Festival Year: 2019

Nicholas de Pencier

Roles: Director, Producer

NICHOLAS DE PENCIER is a documentary Director, Producer, and Director of Photography. Selected credits include Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (International Emmy), The Holier It Gets, (Best Canadian Doc, Hot Docs), The True Meaning of Pictures (Gemini, Best Arts), Hockey Nomad (Gemini, Best Sports), Manufactured Landscapes, (TIFF Best Canadian Feature; Genie, Best Doc), and Act of God (Gala Opening Night, Hot Docs). He was the Producer and Director of Photography of Watermark, (Special Presentation, TIFF & Berlin, Toronto Film Critics Award, Best Canadian Film, CSA Best Documentary), and Black Code (TIFF 2016), which he also wrote and directed. De Pencier’s video art installations with Jennifer Baichwal include Watermark Cubed at Nuit Blanche 2014,, Music Inspired by the Group of Seven, 2015, with the Rheostatics in Walker Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Ice Forms, an installation room as part of the Lawren Harris Exhibition at the AGO in the summer of 2016. Most recently, de Pencier and Baichwal were co-directors (and de Pencier DOP) of Long Time Running, a feature documentary on the Tragically Hip’s iconic 2016 summer tour. Produced by Banger Films, the film was a Gala presentation at TIFF 2017, then subsequently released by Elevation Pictures and broadcast by Bell and Netflix. de Pencier is on the board of directors of Hot Docs and DOC Toronto.


Manufactured Landscapes

(CA, 2006, 86min)

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

(CA, 2018, 87min)