Great realisations awarded by the industry
In 2000, Alain DesRochers made La bouteille, his first feature, which was nominated for a Genie for Best Direction, followed by TV series Music Hall I et II, nominated for the Prix Gémeaux 2003, Les Bougon: C’est aussi ça la vie,
nominated for the Prix Gémeaux 2004, Charlie Jade and Nos étés II. In 2009, with Cabotins and the Musée Éden TV serie, he was rewarded with the 2010 Rockie Award and a nomination at the Gémeaux.
The following year, Alain DesRochers directed the biographical film Gerry, which had an undeniable popular success and exceeded the million at the box office.
Inventive, meticulous, and always at the cutting edge, Alain Desrochers belongs to the new wave of Quebec filmmakers. His wry humour and mischievous energy belie the seasoned and respected director that he is, with over one hundred trailers and commercials to his credit, and numerous awards to honour them.
After branching into fiction with a number of short films, Alain helmed episodes of Tony and Ridley Scott’s popular series The Hunger before proceeding to his first feature, La bouteille, which was nominated for a Genie for Best Direction. Having directed Music Hall I and II and the first season of the hit comedy Les Bougon: C’est aussi ça la vie, Alain emerged on the English market with the cult sci-fi series Charlie Jade.
In the summer of 2007, the thrill-ride action feature Nitro, starring Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge and Lucie Laurier, opened in theatres to tremendous critical and box office success. He then went on to direct Musée Éden a big budget, SRC distributed, miniseries, which earned him a Rockie Award in Banff, an Artistic; Technical Contribution Award in la Rochelle and a nomination for Best Direction in a Dramatic Series at the Gémeaux
Awards 2010. He followed with Cabotins, a feature comedy starring Rémy Girard and Yves Jacques and then directed Gerry, a biopic about Offenbach’s lead singer, Gerry Boulet. Alain DesRochers then shot a new series for France 2, Les Limiers.
In 2016, after the success of the first Nitro Rush, Alain Desrochers produced the sequel to this successful achievement and recorded the second best start of the year. The continuation of his film Nitro Rush ended up at the head of the Box Office in 2016. The latter is recognized for his achievements where one can recognize major headliner. When we talk about American films with a Quebec director, Alain Desrochers is the name that comes to mind. The film Security with Antonio Banderas and Ben Kingsley is one of his productions of 2017 that honor him.
The Quebec filmmaker will continue to heat our screens with his television series Bad Blood which will be broadcast this fall on the waves of the City channels. Several known actors appear in this production, The Australian actor Anthony Lapaglia, Kim Coates, Paul Sorvino and Quebecer Maxim Roy.
Alain Desrochers also gave us the pleasure of gathering again our two favorite policemen! Patrick Huard and Colm Feore will team up again for a new survey in Bon Cop Bad Cop 2. The official release of the film is for May 12, 2017 and already it’s been the subject of news for months!