305 Bellechasse

A film by Maxime-Claude L'Écuyer

Documentary – Canada – 2021 –  94 min
Color | English & French | English & French subtitles | 4K | 16:9 | 5.1


The 305 Bellechasse documentary is a gateway to the richness of the creative life of artists who have established their studio in this ancient pasta factory. Located at the confluence of the neighborhoods of Petite-Patrie, Mile End and Little Italy, this building has become, over time, a lair of artists of talent and renown and one of the hidden treasure of contemporary painting in Montreal. Last October, the Schiff family who had owned the building for the last 70 years sold the building to Mondev Real Estate. Now the artist’s presence in the 305 is in jeopardy. Hope this documentary will rise the question of the importance of keeping creative space in our cities.

DIRECTOR : Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer
WRITER : Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer
PRODUCER : Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer (Tulp Films)
CINEMATOGRAPHY : Nelson Villamil
SOUND DESIGN : Bruno Pucella
EDITING : Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer, Louis-Martin Paradis



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Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer has written and directed six short fiction films, including La cloison, Suki, Zsofika and Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloque. All of them have been presented in various festivals in Quebec and abroad, some of them winning awards. Zsofika (2014) won 8 awards. 305 Bellechasse is his first feature documentary. He is currently developing a fiction feature film, Pentimento with Parallaxes, and will shoot his next short film Résonance later this year.


PENTIMENTO | In development

305 BELLECHASSE | 2022, 94 min.

SQUAD LEADER TD-73028 SOLILOQUY | 2018, 8 min.

ZSOFIKA | 2014, 14 min.

SUKI | 2013, 13 min

L’ÉTAT DES LIEUX | 2012, 10 min.

SHENG QI | 2010, 3 min.

LA CLOISON | 2008, 10 min.