Catherine Drolet has been in film production for 17 years. She worked on over 50 films and documentaries at the National Film Board of Canada and at InformAction Films before founding Films de l’Oeil Inc. She gained prominence as a producer with the feature-length documentary, Yesterday Still Hoping, broadcast on Radio-Canada, RDI and TV5 Monde and screened at numerous festivals and cinemas. The film was honoured at the Festival international des droits de l'homme in Paris. She also produced Small Wonders, selected for competition at Hot Docs and broadcasted on CBC. Catherine curated the Encounter with the Ma’ohi culture of French Polynesia to the acclaim of the public and the international francophone media and was involved in the Polynesian dance episode of the documentary series Voulez-vous danser? (Artv) She has also presided on various juries, notably the the Quebec Cinema Awards and Prix Gémeaux (Quebec Television Awards). In 2013 Catherine launched the feature-length documentary No Land No Food No Life (Sans terre, c’est la faim) along with an interactive website. The film was selected by the VIFF and IDFA, and FFPE where it received a special jury mention, and Festival del Terre where it won the Crossroads / Images from the global South Prize. It has screened in cinemas, and been broadcast on Super Channel and Télé-Québec and numerous international broadcasters. Un gars, c'est un gars! (A Guy's a Guy!) was released in 2014. This debate-style film on school dropouts was shown on RDI and Radio-Canada. At the 2014 Prix Gémeaux both films were nominated for "Best Social Documentary" and Un gars, c’est un gars! was also up for "Best Research: Public Affairs, or Documentary Programming.” In 2017, she releases with the collaboration of CBC, Cities Held Hostage (Main basse sur la ville), by Martin Frigon, is a vivid history of the enormous conglomerates that have defined North America. Claude n’est pas mort, by Bruno Boulianne, a touching portrait of the painting artist Claude Dolbec, will be broadcasted in 2018 by Canal D. Catherine works also on Traffic, a feature-length documentary film about human trafficking, directed by Helen Simon and co-written with Courtney Montour, is a coproduction with David Lindner Leporda (Filmallee GmbH, Germany), in collaboration with Doc Channel, Radio-Canada and BR. She is also working on the development of a diversity of documentary projects.
Rigorous and passionate, Catherine Drolet is skilled at assembling exceptional teams of artists and technicians to ensure that her productions bear a stamp of quality. A life-long learner fascinated by a multiplicity of topics, her formal education includes a Bachelor of Counseling (B.Ed., 1997), a diploma from HEC-Montreal in television and cinematographic production management education program (2010) and a Master in project management (MGP, 2015).
Véronique Lanoix has a BA in communication, specializing in television, from UQÀM (Université du Québec à Montréal). Following her studies, conducted both in Montreal and Chile, she spent her first years after graduation gaining professional experience abroad. She is fascinated by human influence and experience and strives to make the world a better place, hence her passion for documentary film and photography. With her versatility and her eye for detail, Véronique co-ordinates Films de l’Oeil projects through production to distribution.
Nancy has over 23 years of experience in film and television production accounting. After working for a number of independent production houses Nancy launched her own management company in 2009. Her solid expertise contributes to the efficient management of every Films de l'Oeil production.