Celluloid Only (restricted to Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm)
Jean-Pierre (JP) Marchant is a recent graduate of the MFA program in film at York University. His films, which span multiple genres, are concerned with things that grow in the 'spaces in between': between capitalist promises and suburban disappointments, urban landscapes and their hinterlands, personalities in conflict, and diasporic lives and the memories left behind. Marchant's most recent work uses found and archival footage, his parents' home movies, narration, and remediation to tell stories that complicate conventional narratives of trauma, Latin American migration, and exile.
His works have screened and won awards at several international festivals and galleries including aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival (Toronto), Photophobia (Hamilton, ON), Video Fever (Toronto), the Calgary International Film Festival, WNDX, the Winnipeg/Montreal/Toronto Underground Film Fests, Antimatter [Media Art] (Victoria), International Portrait Film Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria), Galvanized Suns (Toronto), Northwestfest (Edmonton), and Trap\Door Artist Run Centre.
He currently lives in Toronto with his partner and their cat, Reggie.