Paysdenvie is developing various film, writing and audiovisual projects. For cinema first, but also for various screens, the web and the print.

We have this strong attachement to reality and ideas. There are not always been deliberate choices, but they are no random subjects. Between French America and Central Africa, projects focus on music and intensity thresholds, history and memory, public affairs and political action. Essay and « camera stylo » are our favorite formal approaches.

Paysdenvie is a structure operated by David Nadeau-Bernatchez and various accomplices.

Born in 1978 in Vanier (Canada), Nadeau-Bernatchez is a carpenter of knowledge, images and sounds. In between creation and film production, writing and various experimentations, he currently lives and works in Quebec city. Obsessed by music, screens and stories through his studies in Philosophy, he produced his first films within Spira cooperative. In 2004, following a documentary shoot and a three months stay in Congo-Kinshasa, he decides to pursue graduate studies in history and anthropology. Working on the particularities and depths of various congolese urban musics, he defended a PhD thesis on these issues in 2013 (Université Laval (Québec), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris)). After a few years of research and teaching, he now focus on film production, writing and performing arts projets. His images, performances and lectures had been presented in various contexts and countries.

  • Productions Paysdenvie
  • 240 rue Lockwell, Québec, Bas-Canada G1R 1V9
  • paysdenvie@hotmail.com