Holding degrees in journalism and photography, Joannie has taken part in several recognized publications. In recent years, she has directed for television, for the web (on different projects produced by the NFB) and has been acting as filmmaker mentor with Wapikoni Mobile which works with different aboriginal communities in the province of Quebec. Her latest documentary project, THE WOMAN WHO SAW THE BEAR, has been shown in major festivals across Canada and internationally.
When she grows up, Joannie hopes to finish her tour of every country in the world. This is necessary to provide her with a continuous supply of the awe and amazement she feels upon encountering the poetry of daily life (and might just turn her into a polyglot via osmosis).
Joannie lives, works and plays in Montreal, Quebec – but has been known to escape to faraway places.