David Boisclair

David Boisclair

Director in Los Angeles, California

About David

David is an experienced Canadian director based in Los Angeles who, for more than a decade, has created works for film and television that skillfully combine aesthetics and originality with modern production standards. He has worked on dozens of sets, both in the control room and on location, for several Canadian television networks. An accomplished interdisciplinary, David counts in his filmography close to 500 episodes for over 60 productions, ranging from variety shows, comedies, science magazines and reality TV shows to history magazines, youth programs and documentaries. The high quality of his work was recognized with two Gémeaux Award nominations by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The first nomination, in the category Best Documentary Program or Series: Biography or Portrait, was for The Hole in my Head (2015), a documentary that he developed and directed. The second nomination, in the category Best Digital Production for a Program or Series: Fiction, was for the acclaimed series 19-2 (2015), for which he directed and wrote 10 reports for CBC. David holds a highly regarded American work visa for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement in the field of motion picture and television.


Name: David Boisclair

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director

Credits

  • Destination: Fashionably Committed

    Destination: Fashionably Committed (2017)
    Video (Documentary and Short) Director Fashion meets social commitment at Apolis, a unique brand employing artisans around the world. Discover the boutique run by the Partons, two brothers who are global citizens.

  • Destination: From No-Tell to Hotel

    Destination: From No-Tell to Hotel (2017)
    Video (Documentary and Short) Director Behind the country style and plaid exterior of the Farmer's Daughter Hotel lies a racier past. Discover the history of this unique hotel.

  • Destination: Palm Trees, Art & Propaganda

    Destination: Palm Trees, Art & Propaganda (2017)
    Video (Documentary and Short) Director The Wende Museum features one of the largest collections devoted to the Soviet Union and the Cold War. Step into Vault 5 for a trip back in time.

  • Destination: The Secrets of the Atrium

    Destination: The Secrets of the Atrium (2017)
    Video (Documentary and Short) Director A two-hour drive from Los Angeles lies Sunnylands, one of the most magnificent mid-century houses in California. Explore the secrets of its atrium.

  • Parents sous observation

    Parents sous observation (2016)
    Television (Documentary and Family) Director Who hasn't shot a dirty look at a parent who was acting in a questionable manner with their kid? Who hasn't wanted to intervene with an impolite or undisciplined child in public? These are the types of issues raised in Parents sous observation, a documentary series on parenting.

  • Le trou dans ma tête

    Le trou dans ma tête (2015)
    Film (Documentary and Biography) Director Benoît Cliche (Bën), 32 years old, has been fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer for two years. Unable to undergo a fifth surgery, this young multidisciplinary artist compiled a bucket list. Le trou dans ma tête (The Hole in my Head) is a documentary portrait of a determined fighter who finds the solace he needs in art to make this difficult journey where he encounters friends, family, former colleagues and surprises along the way. Written by David Boisclair, director

  • 19-2: 10-4 Over

    19-2: 10-4 Over (2015)
    Video (Short) Director A glimpse at the final film shoot of three seasons of one of the top French Canadian series ever produced.

  • 19-2: Main dans la main

    19-2: Main dans la main (2015)
    Video (Short) Director Thanks to the close collaboration between the Montreal Police Department and the 19-2 production team, fiction mirrors reality.

  • 19-2: L'arrestation

    19-2: L'arrestation (2015)
    Video (Short) Director Discussions with the actors and the director about preparing for and filming a horrible final rape scene that ultimately costs Brouillard his career.

  • 19-2 on Bravo: The Dark Side

    19-2 on Bravo: The Dark Side (2015)
    Video (Short) Director In 19-2, each character must inevitably face their demons, their dark side. 19-2 on Bravo: The Dark Side features the actors talking about the motivations and dualities of their characters. It's no secret: 19-2 is filled with hurt, secretive and fascinating cops, their unresolved issues and skeletons in the closet often back lashing their professional lives. As we go deeper into season 2, The Dark Side finds the ghosts hidden behind the badges. Actors paint the portrait. Written by David Boisclair, director

  • 19-2 on Bravo: The Mole

    19-2 on Bravo: The Mole (2015)
    Video (Short) Director Throughout season two, the mole's storyline is on everyone's lips. 19-2 on Bravo: The Mole explores this storyline. Producers and actors dish on what it took to put together Season 2's "Orphans" episode of hit Bravo series 19-2.

  • 19-2: L'envers du décor

    19-2: L'envers du décor (2015)
    Video (Short) Director An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a large-scale set where the director orchestrates a scene with a gas leak featuring dozens of actors and extras.

  • 19-2 on Bravo: Showdown

    19-2 on Bravo: Showdown (2015)
    Video (Short) Director The middle of 19-2 season two features the ultimate confrontation between Ben and Nick. Showdown delves into the conflict that fuels the duo, through the filming of a pivotal scene where the two colleagues clash dangerously and centers on an in-depth interview with the two lead actors, Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso. We knew the confrontation was coming; tension has been building up. But this moment of violent truth in 19-2 is more than an argument. It is a face off, a pivotal point in the season. Will it bring the duo's demise or its much-needed salvation? Written by David Boisclair, director

  • 19-2: Survivre au traumatisme

    19-2: Survivre au traumatisme (2015)
    Video (Short) Director Whether it follows a tragic event or the accumulation of day-to-day stress, post-traumatic shock is a real issue for police officers.

  • 19-2: La béquille

    19-2: La béquille (2015)
    Video (Short) Director An account of how police officers' professional training is designed to prevent drug and medication addictions.

  • 19-2: Le coup de poignard

    19-2: Le coup de poignard (2015)
    Video (Short) Director A look at the filming of a key 19-2 scene in which Ben Chartier's life is put at risk.

  • 19-2: L'odieux secret

    19-2: L'odieux secret (2015)
    Video (Short) Director Following up on the Sergeant Houle suicide, a clinical sexologist defines and explains pedophilia.

  • 19-2: Jour après jour

    19-2: Jour après jour (2015)
    Video (Short) Director In the day-to-day life of police officers, a day that starts out fine can turn tragic in minutes.

  • 19-2 on Bravo: The Women of 19

    19-2 on Bravo: The Women of 19 (2015)
    Video (Short) Director 19-2 on Bravo: The Women of 19 is a foray into the world of police women, where the actors explain-through their respective story-lines-how they portray their roles, how their characters balance their personal and professional lives, and how they perceive their relationships with their male colleagues. We explore with the three lead actresses main traits and key intrigue of their respective character. Where we left them in 19-2 season 1 and how they are evolving in season 2. How do they differentiate their cop persona to their every day, feminine one? What does a woman hide when wearing a badge? Written by David Boisclair, director

  • 19-2: L'alerte Amber

    19-2: L'alerte Amber (2015)
    Video (Short) Director The story of Amber Alert-how it was created, how it works, how effective it is and its success stories.

  • 19-2 on Bravo: Thirteen Minutes

    19-2 on Bravo: Thirteen Minutes (2015)
    Video (Short) Director 19-2 season 2 opens with a high school shooting. The images are raw and shocking, especially since they're the focus of a 13-minute shot, a technical feat that expertly adds to the narrative. Joined by the artists and production team who took part in this film shoot, 19-2 on Bravo: Thirteen Minutes takes viewers into this intense moment of the series, explaining the reasons behind their artistic choice. Breaking down the sequence shot and the intense adjacent scenes reveals an explicit, behind-the-episode look at the staged elements and production choices that make up this powerful episode. Written by David Boisclair, director

  • Salut bonjour

    Salut bonjour (2014)
    Television (News) Director A daily morning show including news, features, interviews, weather forecasts and traffic reports.

  • Sur la toile

    Sur la toile (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Comedy) Director On this irreverent variety show, Les Denis Drolet dish out their famous dark sense of humour to review, scrutinize and comment on all the online content they can dig up about their featured musical guests!

  • Une fois c't'un clip

    Une fois c't'un clip (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Music) Director In the stand-up tradition, comedian Jean-Michel Anctil takes a look back at music videos from the '80s and '90s, spinning his own tales and anecdotes about them.

  • 19-2 on Bravo: Behind the Scenes

    19-2 on Bravo: Behind the Scenes (2014)
    Video (Drama and Short) Director Interviews with the artists and production team, plus an exclusive look at the season 1 sets from the English adaptation of 19-2, one of the biggest French Canadian hit TV series.

  • Par ici la sortie

    Par ici la sortie (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Talk-Show) Director An urban roadtrip that sets out to explore everything that inspires, interests and informs women. This trendy show features fascinating finds, forays and favorites.

  • Le code Chastenay

    Le code Chastenay (2011 - 2013)
    Television Director Each week, astrophysicist Pierre Chastenay and his team of expert scientists deliver educational content in layman's terms to remind us that science is constantly influencing many aspects of our daily lives.

  • Académie Airoldi

    Académie Airoldi (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Director In this reality show, designer Jean Airoldi becomes the director of a prestigious academy where six women have 10 days to become their own stylist.

  • Légitime dépense

    Légitime dépense (2011 - 2012)
    Television Director This weekly show examines consumer goods and services to help us make better choices.

  • Pénélope McQuade

    Pénélope McQuade (2011)
    Television (Talk-Show) Director Famous for her interest in arts and culture, Pénélope McQuade hosts a daily summer talk show that's all about fun and conversation.

  • Génies en herbe l'aventure

    Génies en herbe l'aventure (2011)
    Television (Game-Show) Director A general-knowledge quiz show featuring four teams of gifted students who face off in different Canadian cities.

  • Les docteurs

    Les docteurs (2011)
    Television (Talk-Show) Director A French Canadian adaptation of the American daily show The Doctors.

  • Ça s'branche où?

    Ça s'branche où? (2010 - 2011)
    Television Director Each week, journalists and experts bench test and analyze the latest software and gadgets to keep viewers connected!

  • Soirée excellence La Presse Radio-Canada

    Soirée excellence La Presse Radio-Canada (2011)
    Television Director At this live gala, La Presse newspaper and CBC pay tribute to leaders in the fields of business, the arts, sports, humanitarian aid and science who've stood out over the past year.

  • Génies en herbe les dessous de l'aventure

    Génies en herbe les dessous de l'aventure (2011)
    Television Director A behind-the-scenes look at Génies en herbe l'aventure, a general-knowledge quiz show featuring four teams of gifted students who face off in different Canadian cities.

  • Sucré salé

    Sucré salé (2008 - 2010)
    Television (Talk-Show) Director In this daily summer cultural show featuring interviews and reports, the host and guest stars take a look at what's happening in the vibrant Montreal arts and culture scene.

  • Bons baisers de France

    Bons baisers de France (2007 - 2010)
    Television (Talk-Show) Director France Beaudoin hosts this daily summer talk show featuring live musical performances.

  • Veux-tu m'épouser?

    Veux-tu m'épouser? (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Director In this weekly reality show, future grooms go to great lengths to make the most original marriage proposal to their brides-to-be.

  • Annie Brocoli présente G cuisiné

    Annie Brocoli présente G cuisiné (2010)
    Television (Family) Director With her trusted assistant Annie Brocoli, Germaine the vegetarian frog tries her hand at colourful recipes and shares her cooking secrets with kids.

  • Le match des étoiles

    Le match des étoiles (2007 - 2009)
    Television (Game-Show) Director With the help of their choreographers, celebrities and public figures go head to head before a live audience in this spirited dance competition.

  • Broco Show

    Broco Show (2008)
    Television (Family) Director Each week on this energetic children's show, two young participants join host Annie Brocoli and her dance troupe to sing and dance.

  • Raconte pour voir!

    Raconte pour voir! (2008)
    Television (History) Director This popular history show lets viewers discover the tales and legends of Quebec told by storytellers in one long take. They then explain the origin and historical impact of their stories.

  • Grosse journée

    Grosse journée (2007 - 2008)
    Television Director This morning show tackles a celebrity guest's to-do list, sharing tips and advice from experts on how to get through day-to-day chores.

  • O My God!

    O My God! (2007)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Director O My God! is a terrifying slasher which cleverly proves the exception to the rule. First of all, the customer is not always right. Secondly, a stubborn hairdresser with scissors can carry out much worse than a bloody crime. Finally, and contrary to all expectations, Butterfly substitutes mercilessly for Hitchcock. Despite all that, we must face the fact: Oprah will always remain this planet's most powerful woman. My God! Written by David Boisclair

  • Bons baisers de France spéciale théâtre

    Bons baisers de France spéciale théâtre (2007)
    Television (Talk-Show) Director A special edition of the talk show hosted by France Beaudoin highlighting the best Quebec theatre productions of the latest cultural season.

  • Tabac, retenez votre souffle!

    Tabac, retenez votre souffle! (2006)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew For decades, the tobacco industry has been fighting to market their products, well aware that they are addictive and deadly for their customers. This film illustrates this industry's worldwide effort to push their products through such efforts like intensive marketing, determined obfuscation of scientific facts and outright international criminal enterprise. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Mesdames et Messieurs

    Mesdames et Messieurs (2005)
    Film (Short) Director A chic, 1930s cabaret. The atmosphere is cool, but electric. The patrons, dressed to the nines, speak in hushed tones - we catch snippets of conversation, see eyes meet and smiles exchanged. There's a sense of anticipation, as though champagne corks are ready to pop. Ladies and gentlemen, the evening is getting underway! Couples meet to the sound of a cappella voices singing of love. The music - by Luc Plamondon, Patricia Kaas, Edith Piaf, Gérard Lenorman, Jean-Pierre Ferland and others - is sung by adults. But the couples are played by children: 26 seven-year-old whose teacher worked with them throughout the project. It's a dance-filled evening of emotion: from love to laughter, tears, anger, and back to love again. Voices mingle and dancers glide through an evening bursting with life and excitement. Written by David Boisclair

  • Histoire d'être humain

    Histoire d'être humain (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew A look at public education at a Montreal high school.

  • Au nom de la mère et du fils

    Au nom de la mère et du fils (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Who Shot My Brother?

    Who Shot My Brother? (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Neighbourhood Deliveries

    Neighbourhood Deliveries (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Desert Wind

    Desert Wind (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Story of a Mediation

    Story of a Mediation (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Jean-Pierre Perreault: Giant Steps

    Jean-Pierre Perreault: Giant Steps (2004)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Soraida, une femme de Palestine

    Soraida, une femme de Palestine (2004)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Ce qu'il reste de nous

    Ce qu'il reste de nous (2004)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew This bold documentary follows a young Tibetan refugee in Quebec as she returns to her native land carrying a video message by the Dalai Lama. Tibetan families gather around, transfixed by the images of the leader who since 1950 has been trying to obtain permission from the Chinese authorities to return to his homeland and his people. Written by Anonymous

  • My Son Shall Be Armenian

    My Son Shall Be Armenian (2004)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Zero Tolerance

    Zero Tolerance (2004)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew A documentary that puts the specter of racism and racial profiling by Montreal police under the microscope.

  • Medicine Under the Influence

    Medicine Under the Influence (2004)
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  • La cueca sola

    La cueca sola (2003)
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  • Le cabinet du docteur Ferron

    Le cabinet du docteur Ferron (2003)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Documentary about doctor and author Jacques Ferron

  • Y'a rien de sacré

    Y'a rien de sacré (2003)
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  • À quoi penses-tu?

    À quoi penses-tu? (2002)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Director In a cafe, a young man loses himself in thought. As he relentlessly chews his carrot cake, the energetic Laure recounts with enthusiasm her disastrous ad- venture. Captivated by her own countless details, she stirs and rests her cup of espresso without ever even taking a sip. Meanwhile, the young man, preoccupied with the origins of a dessert made with vegetables, is interrupted by the perplexed Laure with her question: "What's eating you?" Needless to say, the answer to her question is left up to the audience's interpretation... À quoi penses-tu? is a short film accentuated by a recurrent musical theme that teases the audience's perspective and interpretation. Is it possible that the musical score actually holds the hidden answer to the film's rhetorical question? It is for you to decide... Written by David Boisclair

Awards

  • Gémeaux Awards Nomination (Best Documentary Program or Series: Biography or Portrait): THE HOLE IN MY HEAD
    (2015)

  • Gémeaux Awards Nomination (Best Digital Production for a Program or Series, Fiction): 19-2 CASES
    (2015)

  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2009)

  • Image + Nation Festival (Montreal, Canada) / Official Competition: O MY GOD
    (2007)

  • Prends ça court! (Montreal, Canada) / Videographer Award: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Prends ça court! (Montreal, Canada) / Big Family Award: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Prends ça court! (Montreal, Canada) / Images en Vues Award: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Images en Vues (Magdalen Islands, Canada) / Public Award for Best Short Film: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (Biarritz, France) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Palm Beach International Film Festival (USA) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Montreal, Canada) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Carrousel international du film (Rimouski, Canada) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Images en Vues (Magdalen Islands, Canada) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • Prends ça court! (Montreal, Canada) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2006)

  • The World Film Festival (Montreal, Canada) / Public Award for Best Canadian Short Film: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2005)

  • The World Film Festival (Montreal, Canada) / Opening Film & Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2005)

  • Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax, Canada) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2005)

  • Calgary International Film Festival (Canada) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2005)

  • Acadia International Francophone Film Festival (Moncton, Canada) / Official Competition: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
    (2005)

  • Toronto World of Comedy International Film Festival (Canada) / Official Competition: WHAT'S EATING YOU?
    (2003)

  • The World Film Festival (Montreal, Canada) / Official Competition: WHAT'S EATING YOU?
    (2002)

Education

  • National Film and Sound Institute (Montreal, Quebec, Canada): Certificate of Professional Studies in Television Production
    (2006-2006)

  • Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada): Bachelor of Fine Arts With Distinction, Film Production & French Language
    (1993-1997)

  • Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom): Preparation Class for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    (1994-1995)

  • L'Assomption College (L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada): College Diploma, Social Sciences
    (1991-1993)

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