BIOGRAPHY


Stefan Pleszczynski



Stefan Pleszczynski has been writing and directing award winning films and television since his debut feature L'Homme Perché screened to enthusiastic audiences in Canada and abroad. The film's unique mix of subversive humour and poetic drama quickly earned him international attention. His second feature L'Espérance was short listed for the Cannes Film Festival and further established him as an original filmmaker with a strong cinematic vision.

The Montreal-based producer/director has been a creative force behind some of the most innovative and successful television series produced in North America, directing multiple episodes of the stylish crime series Motive for ABC and CTV, the international action series Transporter, the top rated CBS and CTV series Flashpoint, the Warner Brothers' cult classic Supernatural, and as Executive Producer/Director of SyFy's flagship Being Human, and Remedy for Shaw Media.

His early credits include the award-winning Da Vinci's Inquest where a fruitful association began with writer-producer Chris Haddock. After setting the darkly cinematic tone of Da Vinci's City Hall, Stefan brought his stylish imagery and focus on strong performances to the making of Intelligence, and directed multiple episodes of the internationally acclaimed series. He has also brought his sense of pace and timing to episodic comedy, directing episodes of Sophie as well as kicking off the comedy series 18 to Life. His other long-form work includes feature films for television, notably Circle of Friends with Julie Benz (Dexter), and A Life Interrupted with Lea Thompson (Back to The Future), which earned several awards and nominations, including that of Best Film at the CSA Awards.

Born and raised in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Stefan studied cinema, dramatic arts, and psychology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and gained a bachelor's degree in film production at Concordia University in Montréal. His very first film The Dragon won a Best Film Award at the Canadian Student Film Festival, and was screened along with his subsequent shorts in festivals around the world.

Stefan's experience as both an independent filmmaker and a series director has also led him, as a member of the executive board of the Directors Guild of Canada, to take an active part in promoting the essential place of the director within the industry. He is also frequently invited as a guest lecturer in colleges and universities.

Stefan lives in Montreal with writer Bernadette Gogula.


FILMOGRAPHY



TELEVISION SERIES

   
MOTIVE
Season I, II & III
CTV | ABC
Director - 4 episodes

2013-2015
SUPERNATURAL
Season IX & X
CW
Director - 2 episodes
Warner BROTHERS Television | Kripke Enterprises

2014-2015
REMEDY
Season II
Global
Executive Producer - 10 episodes
Director - 2 episodes
Indian Grove Productions | Shaw Media

2015
TRANSPORTER
Season II
TNT |M6 | TF1 | HBO Canada | RTL | Séries +
Director - 3 episodes
Atlantique Productions | QVF

2014-2015
BEING HUMAN
Seasons II, III & IV
SYFY | Space
Executive Producer - 13 episodes
Supervising Producer - 13 episodes
Director - 9 episodes
NBCU | Muse Entertainment

2011-2014
FLASHPOINT
Season IV & V
CTV | CBS | ION Television
Director - 5 episodes
Pink Sky | Avamar
*Nominated for a 2013 DGC award for Best Director "Flashpoint".
*Winner of Multiple CSA awards including Best Dramatic Series

2011-2013
THE LISTENER
Seasons III
CTV | NBC | FOX
Director - 2 episodes
Shaftesbury | ION Television

2012
18 TO LIFE
Season I & II
CBC | CW
Lead Director - 7 episodes
Galafilm
*Multiple Gemini Awards nominations 2010

2010-2011
SOPHIE
Season II
CBC | ABC Family
Director - 5 episodes
Sphère Média Plus

2008-2010
INTELLIGENCE
Season I & II
CBC | Showcase
Director - 4 episodes
Haddock Entertainment
*Multiple Gemini Awards nominations
*Winner of Best Dramatic Series 2008

2006-2007
DA VINCI'S CITY HALL CBC | Showcase
Lead Director - 2 episodes
Haddock Entertainment
*Multiple Gemini Awards nominations
*Nominated for Best Dramatic Series 2006

2005
DA VINCI'S INQUEST
Season VII
CBC | Showcase
Director - 1 episode
Haddock Entertainment | Barna-Alper
*Winner of Multiple Gemini Awards
*Nominated for Best Dramatic Series 2005

2004
WEIRDSISTER COLLEGE ITV (UK) | YTV | HBO
Lead Director - 8 episodes
Galafilm | Global Arts

2002
THE WORST WITCH
Season I, II & III
ITV (UK) | YTV | HBO
Director - 19 episodes
Galafilm | Global Arts

1999-2001
LES AVENTURES DE
LA COURTE ÉCHELLE
Radio-Canada | CBC
Director - 4 episodes
Allegro Films
* Winner of Gémeaux Award for Best Children's Dramatic Episode 1998 for "Ani Croche"
*Winner of Best Dramatic Film Award - Canadian Alliance for Children and Television 1998

1998
     
FILMS FOR TELEVISION

   
A LIFE INTERRUPTED TMN | Lifetime (USA)
Director
Incendo Media
*Best Film - Gemini Awards nomination 2008
*Winner of Best Film - CTPAA Awards 2008
*Best Film for Television - CFTPA Awards nomination 2008

2007
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS TMN | Lifetime (USA)
Director
Incendo Media

2006
LIVE ONCE, DIE TWICE TMN | Lifetime (USA)
Director
Incendo Media

2005
     
FEATURE FILMS

   
L'ESPÉRANCE Co-Writer | Director | Associate Producer
Christal Films | Lion's Gate Films
* Shortlisted at the Director's Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2004
Cannes Film Festival 2004

2004
L'HOMME PERCHÉ Writer | Director | Executive Producer
Salamander Caméra | Antenna Films
* Opening Film - Abitibi International Film Festival 1997
* Closing Film - Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québecois 1997

1997
CONTACT




Amotz Zakai
Echo Lake Entertainment
421 S Beverly Dr 6th Fl
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
USA

T: 310-789-4790



Lara Bryant
Green Light Artist Management
1240 Bay Street, Suite 304
Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
M5R 2A7

T: 416-920-5110
F: 416-920-4113



Nathalie Brunet
Omada Agency
451 Ste-Catherine West, Suite 201
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
H3B 1B1

T: 514-287-1246
F: 514-287-7694



Intelligence
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators – Chris Haddock
Producers – Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown
Actors – Ian Tracy, Klea Scott, Matt Frewer, John Cassini
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
Intelligence
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators – Chris Haddock
Producers – Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown
Actors – Ian Tracy, Klea Scott, Matt Frewer, John Cassini
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner
DaVinci's City Hall
Broadcaster - CBC
Creators -Chris Haddock
Producers – Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock
Production Company – Haddock Entertainment/ Barna-Alper Production
Actors – Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey, Benjamin Ratner