliot.

“I had complete confidence in Jean-François Pouliot. He’s one of those directors who can judiciously combine technology, imagination and poetry.”
— RENÉ CHÉNIER, producer and executive producer, Animation and Youth Studio, French Program, National Film Board of Canada

Source : ONF