Émile Proulx-Cloutier graduated from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montreal in 2006 and has acquired many years of experience in the Arts.
He began his acting career at a very young age. At ten, he gave remarkable performances on the big screen in Matusalem I and II. In 2008, director Simon Lavoie cast him as the lead in his feature Le déserteur. Émile also played in Laurent Nègre’s Opération Casablanca, shot in Switzerland. In 2012, he starred with Roy Dupuis in Mathieu Roy’s L’autre maison, the story of two estranged brothers dealing with their father’s Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2005, Émile began making his mark behind the camera, directing three short films: Les Réfugiés, Papa, for which he won a Jutra in 2005 and La vie commence! which got him a special prize from the Jury of the Festival du film francophone de Namur in 2009. In 2010, he also co-directed the documentary entitled Les petits géants, picking up a Gémeaux for best documentary.