Lethbridge-based Latino-Canadian artist Jean-Pierre (JP) Marchant is an emerging filmmaker whose current work combines analogue and digital filmmaking practices. After having worked for years in the defence and oil & gas industries in Ontario and Alberta he started making films in 2013, with a summer-long filmmaking workshop at The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA). JP’s past work has explored themes such as the malaise of white-collar modernity, local histories, landscapes, and myths. He is currently working on a series of short films about suburban dreams and nightmares.
Jean-Pierre has served on the board of the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS) and is one of the founding members of the recently established Lethbridge Independent Film Society (LIFS). His work has been programmed at FAVA (Edmonton), the Calgary International Film Festival, Anti-Matter (Victoria), WNDX (Winnipeg), WUFF, MUFF and TUFF (Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto), and was recently included in the Prairie Tales Redux 2017 program, among others. He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, with his partner and their very old cat.