Sylvain Dumais YG7

  • Current Location: Montreal
  • Originally From: Canada
  • Studio: Dumais Studio / L'ELOI / HUMBLE TV

Sylvain happily jumped to directing after a few years working as a commercial photographer. He aims to keep his commercial work as fresh and playful as possible. The Long Haul, his first shot as Monsieur Le Directeur, helped him win all around attention and cheers: the prestigious Art Director Club's Young Guns 7 Award, a PDN Award, and his very first commercial representation. (Not to mention over 200,000 online views.) A few projects and awards later ( Applied Arts, Promax DBA, Communication Arts Interactive ) his crafty film work has landed him gigs with a variety of awesome and diverse agencies such as Sid Lee, Y&R, McCann and Lowe - as well as brands from McDonald's to UK's Channel 5. While shooting stills, Sylvain discovered a passion for set building, tactile installation and mixed media, which is reflected in his motion work. He's always excited by projects involving design and visual trickery.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 6

    Ovopur Eco-friendly water filter

    Campaign for the Ovopur an Eco-friendly water filter.

  • Project 2 of 6

    TFO TV Ident

    TB Ident for TFO an Ontario TV channel.

  • Project 3 of 6

    The Long Haul - Short Film

    Quirky animated short film where a couple age together.

  • Project 4 of 6

    My Body Is A Temple

    My Body Is A Temple is a personal project where I've recreated mandalas out of unhealthy but comestible product.

  • Project 5 of 6


    Personal project.


    Concept, photography, props styling, retouching by Sylvain Dumais.

  • Project 6 of 6


    RTE-France, operates Europe's largest electricity transmission system. This film follow electricity from production to consumption. The actor and backgrounds were shot over a week in Montreal with CGI 3D animation added in Paris.


    Director + On-Set Art Direction + Grading: Sylvain Dumais Paper Art + Building Art Direction: Helen Friel Art Department: Pascal Brousseau, Will Vincent, Timothée Labrecque DP: Simon Duhamel Agency: W&Cie / Havas Paris Art Director: Guillaume Duprés Creative Director: Thomas Stern Production: Lord Of Barbès Executive Producer: Hervé Lopez Post-Production - Paris: Lord Of Barbès Film Servicing - Montreal: FH

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