Pushing my Limits means I’m always learning and growing
First, no obstacle is too great for me. In other words, I am constantly looking for ways to challenge myself. Growing up on a mountain meant that I was skiing before I could ride a bike and winning medals before I started school. My self-discipline stems from years of training, competing and achieving my goals as an internationally decorated athlete. Additionally, I’m a level 2 snowboard instructor, 4 Kui Aikido and 3 DAN full contact Karateka with a weapons specialty. (6 foot BO Stick and Kama Sickles). I’m also a PADI and NAUI Master Diver & assistant instructor with specializations in ice and deep diving. Yes, you could say I’m an adrenaline junkie. I love feeling the fear and doing it anyway.
Without a doubt, everything I do stems from a passion and a need to push my limits. I can’t imagine living any other way.
Documentary Filmmaking is my true calling
My need for structure and implementing efficient processes, took root in College when I studied Computer Programming. However, after studying and working in IT for a few years, I realized it wasn’t my true passion. That’s when I decided to take my photography seriously. As a result, I was quickly hired as a fashion photographer by an international fashion house based in New York. It was a privilege to work with incredibly creative people from around the world. However, after a few years, I felt the need to leave the concrete jungles.
Establishing my roots on the farm once again, I realized my true calling for documentary and film making. I’ve been devoted to this mission ever since. Consequently, my atypical background and varied life experiences allow me to have a broad view and a wealth of expertise I can apply to every project I develop or co-create. My long-term vision is to have highly technical facilities for creatives to converge while being surrounded by nature.
I bring this energy to my work as a cinematographer and Chief Solutions Officer at Films.Solutions, my greatest passion project.
Richard Duquette Director of Photography
I’m proud to say that I presented 5 short films at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Serpents Lullaby, received the “Coup de Coeur” prize. It was an honour to be the Cinematographer on this multiple award winning dramatic short produced by Flirt Films and directed by Patricia Chica.
Richard Duquette is a world class cinematographer and we highly recommend his work. His work and artistry made my production a multiple award winning piece.
Cinematography courtesy of Richard Duquette is somewhat reminiscent of the best of Chanel’s advertising in that it is packed with stylish symbolism and comes across as very classy.
incredible cinematography and beautiful coloring…smooth and flowing camera motions”