Alex Guimont is this year’s newest and youngest filmmaker. Not only that, but he is also an Ottawa local. Hailing from Chelsea, Quebec, Alex spent his teenage years honing his love for cameras through photography and video work. All the while, Alex was able to hone his adventure and athletic skills living in the natural playground the area has to offer.
Three years ago, Alex began working with the production company Five2Nine and taking part in shoots throughout the Quebec regions. Getting to work in various environments and projects has helped him grow to become a mature storyteller beyond his years.
His film Wetsuits for Hire is his first film and likely not his last.
How do you define adventure?
I think adventure is something that you’re stepping into where you don’t know what the outcome is going to be. Adventure is often taking a risk that is usually scary but also usually leads to something amazing, otherwise you wouldn’t embark on that adventure.
What do you wish you knew five years ago as a filmmaker?
Five years ago, I wish I had already begun filmmaking.
What is your least favourite part of the filmmaking process and why?
My least favourite part is probably all the administrative work, all the stuff you need to do before actually standing in the field pressing record.
What are the three things you can’t live without on a shoot?
Coffee, water, and so many batteries.
Snack of choice to sneak into the movies?
See you there!