The Filmmaker

Maude Michaud - Writer, Director, Producer

Maude Michaud has been a fan of all things horrific and macabre since she was a kid, which resulted in a profound love of horror films and influenced her body of work. She pursued undergraduate and graduate studies in the department of Communication and Media Studies at Concordia University in Montreal where she specialized in Film Production.

When she turned 16, she produced, wrote, directed and acted in her first short film, Finding Hope, which was screened as part of the official selection of the International Teen Movie Festival in Toronto. Inspired by this successful foray into film making, she founded her banner, Quirk Films, under which she independently wrote, directed and produced over 15 short films and video projects, both personal projects and commissioned works. Her films have toured the globe on the festival circuit and have gathered some critical acclaim.

She recently contributed to two horror anthology feature films, I Hate L.A. and Frankenstein Unlimited, by directing two short segments she wrote for the respective projects. She is also a horror activist, a feminist and an active member of the Women in Horror movement; she created and directed the ongoing documentary web-series Bloody Breasts: An Exploration of Women, Feminism, and Horror Films. She also works as a photographer and director of photography. Dys- is her first feature film.

You can watch her previous short films on the Quirk Films website: