Born in Murdochville, Québec, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre is a French Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada, whose 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, Femelles, JUTRA and Flocons. Saint-Pierre’s work has claimed international attention, being shown in over 150 film festivals, as well as international recognition, winning many awards. 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.
Currently, she is working on her new animated film on the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson OSCAR as well as developing her first feature animation.