Claude Gagnon is a producer-director-actor-editor. Born in Québec, he moved to Japan in 1970 when he was twenty-years-old with the intention of becoming a filmmaker. He spent the next ten years in Japan where he made his first movies, including the feature-length Keiko, which was shot when Gagnon was twenty-eight. He returned to Quebec at the end of the 1970s and spent the next thirty years, writing, directing and producing. These are his credits as an actor, director, screenwriter and producer.