FILMMAKERS

BENOIT OUELLET

A native of Rivière-du-Loup in Quebec’s Bas St-Laurent region, Benoit Ouellet made his first contact with cinematographic production at Rivière-du-Loup College. He then studied at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi for an interdisciplinary baccalaureate in arts with film profile and completed his bachelor's degree in cinema with a specialization in direction of photography at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Following his studies, Benoit built his professional experience at various film sets in addition to carrying out his own creative projects. Amongst other ventures, he has worked in corporate video productions, where his creativity and scriptwriting proposals stand out. After some of his films were presented at international festivals, Benoit returned to his hometown, Rivière-du-Loup, to practice his art there. In 2017, he founded Bongo Films and has multiplied achievements in television and cinema, in addition to ensuring the DOP and the editing of several projects through this venture. Benoit’s most recent short film, L’amour, took his work to North America and Europe. As such, Benoit remains dedicated to his ongoing video projects, all while teaching at Rivière-du-Loup School of Cinema and Video Trades (École des métiers du cinéma et de la vidéo du Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup).

Benoit Ouellet