Born in Hull, Luc Renaud works and lives in Quebec City. After studies in geography (Université de Sherbrooke, 1997) and oceanography (Université du Québec à Rimouski, 2000), he made a number of trips abroad combining cultural experiences with social fieldwork in Africa and Latin America. He also spent 15 months with the Matimekush-Lac-John Innu in subarctic Quebec, a journey that sparked the idea for his documentary Une tente sur Mars, co-directed with Martin Bureau. He is currently a doctoral candidate in geography at Université de Montréal and also teaches the subject at the college level.