Steve Galluccio Translation / Adaptation
Steve Galluccio, playwright, screenwriter (born in Montréal, 9 Oct 1960). Steve Galluccio, whose plays are, for the most part, rooted in Italian immigrant behaviour, has written box office hits in both English and French. The son of parents who came to Montréal from Campania, Galluccio was raised in Montréal’s tight-knit Little Italy, and graduated from Pius X High School before he earned a degree in translation from Concordia University in 1981.
His first major stage play, Mambo Italiano, was translated into French by Michel Tremblay and produced by the Théâtre Jean-Duceppe in 2002, then done in English in 2003 by the Centaur Theatre in Montréal. The play, about a young homosexual who comes out to his strict Catholic family, was turned into a movie starring Ginette Reno, Luke Kirby, Mary Walsh and Paul Sorvino. Galluccio also wrote Ciao Bella, a romantic television series that was produced in French and in English by Radio-Canada, and the movie Surviving My Mother, a black comedy about his mother’s battle with cancer, which starred Caroline Dhavernas, Ellen David and Colin Mochrie.
Galluccio repeated his box office success in 2009 with In Piazza San Domenico, a farce about a stolen kiss that leads to toxic consequences. His 2010 movie Funkytown, featuring Patrick Huard, chronicles the rise and fall of Montréal’s disco scene in the 1970’s.
*From the Canadian Encyclopedia
René-Richard Cyr Director
René Richard Cyr is one of a small number of Québec directors who have a heightened aesthetic sense that is appreciated by both critics and audiences. During the last 30 years, he has directed well over 70 plays, several operas, and numerous variety shows on stage and television to his career credit. He has received many awards and distinctions. No stranger to the foreign repertory, he also directed the Weill/Brecht work Threepenny Opera, Tennessee Williams’ Glass Menagerie, Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening.
René Richard Cyr mapped out his route as a director with several hits: Aurore l’enfant martyre (1984), Bonjour, là, bonjour (1987), Les Bonnes (1994), and Les Muses orphelines (1994). Motel Hélène (1997) introduced author Serge Boucher, whose other works Cyr also produced: 24 poses (portraits) (1999); Avec Norm (2004); Les bonbons qui sauvent la vie (2004); Là (2007) and Excuse-moi (2010).
Designer and host of the program Le plaisir croît avec l’usage on Télé-Québec (2 prix Gémeaux for best variety show, 1999 and 2000), René Richard Cyr also shot several televised galas (Soirée des Masques, Fête nationale, Juste pour rire), and produced shows for Michel Lemieux, Joe Bocan, Diane Dufresne and Céline Dion that received Félix awards at the ADISQ galas. He received a Prix Gémeaux for the TV drama 24 poses (portraits) in 2001. In 2003, René Richard Cyr and Dominic Champagne co-directed CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’s Zumanity in Las Vegas.
*From the Canadian Encyclopedia
Yvann Thibaudeau Editor
Yvann Thibaudeau is a Quebec editor, born in 1973 in Montréal. He is known as a very creative editor for the films “Louis Cyr, the strongest man in the world”, “Borderline” as well as “Starbucks” and “Target Number One”.
He’s currently working on “Transplant” (CTV) and “Street Legal” (CBC). His extensive CV includes many television hits both in French and in English.
He won a Jutra award for best editing in 2009 for “Borderline” and a Gémeaux award in 2014 for the best editing: fiction with “Série Noire”.
Marc S. Grenier Producer
Marc is a producer and director. After having directed commercials for more than fifteen years and winning several international awards, Marc went on to direct and produce six feature films for the US and international market.
He produced documentaries and fiction series that have distinguished themselves in Canada and abroad, winning several Gémeaux Awards for: Achieving the Unachievable, Serial Frank and Les Lavigueur (CFTPA Indie Awards – Best Mini-Series). The latter two series were also adapted for broadcast in Greece and Spain. In 2011, he co-founded Baroque, where he produced the Mongol TV project, and many documentary series among others. He presently sits on several boards and is regularly invited to give conferences abroad. Marc has a wife and four daughters and disappears a few times a year to go fly fishing.
Nicolas Canuel Executive Producer
Born in Montréal, an actor’s child, Nicolas Canuel grew in a theatrical environment and has never left the community. After obtaining a diploma in acting, he participated in more than 12 theater productions, more than 40 films and TV series, and performed in more than 18 outstanding roles.
Well known as a versatile actor, he stands out in the roles of the crazy priest of “Sur Le Well known as a versatile actor, Nicolas is executive producer on all Barøque productions including the documentary series: Shotgun Ménard, Les Récupérateurs, Taverne and Rapailler L’homme and was producer of the series Route 66.