Bon Movie, Bad Movie
Canada is a funny place. Actually Canada is two funny places. At the very least, Yvon Deschamps is a Québec humorist who has sold more tickets to his live shows than any other performer in this country but, in English Canada, nobody knows who he is. John Candy, Martin Short et al were, and are, famous stars in English Canada but would not be recognized in most parts of Québec. Why would anyone try to bridge this gap? Why would anyone want to? Québec film producer, Kevin Tierney, will offer his reflections on using movies to address these questions, and to make people smile from Victoria to Victoriaville.
Kevin Tierney is the producer and co-writer of Bon Cop, Bad Cop, the first bilingual film made in Canada, and the highest grossing movie in the history of Québec and Canadian cinema. He also produced Good Neighbors, The Trotsky, Love and Savagery, and Serveuses Demandées. His most recent production, French Immersion, saw Tierney make his directorial debut. Over the past 15 years, Tierney’s television productions have been nominated for 11 Emmys and 12 Geminis.
Prior to entering the film business, Mr. Tierney spent more than a decade teaching at various levels and all over the world, including Canada, Algeria, Chad, and China. He has written widely on many aspects of cinema, and has contributed to Making It and Selling It, both published by the Academy of Canadian Film and Television.