Carl Bessai

Carl Bessai started out in the film industry shooting documentaries and soon honed his skills as a producer, writer, director, and cinematographer. His feature films have won international critical acclaim, having screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto and have been released theatrically in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. To date, his feature dramas include Johnny (1999), Lola (2001), Emile (2003), Severed (2005), Unnatural & Accidental (2006), Normal (2007), and Mothers & Daughters (2008).

Carl sits on the boards off the Whistler Film Festival and the First Weekend Club and is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada, the Writer's Guild of Canada and the Canadian Film and Television Producer's Association.