RAMIRO BÉLANGER / Writer, Director, Cinematographer & Editor
Ramiro Bélanger is a self-taught artist who began his career in filmmaking 14 years ago as a CGI animator on Hollywood productions like Sin City and 300. In 2007, he wrote, directed and produced Radical, Rifle, Icon, an ambitious stylistic short film that ignites a quest for his true path as a filmmaker. A few years later, he introduces his edgy auteur voice and dark humor with Raymond May Have Rabies, a short film that tackles taboos in a tell don’t show style. The film was selected to be part of the Québec Gold selection at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner in 2010 and also won a Prends ça court! Excellence Prize in 2011. While being head of the narrative design team of the Activision Spider-Man video game franchise, he wrote and directed CLYDECYNIC, an intense art-house film which he co-produced with his equally passionate wife, Virginie Lavallée Bélanger. CLYDECYNIC is introduced to the world in 2013 at the Busan International Film Festival where it premieres in the Flash Forward official selection and competes for the Audience Award.
VIRGINIE LAVALLÉE BÉLANGER / Executive Producer & Producer
Hailing from Montreal, Virginie completed a Master’s degree in Literature and New Media at Concordia University before realizing her greatest passion in life is cinema and that she was destined for a career in filmmaking. In 2007 she co-founded the production house Genre d’Abattoir with now husband Ramiro Bélanger and started her journey as an indie film producer. Since then, she has produced 13 short films that have been screened in festivals around the world, the 24-episode web series OFF On The Roof and the feature film CLYDECYNIC. She was art director of her local filmmaking coop, Spirafilm, from 2009 to 2011, a time during which she also founded a Cine-Club to develop the auteur film audience in Québec city. From 2010 to 2012 she was Vice-President of the Québec Council of Media Arts (CQAM) and member of the Media Art Table. She believes her calling in life is producing but also has a great passion for photography and screenwriting. She has been married to writer-director Ramiro Bélanger since 2009 and is currently associate producer for Activision’s Québec city studio Beenox, where she works on the mega franchise Skylanders.