JP CHARTRAND // DIRECTOR JP CHARTRAND // DIRECTOR I direct music videos & commercials and I'm 1/2 of Dent De Cuir

ABOUT

Hello internet,

My name is JP, I am a Montreal based director, previously known as the one with the beard and glasses from DENT DE CUIR (2011-2019) directing duo, which whom I received a bunch of accolades in the music video world.

I specialize in conceptual driven projects ranging from tv commercials / music videos to interactive & experiential stuff.

My aesthetic aims to connect wonders of the past with a modern tone & sensibility while referencing current pop cultural tech elements. My passion for bold, often surreal / sometime absurd, visual concepts and my ongoing obsession for elaborating fresh  visual languages to tell stories have brought me to shoot awards winning campaigns for a-list clients such as Instagram, Twitter, Apple, Samsung, Ed Banger, Katy Perry, Sony, Mark Ronson, LG, Metronomy, Philips, Lykke Li, Modeselektor, Footlocker & Starbucks among others.

When asked nicely, I would sometime do creative direction for live performance, tv and interactive projects.

Otherwise I am focusing on making bold & meaningful films (I’m also fine with semi-random stuff sometime) and    always on the lookout for creative challenges and/or discuss cats & reaction gifs.


// AWARDS & SHINY STUFF

DRUNKEN FILM FEST LATE NIGHT FEELINGS (Winner Best Music Video)
UKMVA 2019 LATE NIGHT FEELINGS (Nominee)
AUSTIN MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL 2019  LATE NIGHT FEELINGS (Official Selection)
LA FASHION FILM FESTIVAL LATE NIGHT FEELINGS (Official Selection)

MTV MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN
  Katy Perry - Bon Appetit  (Winner Best Female Video)
UKMVA 2017
  DDC- Best Director  (Nominee)
PARIS CLUB DIRECTEURS ARTISTIQUES   (Winner)
D&AD  Next Directors Shortlist 2016  (Nominee) 
SHOTS
  New director of the year 2016  (Winner : Bronze) 
CANNE SAATCHI & SAATCHI  Next Directors Showcase  
BERLIN FASHION FILM FEST 
   (Winner - Best Emerging Artist)
FIFF BELGIUM  DYE - She's bad  (Winner Best Music Video)
BUENOS AIRES FASHION FILM FEST
  DYE - She's Bad  (Winner Best Idea / best fashion)  
IBIZA MUSIC VIDEOS FESTIVAL  DYE - She's Bad  (Winner )
BERLIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS  Planet Online  (Winner Best Art Direction) 
SXSW 2014  DYE- She's Bad  (Official Selection)
SXSW 2013  Modeselektor - Evil Twin  (Official Selection)


STUFF I LIKE
- MYSTICAL NEON SIGNS
- BLACK CATS
- 80’S VANAGON TRUCKS
- AMBIGUOUS GIFS
- TIKI ARTEFACTS 
- BULLET POINT LISTS

STUFF I DON’T REALLY LIKE  / UNDERSTAND
- DOUBLE-DIPPING
- SELF WRITTEN BIO PAGES USING 3RD PERSON
- SNAKE & LADDERS
- UNINSPIRED 4TH ITEM ON THAT LIST