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Claude Lalonde

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Claude Lalonde, film director, screenwriter,
Photo of Claude Lalonde and Patrick Stewart from the film CODA by Yan Turcotte, courtesy of Filmoption International.

B: in Hull, Québec

Claude Lalonde began his filmmaking career writing and directing short films and corporate videos. He landed work in Toronto as an assistant director on several American films. After moving to Montreal he worked as a Youth Center educator, but gradually returned to his chosen career by writing the made-for-TV movie Le grand zèle, which was nominated for best-screenplay at the Gemini Awards. Writing became a full-time activity with Les 3 p’tits cochons, which was remade in France in 2013 as Le grand méchant loup from his reworked screenplay. The feature 10 ½ was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2010 Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival and Critic’s Prize at the Bratislava Film Festival. Lalonde served as a script-consultant for two TV-series: Mon meilleur ami and L’chum à Chabot. Returning to directing, the 219 feature CODA was marketed his feature film directorial debut. We list his credits as a screenwriter first.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Le grand zèle (TV-1993)
Les 3 p’tits cochons (2007)

Filière 13 (2010)
10½ (2010)
Le grand méchant loup (2013)
Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 (2016)
Origami (2017)
Malek (2019)

TV Series:
Léo (2018 -6 episodes)

Credits as a Director:
CODA (2019)

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