Pierre Lapointe

Pierre Lapointe

Writer/Producer at Northern Star Pictures
Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Westlake Village, California

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September 2014
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About Pierre

Born in Los Angeles, Pierre grew up in Canada, Europe and North Africa. His parents' passion for the arts and cinema in particular introduced him to the classic American films, the post-war Italian movies and the French New Wave. Curious about the process of filmmaking, he bought a Super-8 camera, studied cinematography and made short films. Returning to Montreal, he began to work in local productions, first as a P.A. then as a loader with an eye toward working the ranks up the camera department. A move back to Los Angeles and a facility with computer programming changed that path.

While trying to establish himself in a competitive Hollywood market, Pierre was hired by a friend to write a software application that would track 1,000 travelers to a conference in South Africa that included various side trips.. The success of that effort led to more software consulting jobs in various industries, both in the private and public sectors, and finally to a VP position at a leading bank overseeing multiple teams and working on multi-million dollar projects.in the mortgage loan origination and servicing space.

His continued love for film drove Pierre to write and sell screenplays in his spare time and a non-fiction book published by Random House.
In 2017, he established Northern Star Pictures to produce quality films and series and has several projects in development including the action-sci-fi feature TIES THAT BIND, the historical action-adventure series AMERICAN KING, and THE PHOENICIAN CODE, loosely based on the novel by acclaimed Lebanese author Karim El Koussa, the series was developed with actor Nick Tarabay (SPARTACUS, STARGIRL, THE EXPANSE) who also stars. Pierre and Nick are also developing the female-drive action series LILITH.




    THE PHOENICIAN CODE Thriller Drama The murder of a small-town architect in Lebanon sparks a worldwide search by a pair of embattled academic lovers to decipher a 2,500-year-old conspiracy.  



    Television by Northern Star Pictures (Drama and History) Writer/Executive Producer Limited Series. In 1984, a former civil rights activist testifies in the 20 year old murder of an African American student he mentored during the Freedom Summer of 1964, forcing him to confront his troubled relationship with the young man.

  • Taken

    Taken (1999)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Writer Feature length adaptation of a short film I wrote, directed and edited.


    TAKEN (1997)
    Film (short) (Crime, Drama and Thriller) A kidnapped businessman finds out his wife and business partner won't pay the ransom and turns the tables on everyone.

  • Agency

    Agency (1980)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department What I remember most from this one is the crew gathering around to listen to Robert Mitchum's Hollywood stories.

  • Hog Wild

    Hog Wild (1980)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • L'homme en colère

    L'homme en colère (1979)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Film-Noir) Miscellaneous Crew Cheesy French "polar" with French icon Lino Ventura and American Icon Angie Dickinson.


    Series by Northern Star Pictures (Action, Adventure, Drama, War and 2 More) Writer/Executive Producer Based on the true story of American adventurer Josiah Harlan who traveled to Central Asia in the 1820s, engaged in the "Great Game" (the covert war between the British and Russians for control of the area) and became a king in Afghanistan.


    Series by Northern Star Pictures (Drama and Thriller) Writer/Executive Producer The murder of a small-town architect in Southern Lebanon sparks a worldwide search by a pair of embattled academics to decipher a 2,500-year-old conspiracy.

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