François Balcaen


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French Canadian François Balcaen's first exposure to film production came in the form of video workshops he attended while still in high school. In 1992 he produced and directed his first independent film, an interpretive short, inspired by the Richard Séguin song "Par delà l'océan". A relocation to Toronto in 1994 would lead to other "dramatic" ... See full bio »

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(2017)
Chef Luc Director
(2016)
In Plain Sight Director
(2018-2019)

Filmography

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 2014 Canada's Handyman Challenge (TV Series) (grip - 1 episode)
- Winnipeg (2014) ... (grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2011 Bad Meat (key grip)
 2010 Lullaby for Pi (grip: Winnipeg)
 2009 The Haunting in Connecticut (key grip)
 2009 Ben Voyons, Camille! (Short) (key grip)
 2009 Retail (TV Movie) (key grip - 2007)
 2009 Horsemen (key grip)
 2009 New in Town (key grip)
 2009 The Hessen Conspiracy (key grip)
 2008 The Lazarus Project (key rigging grip)
 2008 Make It Happen (daily grip)
 2008 Love at First Kill (key grip)
 2007 Eye of the Beast (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2007 Hybrid (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2007 Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series) (key grip - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... (key grip)
 2007 Maneater (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2007 Grizzly Rage (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2007 Something Beneath (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2007 The Lookout (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2007 Full of It (key grip)
 2006/I Who Loves the Sun (daily rigging grip)
 2006 Population 436 (Video) (key grip: second unit)
 2005 Niagara Motel (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2005 Category 7: The End of the World (TV Mini-Series) (second key grip)
 2005 End of the Spear (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2005 My Dad Is 100 Years Old (Short) (key grip)
 2005 Capote (key grip - as Francoise Balcaen)
 2005 The Big White (key rigging grip)
 2005 Vinegar Hill (TV Movie) (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction (TV Movie) (second key grip)
 2004 While I Was Gone (TV Movie) (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2004 Zeyda and the Hitman (key grip)
 2004 The Shields Stories (TV Mini-Series) (rigging grip - 1 episode)
- Windows (2004) ... (rigging grip)
 2003 Comfort and Joy (TV Movie) (first company grip)
 2003 Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong (TV Movie) (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2003 Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (TV Movie) (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2003 The Saddest Music in the World (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2003 More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story (TV Movie) (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2003 One Last Dance (key grip)
 2002 Christmas Rush (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2002 The Battle of Mary Kay (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2002 Scared Silent (TV Movie) (key grip)
 2000-2002 Earth: Final Conflict (TV Series) (key grip - 44 episodes)
- Final Conflict (2002) ... (key grip)
- The Journey (2002) ... (key grip)
- Street Wise (2002) ... (key grip)
- Subversion (2002) ... (key grip)
- Bad Genes (2002) ... (key grip)
 2001 Texas Rangers (key grip: second unit - as Francois Balcaen)
 2000 Children of My Heart (TV Movie) (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 2000 The Law of Enclosures (key grip)
 2000/I Desire (key grip)
 1996-2000 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series) (best boy grip - 20 episodes)
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (2000) ... (best boy grip)
- Death at Sunset/Collision (1997) ... (best boy grip)
- Fire Within/Fate (1997) ... (best boy grip)
- Second Sight/Chocolate Soldier (1997) ... (best boy grip)
- The 13th Floor/The Believer (1997) ... (best boy grip)
 1999 Life in a Day (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1999 Escape from Mars (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1999 The Clown at Midnight (key grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 1999 Roswell: The Aliens Attack (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1997-1998 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV Series) (key grip - 16 episodes)
- The Case of the Forbidden Mountain (1998) ... (key grip)
- The Case of the Miracle Mine (1998) ... (key grip)
- The Case of the Ten Dollar Thief (1998) ... (key grip)
- The Case of the Open Hand (1998) ... (key grip)
- The Case of the Real Fake (1998) ... (key grip)
 1998 A Marriage of Convenience (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1997 Journey (TV Movie) (key grip)
 1997 Nights Below Station Street (best boy grip)
 1996 Ready or Not (TV Series) (key grip - 12 episodes)
- Girls Night In (1996) ... (key grip)
- Family Album (1996) ... (key grip)
- What's Yours Is Mine (1996) ... (key grip)
- The Grass Is Greener (1996) ... (key grip)
- The Girlfriend (1996) ... (key grip)
 1996 Traders (TV Series) (best boy grip - 13 episodes)
- From Russia with Love (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- The King Is Dead... (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- The Enemy Without (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- The Enemy Within (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- The Big Picture (1996) ... (best boy grip)
 1996 The Boys Club (key grip)
 1996 Heck's Way Home (TV Movie) (electric swing - as Francois Balcaen) / (grip - as Francois Balcaen)
 1994-1996 TekWar (TV Series) (best boy grip - 18 episodes)
- Betrayal (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- Redemption (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- Skin Deep (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- The Gate (1996) ... (best boy grip)
- Forget Me Not (1995) ... (best boy grip)
 1995 Malicious (grip - as Francois Balçaen)
 1995 Hell Bent (best boy electric)
 1994 Without Rockets (Short) (camera assistant)
 1994 Harvest for the Heart (TV Movie) (daily grip)
 1994 Heads (TV Movie) (electrician)
 1993 Spirit Rider (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1993 What a Day! (Video short) (best boy grip)
 1993 The Diviners (TV Movie) (grip)
 1992 Parlons franc (grip/electric swing)
 1992 A Passion for Murder (grip)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (3 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (2 credits)

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