A SIGNATURE STYLE
DAVID BOISCLAIR is an experienced Canadian director based in Los Angeles. For more than a decade, he has created works for film and television that skillfully combine aesthetics and originality with modern production standards. Thanks to his bold and original artistic vision rooted in the mixing of genres, David holds a highly regarded American work visa for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement in the field of motion pictures and television.
A REMARKABLE BACKGROUND
David graduated with distinction from Concordia University in film production. He went on to market some 15 feature films for the National Film Board of Canada before he made the big leap to get behind the camera. The short film LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, which he wrote, directed and produced, launched him onto the international scene. This musical, starring 26 seven-year-olds, had its world premiere as the opening film at the The World Film Festival and brought home the Public Award for Best Canadian Short Film. The film went on to have a successful run in Quebec theatres and was invited to compete in official competitions at close to 15 festivals throughout North America and Europe, including the prestigious International Festival of Audiovisual Programs in France. Backed by critical and commercial success, David attended the National Film and Sound Institute, and soon after embarked on a prolific career in television.
A PROFESSIONAL IN ACTION
David is now highly esteemed and well recognized for his achievements in both English and French. 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 in 2015 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, a documentary that he created and directed. The second nomination, in the category Best Digital Production for a Program or Series: Fiction, was for the acclaimed series 19-2, for which he directed 10 reports for CBC. David also orchestrated the directing for the Making of 19-2 in English for Bravo, Acorn TV and CTV and has directed numerous highly acclaimed productions for CBC such as the French-Canadian version of DANCING WITH THE STARS entitled LE MATCH DES ÉTOILES. David has also directed dozens of magazines, reports, reality TV programs and variety shows for TVA, Historia, MOI&cie, V, MAX, Life Channel and Télé-Québec. In addition, David is producing and directing DESTINATION, his original documentary series for Air Canada.
A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
“I film to find out how the film will turn out,” said Alain Resnais. Drawing inspiration from this master filmmaker, David believes that this sentiment sums up the essence of his passion for his profession.