SERGE DESROSIERS CSC
Producer and Cinematographer
Co-founder of Vital Productions

Serge Desrosiers, CSC, stands as a reference in the Quebec film industry for more than 20 years.

Serge Desrosiers quickly became known in the film and television world for image quality, sense of innovation and versatility. A well-known cinematographer, nominated in 2019 for the CSC Awards for Queen of Sin, a previous finalist at the ASC Awards in the United States and at the IRIS Canadian Film Awards, as well as recipient of Gemini Awards and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards.

Known as the cinematographer behind various feature films such as Station Nord in 2002, the first feature film shot in HD in Canada, the feature-film spinoff of the cult series, Dans une galaxie près de chez vous, the well-received comedy, Camping Sauvage (2004) and Ville-Marie with Monica Bellucci (2015), Desrosiers now uses the skills developed as a producer. As DOP, Desrosiers shot the first Canadian TV series filmed in digital, DIVA (1998 to 2000), the highly successful series Lance et Compte in HD (2001 and 2006), as well as Kim Nguyen’s short film Le Gant (2004) that marked the beginning of 4K.

In 2010, Desrosiers participated in a television and film management program at Montreal’s HEC business and technology school. It all adds up to significant expertise in the field, generating the production energy behind every Vital Productions project, while continuing to offer services as a cinematographer.

In addition to a career as producer and cinematographer, Serge Desrosiers’ talent has also found expression as a speaker in Los Angeles and Paris, at the American Film Market Association. Service on the board of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the Regional Economic Development Corporation, and the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Sainte-Adele where Vital Productions is based, rounds out a strong, ongoing career.

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Awards and Recognition
Best Photo Direction

  • CSC Awards 2019 – feature film nomination : The Queen of Sin
  • ASC Awards 2018 – feature film nomination : Sometimes the Good Kill
  • Winner GÉMEAUX : Bye Bye RBO 2008
  • Winner CSC Awards – Dramatic Short cinematography : Le Pont
  • CSC Awards – Dramatic Short nomination : Les Eaux Mortes
  • CSC Awards – Dramatic Short nomination : Code 13
  • JUTRA – feature film nomination : Ville-Marie
  • JUTRA – feature film nomination : Dans une galaxie près de chez vous
  • GÉMEAUX Awards – Documentary nomination : Amour Cougar : au-delà du mythe
  • GÉMEAUX – TV series nomination : Mémoires Vives
  • GÉMEAUX – TV series nomination : Rumeurs I
  • GÉMEAUX – TV series nomination : Quadra
  • GÉMEAUX – TV series nomination : Diva III
  • GÉMEAUX – TV series nomination : Diva II
  • GÉMEAUX – TV series nomination : Diva I
  • 2018

    Angel & Alien

    A short film by Sandrine Béchade
    Quebec City Film Festival 2018 - competition
    OFF-Courts of Trouville 2018 - competition
    Not Short on Talent at the 2018 Cannes Festival
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

    • Producer

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  • 2017

    Twisted

    Incendo Production
    Directed by Philippe Gagnon
    • Telefilm

    • Director of photography

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  • 2017

    Queen of Sin

    Production Incendo
    Directed by Jean-François Rivard
    • Telefilm

    • Director of photography

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  • prix gémeaux 2017

    Amour Cougar: Au-delà du mythe

    Production Vital Productions
    Directed by Karima Brikh et Jean-Claude Lord
    • Producer

    • Documentary

    • Director of photography

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  • 2016

    Jérémie II

    Production Zone 3
    Directed by François Gingras
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2016

    Early Release

    Production Incendo
    Directed by John L’Ecuyer
    • Telefilm

    • Director of photography

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  • prix asc 2016

    Sometimes the Good Kill

    Production Incendo
    Directed by Philippe Gagnon
    • Telefilm

    • Director of photography

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  • 2015

    12 Weeks

    Production Vital Productions
    Directed by Marc-André Girard
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

    • Producer

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  • 2015

    Lise Watier, une vie à entreprendre

    Production Vital Productions
    Directed by Sandrine Béchade
    • Documentary

    • Director of photography

    • Producer

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  • prix jutra 2014

    Ville Marie

    Production Max Films
    Directed by Guy Édoin
    • Feature film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2013

    Corno

    Production Aetios
    Directed by Guy Édoin
    • Documentary

    • Director of photography

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  • 2013

    Lise Payette, un peu plus haut un peu plus loin

    Production J
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • Documentary

    • Director of photography

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  • prix gémeaux 2013

    Mémoires Vives

    Production SphereMédia
    Directed by Brigitte Couture
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2013

    Les Criminelles

    Productions Vital Productions
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • Documentary

    • Director of photography

    • Producer

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  • 2010

    Les Auditions de Simon

    Production A-Média
    Directed by Simon Olivier Fecteau
    • Web Series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2010

    Marécages

    Productions Max Films
    Directed by Guy Édoin
    • Feature film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2008

    Léger Problème

    Production Colonel Fondant
    Directed by Hélène Florent
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2007

    La Battue

    Production Metafilms
    Directed by Guy Édoin
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2007

    Code 13

    Production Metafilms
    Directed by Mathieu Denis
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

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  • prix gémeaux 2007

    Bye Bye 2007 with RBO

    Production Radio-Canada
    Directed by Simon Olivier Fecteau
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2006

    Taxi 022

    Production Jessy Films
    Directed by Patrick Huard
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2006

    Lance et Compte, la revanche

    Production Claude Héroux
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2005

    Eaux Mortes

    Production Metafilms
    Directed by Guy Édoin
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2005

    Duhamel

    Production ONF
    Directed by Stephan Gravel
    • Documentary

    • Director of photography

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  • gagnant csc 2004

    Le Pont

    Production Metafilms
    Directed by Guy Édoin
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2004

    Histoire de Famille

    Production Cité Amérique
    Directed by Michel Poulette
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2004

    Grande Ours (partiel)

    Production Point de Mire
    Directed by Patrice Sauvé
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2004

    The Glove

    Production François Leclerc
    Directed by Kim Nguyen
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2003

    Camping Sauvage

    Production Lyla Films
    Directed by Sylvain Roy et Guy A. Lepage
    • Feature film

    • Director of photography

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  • prix jutra 2003

    Dans une Galaxie près de chez vous

    Production Zone 3
    Directed by Claude Desrosiers
    • Feature film

    • Director of photography

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  • prix gémeaux 2002

    Rumeurs

    Production SphereMédia
    Directed by Louis Choquette
    • Feature film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2002

    Le Jour devant Soi

    Production Nouveau Monde
    Directed by David Dennick
    • Short Film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2001

    Lance et Compte, la nouvelle génération

    Production Claude Héroux
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • 2001

    Station Nord

    Production Bloom Films
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • Feature film

    • Director of photography

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  • 2000

    L’Or

    Production La Fête
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • prix gémeaux 1999

    Quadra

    Production Bloom Films
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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  • prix gémeaux 1998-2000

    Diva

    Production Sovimage
    Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
    • TV series

    • Director of photography

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What does the acronym csc stand for?

This is an official recognition for the quality of the work done by peer picture directors from the film and television industry members of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Other countries have the same type of association of renowned photo directors: the United States (ASC), England (BSC) and Australia (ASC).
CANADIAN CINEMATOGRAPHER