The Team


Simon Plouffe grew up in the mining district of Rouyn-Noranda. since 1998 has been living and working in Montreal.
After studying and working in sound design, he obtained a screenwriting certificate at UQAM and a BFA in Film production at
Concordia University.

His work experiences as a sound recordist led him to explore the world of sound and its various usages, either in terms of creating
or designing soundtracks for his own films. In 2007, he directed a short fiction film A Taste of Feathers, that was presented at the
festival uninvited in Paris and at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, in Montreal.

He directed his first feature-length documentary by giving a voice to the citizens of Malartic in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, who are
facing the implementation of an open pit gold mine in the heart of their city. Others’ Gold (2011) demonstrates the necessity to
document this human drama. His knowledge of the region and the mining environment allows him to adapt his approach to one
that emphasizes human sensitivity and denounces injustice. This film has been awarded in three international film festivals.


Jeannine Gagné, producer and director, has worked for almost ten years within the filmmakers’ collective les Films de l’autre. She has produced numerous short, medium and feature-length films among whichThe Snail Position, a Canada/France coproduction with the participation of Canal Plus. Gilles Carle, the untamable mind from Charles Binamé won the Jutra for Best Documentary and the Gemeaux for best documentary editing. Art in Action, a feature documentary from Magnus Isaccson and Simon Bujold on the artists of the ATSA (Socially Acceptable Terrorist Action).


Notable projects include the Extremis series, the film Black Wave – The Legacy of Exxon Valdez, nominated for a Gemini award, the documentary Une mort insensée and the film Le Tour de rêve. In 2007, he produced and directed the documentary, Los Mexicanos – Le combat de Patricia Pérez that aired on Les Grands Reportages on Radio-Canada (RDI). In 2008, Los Mexicanos was presented in official competition at several world-renowned film festivals and has received several Honourable Mentions.

MARC THOMAS-DUPUIS, offline editor

A freelance editor, Marc has extensive experience in video editing. The documentary on Dany Laferrière La dérive douce d’un enfant de petit goâve , on which he worked, won the Audience Award at the RIDM in 2009 and was aired on TV5.