Catherine Drolet has been in film production for nearly 15 years. She worked on over 40 films and documentaries at the National Film Board of Canada and at InformAction Films before founding her own production house in 2008. She gained prominence as a producer with the 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 broadcast on CBC. Catherine curated the Encounter with the Ma’ohi culture of French Polynesia to public and international media acclaim and contributed to the Polynesian dance episode of the documentary series Voulez-vous danser? She has also presided on various juries, notably the Jutra Awards. In 2013 Catherine launched the highly anticipated 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, IDFA, RIDM and FFPE where it received a special jury mention. It has screened in cinemas, and been broadcast on Super Channel and Télé-Québec. 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 in January and is scheduled for broadcast on Radio-Canada. At the 2014 Prix Gémeaux (Quebec Television Awards) 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.” 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 B.Ed and a Diploma in project management.
President & Producer
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.