Born in Murdochville, Québec, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre is a French Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada, who’s animated documentary work shows new approaches in nonfiction storytelling, blurring the lines between documentary and drama. The award-winning director and film animator has directed several animated documentary films including Post-Partum, McLaren’s Negatives, Passages, The Sapporo Project and Female. Saint-Pierre’s work has claimed international attention being shown in over 150 film festivals as well as international recognition winning many Awards such as a Jutra. She has been featured in books, magazines as well as on television. Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre founded MJSTP Films, an animation and documentary production company in 2004. She has lectured on the art of the animated documentary filmmaking in Europe, Asia and in Canada. She has also been a jury member for many events such as Arts Council, Film Festivals and Nominating Comitees. In 2008, she was selected as the international artist in residency for the S-AIR Inter-cross Creative Center in Sapporo, Japan. She currently lives in Montreal where she spends her time making her new animated film on the legendary Quebec filmmaker Claude JUTRA as well as raising her three daughters Fiona, Chloé and Emma.She is also producing Co Hoedeman’s new animated film The Blue Marble.