Sarrazin Couture Entertainment combines award-winning creative talent with proven production expertise in film and television. Based in Toronto and Los Angeles, partners Pierre Sarrazin and Suzette Couture recently completed a one hour drama television pilot, STAY WITH ME, starring Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) for Bell Media/CTV network.
Currently, Sarrazin Couture Entertainment is adapting Will Ferguson’s Giller Prize-winning novel 419 as a feature film. Set primarily in Nigeria, the movie, as described by Giller Prize juror author Roddy Doyle: “…points in the direction of something entirely new: the Global Novel. It is emotionally and physically at home in the poverty of Lagos and in the day-to-day of North America. It tells us the ways in which we are bound together and reminds us of the things that will always keep us apart.”
Their debut feature film LA FLORIDA won Canada’s Golden Reel Award for highest grossing Canadian film. The company has produced 33 episodes of the television series THE CITY for the CTV network/Fremantle and is currently in development on a limited series for Bell Media, THE INVESTIGATION.
Television movie credits include:
AFTER THE HARVEST, directed by Jeremy Podeswa, starring Sam Shepard. Gemini Award for Best Screenplay, Suzette Couture
THE LIFE, starring Bruce Greenwood, directed by Lynn Stopkewich. Gemini Award for Best Screenplay, Chris Haddock, Alan DiFiore.
THE MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF, starring David James Elliott, directed by Helen Shaver. Gemini Award for Female Lead Wendy Crewson. Writers Guild of Canada Award, Best Screenplay, Suzette Couture
DOOMSTOWN, starring K.C. Collins, directed by Sudz Sutherland. Gemini Award for Best Television Movie, Best Screenplay Sudz Sutherland.
THE TERRORIST NEXT DOOR, directed by Jerry Ciccoritti, Official Selection of the 2008 Roma Fiction Fest. Gemini Award for Best Direction.
THE SHELDON KENNEDY STORY, starring Jonathan Scarfe, directed by Norma Bailey. Banff World Television Award for Best Television Movie, Gemini Award for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
WRITER/PRODUCER – SUZETTE COUTURE
Suzette Couture is recognized as one of Canada’s finest screenwriters. She has received five Gemini Awards in Canada for long-form writing. Her miniseries JESUS, for CBS, was nominated for an Emmy. She was awarded the Humanitas Prize for her miniseries HAVEN, CBS.
PRODUCER/WRITER – PIERRE SARRAZIN
An award-winning producer of television movies, Pierre Sarrazin began his career in television documentaries at CTV’s W-5 and CBC’s The Journal. He directed the 6 hour documentary miniseries THE CANADIANS. He has received Canada’s Golden Reel Award for highest box office for a Canadian feature. His television movie, DOOMSTOWN, won the Gemini for Best Television Movie.