The painter and photographer Dominic Etienne Simard was born in Montreal. He has been directing and producing animated short films since 2000. Winner of Videaste Recherché in 2003 and of the award for best student animated film at the World Film Festival in 2004, in 2005 he received the Norman McLaren award for best student animated film in the film program of Concordia University. In 2006, in collaboration with Félix Dufour-Laperrière, he directed Head, which was shown in over thirty festivals around the world. In 2008, following four years of work, he produced and directed three new films: Let Me Do This One, Ingénue and Chromosome X-Y-Z