Producer Laurence Gendron brings balance and passion to the film set

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June 10, 2024, published at 3:00 AM ET

The film industry offers individuals a wealth of creative freedom, filled with a level of fun and excitement that many other industries cannot match. Yet these significant advantages come with fierce competition, with many individuals vying for one of the limited opportunities in this sector, hoping to make a big break.

With a track record that already shows her to be an exceptional individual in the sector, Laurence Gendron is a Canadian producer with over 15 years of experience in film and video production and has developed a portfolio that highlights why she is a serious player in filmmaking.

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Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Gendron has spent her life among players in the film industry. With a film producing father, this cinematic force spent her early years watching movies and observing the bustling business of movie sets, both of which Gendron credits with shaping her into the person she is today and fueling her passion for producing. Considering herself lucky, growing up in the film industry has helped Gendron understand the complex reality of creating and entering the game without delusions, but without losing her love and passion for this profession.

Gendron has always been acutely aware of the true demands of this industry and has understood how to navigate managing people and personalities on set, and how to “combine both the creative aspect and the financial aspect of a film to something beautiful and commercial at the same time.” For this film producer, balancing is an art she has perfected throughout her career, being able to meet the needs of cast and crew while producing a commercially viable film that satisfies financiers and executive producers.

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However, Gendron can maintain its unique and distinctive vision as a producer when it comes to balancing people and budgets. While she approaches filmmaking with a business mindset, Gendron stays true to her passion, always wanting to honor the classic films of the past while propelling stories in new, fresh, thematic ways. Describing himself as a “pure producer,” Gendron says, “I don't want to act, write or direct, and what I enjoy most is working with these amazing creatives to see their vision expressed on screen.” A highlight of Gendron's career, which demonstrates her ability to honor the fundamentals of filmmaking while captivating audiences, is her film A wounded deerthat resonated with audiences because of its arthouse and European influences.

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From the moment Gendron read the script A wounded deer, the film producer fell in love with the layers and themes rooted in Greek mythology and found interest in this excellent revenge story about the hunter who is the hunted. This film marks Gendron's first American feature film release, written and directed by Travis Sevens and starring Josh Ruben and Sarah Lind. A Wounded Fawn premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2022. She was released worldwide on Shudder and AMC+ in December 2022 and was subsequently selected at the Fantastic Fest 2022, FrightFest 2022 and Sitges 2022, as well as receiving numerous nominations, such as two 2023 Golden Claw nominations. Award nominations.

With a passion and history for producing horror films, Gendron aims to produce dramas with her next project, Kill me now. Gendron sees himself continuing to produce high quality indie films and hopes to continue creating and celebrating the glories of cinema and storytelling with others in the industry. Her career reflects her undeniable genuine love for film and filmmaking.

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