Everyone has a story. My passion is putting them into a visual story
Company
Scatterflix Documentaries
An avid traveler, I left England at 16 and hitch-hiked my way around the world. I published various short stories inspired by these world travels, helped by my father Marius, one which was adapted to film in Canada. This began my love affair with cinema. I arrived in Montreal in 2000 with my daughter, Alyosha.
A graduate of Montreal's Concordia University cinema program, I created the award-winning "Stanley Lewis Documentary Collection" on the life of my dear friend, the Montreal sculptor, Stanley Lewis. "Dust, A Sculptor's Journey," continues to play in and around Montreal, and the main aim is to have Stanly Lewis recognized for the formidable artist he is.
My second full-length Canadian feature, "Chez Lise", is co-directed with hometown buddy, James Galwey in 2013. It follows two lovers, Deanna and Gordon who suffer from severe mental illness. It won first prize in Liège ImagéSanté for mental health, and other festivals in Canada and internationally.
2019: The Sea Hut 海边的小屋 , is a Chinese-Canadian production. Winner of three prestigious prizes in China at the Beijing Film Academy Awards and Jinan TV awards
2021: Shang Xin Fang, co-directed with Wang Ying an ethnological documentary on a community in the Yi Provence of China is winner of various prizes including Golden Tree International in Paris.
Since 2015, I have lived in China, teaching documentary film production at the Beijing Film Academy, Qingdao Campus. Currently in the UK during pandemic. Working for different associations teaching workshops on scrapbooking, digital storytelling and "how to kickstart your documentary."
I am currently working on three productions, one with the Woodbury Park Cemetery. You can see my full profile at my website, Scatterflix.
Best Innovation for documentary
THE SEA HUT - 海边小屋
Beijing Academy Awards. Dec 2019. Best Innovation for documentary
Beijing
2020
Best Sound Design
THE SEA HUT - 海边小屋
Beijing Academy Awards. Dec 2019. Best sound Design
Beijing
2020
Official Selection
THE SEA HUT - 海边小屋
TheLiftOffSessions
London
2019
First prize - Best Documentary
THE SEA HUT - 海边小屋
CVVA - Transnational academic festival for Film and TV
JInan
2019
College
Concordia Film School. Montreal. Canada
BFA with honors - Concordia Film School. Montreal. Canada
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Birth Date
April 28, 1966
Nickname
Jeanne
Birth City
London
Current City
Qingdao. China
Hometown
Tuchan - France. Tunbridge-Wells. UK.
Height
1.77
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Euroasian
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Married To
Maurice Valentin
Children
One child - Alyosha and granddaughter who is cheeky, Violette
I love walking out to places I don't know, or taking random bus/ train trips to get lost among the crowds, and find accidental new adventures and stories
"There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk" Guy Gavriel Kay - Canadian writer
Everyone has a story. My passion is putting them into a visual story
Company
Scatterflix Documentaries
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