National Film Board/ONF
Dominic Desjardins is an Executive Producer of the Canadian Francophonie Studio at the National Film Board of Canada. After completing his studies at the National Conservatory of Paris, Dominic directed and performed in the theatre world in France. He then participated in a french CBC (SRC) television documentary series where he directed and shot 18 short documentaries in 11 countries around the world. After working as a director on various shows for French and English language television networks, he founded Zazie Films, a film, television and new media production company with which directed and produced feature film, interactive projects and television shows. He joined the ONF/NFB in 2013 at the the Francophonie Studio, where he is responsible for all French language documentary and interactive productions in Canada, outside Quebec. Some of the projects on his slate include a documentary series in 360 ° VR, an online interactive piece about the psychology of gambling, and a documentary following African refugees as they move across Canada seeking decent jobs and a sense of belonging.