NFB Appoints Pierre-Mathieu Fortin as Producer

Pierre-Mathieu Fortin
Photo by Martin Legault

By Pat Mullen

Pierre-Mathieu Fortin is the latest producer appointed for the National Film Board of Canada. The news, announced today via a release from the Board, notes that Fortin will assume the position for the French Program’s Documentary Studio effective January 6, 2020. Fortin brings nearly two decades’ experience as an award-winning producer to the position, as well as additional work in digital content and interactive media.

“Pierre-Mathieu Fortin is an imaginative and inquisitive producer who thrives on creativity in all its forms and on platforms of every kind,” said Nathalie Cloutier, Executive Producer, NFB French Program Documentary Studio, in a statement. “He has a keen interest in emerging talent and the trends that shape our society. His versatility and role as a creative pathfinder will without a doubt enrich the creative vision and production culture of the NFB’s French Documentary Studio.”

Fortin’s credits as a producer include the feature documentary Stephen Faulkner: I Ain’t Gonna Leave (2011), directed by Sarah Fortin; the TV drama Arène; and several short films. He worked at Radio-Canada beginning in 2008 as creative head of digital content where his portfolio included several award-winning documentaries and produced satirical news videos with comedian Louis T for Urbania. Fortin also brings experience from the creative advertising agency Sid Lee and the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma.

Recent releases from the French Program’s Documentary Studio at the NFB include Le fond de l’air, Highwire (Sur la corde raide), The Devil’s Share, and Pauline Julien, intimate and political.