HERVÉ DEMERS (Canada)
Hervé Demers is a filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. His previous short films have been selected by over 100 international festivals, garnering such honours as the Tamashii (“Soul”) Award at the CON-CAN Movie Festival in Japan and the award for Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 61st Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival in Canada. He is an active member of Les Films de l’Autre, a production company run by 30 filmmakers who both direct and produce their own works, and has been a member of its board of directors since 2011. Le nom que tu portes (The Name You Carry), his fourth narrative short, premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France.
ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN 21′ Hervé Demers Canada 2007
When his loving wife passes away, a retired 82-year-old farmer is relegated to a retirement home. The looks of those around him seem to silently condemn him to an imminent death, but with the aid of his unfailing memory and with hope still alive in his heart, the old man resolves to defend his right to go on living till his very last breath.
A SHADE OF GREY 14′ Hervé Demers Canada 2013
A peaceful life on a family farm. A cold, clear winter day. Nine-year-old Noémy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.
THE NAME YOU CARRY 15′ Hervé Demers Canada 2016
When Vlace is suspended for hitting a classmate, Sasha is called to come get his son at school and has no choice but to take him along on his delivery route. During this intimate journey, we discover what provoked Vlace’s uncharacteristic act, as father and son find their way toward a new understanding