Pierre Gill has worked as a cinematographer with some of the most respected directors in Canadian cinema and television, and has also worked on high-end American projects including Hitler, Joan of Arc, Outlander, Art of War, and The Covenant. He has been honored many times by both the Canadian (CSC) and the American (ASC) Societies of Cinematography.
Gill started professionally at age 24, by forming Kino Films, a successful production company with Erik Canuel (Bon Cop – Bad Cop) and Marie-France Lemay. Together they produced more than 300 commercials and hundreds of music videos in a three-year period. At 27, Gill shot his first feature film, Eldorado, awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. His second film, Liste Noire (Jean-Marc Vallée – Crazy) was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Cinematography. Since 1995, he has been nominated over 26 times in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America winning 16 awards in total, including the illustrious ASC award.
Gill’s directing debut, The Last Casino, garnered him several awards and nominations, including Best M.O.W. at the International New York Film Festival, and six Canadian Gemini Award nominations with three wins, including Best Director, Movie, Actor, Production Designer, Cinematographer and Editor. Additionally, he directed two episodes of Charlie Jade (a 20 episode Sci-Fi TV series), as well as several television commercials and music videos. Gill is currently preparing three features as director: Beyond Suspicion, Von Kenplem’s The Turk, and Alexis le Trotteur.