Born in Quebec City, Canada, in 1982, Herve Demers has had a multidisciplinary education. After studying visual and media arts in college, he undertook university studies covering the diverse possibilities of contemporary aesthetics. While pursuing this theoretical and cultural training, he founded his own production company in 2005 and began working on his first important short film, Sur la terre comme au ciel (On Earth as It Is in Heaven). Produced entirely independently, this short starring the veteran Quebec actor Paul Hebert was selected by over 40 international festivals, garnering honours such as the Tamashii (“Soul”) Award at the CON-CAN Movie Festival (Japan) and the award for best emerging filmmaker at the 61st Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival (Canada). Le Grand Sault (The Grand Falls) is his second dramatic short.