The Shortlist…Day 2 (Xavier Dolan)

Yep…This one’s a hottie!

He’s not just a pretty face though. He’s so much more than that! I don’t know how many people you know who have won 3 prizes at Cannes from the Director’s Fortnight, but I’m pretty sure Xavier is the only one! One of the prizes recognizes his undeniable talent as a screenwriter, another one from the Youth segment and the last one for the CICAE (Confédération internationale des cinémas d’art et d’essai).

And just like with Denis Villeneuve… I’ve actually worked with Xavier in the past as well! I played a small silent role in his upcoming film, Laurence Anyways. Check out the trailer at the link, it looks really interesting! Now… I’m ready for more!

…Oh, by the way, he’s even cuter in person!


Enter…The Shortlist (Day 1)

This week I will be featuring fellow Actors and Film Directors I intend to work with someday. 

The first person on The Shortlist is Québécois Film Director Denis Villeneuve. Actually, come to think of it…We’ve worked together before already! I was an extra for Polytechnique, a heart-wrenching film about the real-life tragic shooting that took place on December 6th at the Polytechnique in 1989. 

It was a real Honor and a Privilege watching him at work!

You might not know him if you’re not Québécois, but Mr. Villeneuve is an extremely talented and sensitive Film Director. His latest film, Incendies, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2011! I’ve seen it and let me tell you, it was a very well-deserved nomination! I cannot find the words to express just how deeply and powerfully the film moved me. It literally brought me to tears. Some scenes are unbearable. And yet, through it all, Denis masterfully weaves an incredible story inspired by Wajdi Mouawad‘s play. There’s tons of local and foreign talent that was involved in the making of this film as well, and it shows! 

I’ve been following Denis’ career ever since I rented his first Feature Film, Un 32 août sur Terre (August 32nd on Earth). Following his evolution has been a blessing ever since! I highly doubt Denis Villeneuve remembers working with me, but I really want to work with him in the future…This time, as an Actor. I would really love to get involved in the process of crafting a film with him. Hopefully, this time, Denis will remember me…And so will the film-going public!

Hey Mr. Denis Villeneuve…If you’re reading this, all I can say is…Thank you! You’re first on The Shortlist for a very good reason!