Three renowned screenwriters: Luc Dionne (creator of District 31 and Blue Moon), Martin Michaud (novelist and screenwriter of the hit series Victor Lessard), as well as Mårten Klingberg (Swedish screenwriter of Beck) reveal the secrets of their art, as current as it is timeless.
Initially trained in music and administration, Luc Dionne walked the corridors of power for a few years as a political attaché before embarking on dramatic writing. In 1995, he made a remarkable entry into the writing world when he wrote his first screenplay, the drama series Omertà, la loi du silence, which earned him a Gemini that same year. He is also the author of the television series Bunker, le cirque. Luc Dionne has focused his pen and director's eye on cinema for more than ten years with films such as Monica la mitraille, which won the prize for best adaptation, Aurore and L’enfant prodige. His latest crime series, District 31, has kept Quebecers spellbound for much of the past 12 months!
Born in Quebec City in 1970, and based in Montreal for twenty-five years, Martin Michaud practiced as a business lawyer before devoting himself fully to writing. Recognized by critics as the "master of Quebec thriller,” he has achieved ever-growing success with his seven thrillers, which have earned him public recognition in Quebec and Europe, as well as numerous literary prizes. In addition to his activities as a novelist, he adapted his series called Victor Lessard, which has earned resounding success on Club Illico and won the award for the best francophone program at the Banff World Media Festival 2016.
Director, scriptwriter and actor, Mårten Klingberg grew up in Vällingby, a suburb of Stockholm. He studied at the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting, but after his studies, his interests led him to work behind the camera. While completing half of the scriptwriting program at the Dramatic Institute (now the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts), he was able to convince the school to allow him to change paths to join the filmmaking program. His thesis film, Viktor and his Brothers, has won some forty awards at film festivals around the world, including the Swedish Guldbagge Award for Best Short Film. Since then, he has directed the feature films Offside and Cockpit, as well as writing and directing several films of the Swedish series Beck.