Jean-Philippe Marquis is a documentary filmmaker and director of photography based in Bella Coola, British Columbia. He has ten years of cinematography experience on documentaries and television series. Broadcasters include Radio-Canada, Unis TV, Canal D, TFO and TV5.
His skills also include video editing, location sound, drone, photography, producing and budgeting. He is pretty much a storytelling Swiss knife.
He received a Leo Award for best cinematography on a documentary series (2018), is a recipient of the Hot Docs Accelerator program (2018) and received an IDRC Award for International Development Journalism (2012).
His documentary work as a director is often non-linear, contemplative and explores themes of contested geographies and resource extraction. He has made short films in Palestine, Congo-Kinshasa, Cameroon and filmed intensively across Yukon and Western Canada.
Jean-Philippe recently produced and directed Silvicola (Hot Docs & DOXA 2023), a feature documentary reflecting on industrial forestry, which received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and the NFB.
He is fully bilingual and holds degrees in journalism from Concordia University and anthropology from Université de Montréal.