September 25, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Today, René Bourdages, Director General of Creation and Innovation at the National Film Board of Canada, announced the appointment of Louis-Richard Tremblay as Executive Producer of the NFB’s Montreal-based French Digital Studio. In his new capacity, Tremblay will oversee a team of digital production specialists whose work supports roughly one hundred artists and some 20 projects annually in different stages of development, right up to the moment when they’re released to the public. Tremblay takes over from Hugues Sweeney, as the studio celebrates 10 years and more than 150 completed productions and co-productions.
A producer with the studio since 2013, Tremblay is a digital trailblazer who’s fascinated with the power of interactive experiences. He likes to work with artists who appropriate new technology to create intelligent and imaginative documentary projects. At the NFB, he has led numerous acclaimed international co-productions—The Enemy, The Unknown Photographer and Do Not Track, among others—that have won awards (Numix, Gémeaux, Boomerang, Webby, Peabody) in Canada and abroad. A leader who’s skilled at sharing his vision and developing new talent, he’s mentored countless artists and producers on projects both large and small (Streamers, Wind Instrument), and regularly gives talks and master classes at universities (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aarhus, Concordia) and festivals (Festival du nouveau cinéma, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam). He is driven by the thrill of working with others who combine their talents to push the boundaries of their art.
After studying political science and making a brief foray into architecture, he developed a passion for radio before ultimately finding his way to interactive. In 2001, he joined the multimedia cross-platform website, radio and TV show bandeapart.fm. From 2007 to 2013, he directed several teams of digital creators and journalists for Société Radio-Canada.
The Montreal-based French Digital Studio was founded in 2009, together with the online screening room NFB.ca, as part of the digital shift implemented by the NFB to allow it to pursue its public mandate of creation, innovation and accessibility in Canada’s new digital ecosystem.