Beginning in documentaries as a producer-director (W-5, The Journal), he transitioned to drama with his first feature film, La Florida, which he co-wrote and produced with partner Suzette Couture. The movie won the Golden Reel Award as Canada’s highest grossing feature film.
His production of the television movie The Man Who Lost Himself was the highest-rated movie of 2005, reaching 1.8 million viewers. The film sold to the Lifetime Network where it was broadcast on American Thanksgiving.
Pierre has produced with some of the finest directors in Canada, including Jeremy Podeswa (After The Harvest), Sudz Sutherland (Doomstown), and Jerry Ciccoritti (The Terrorist Next Door, The City)
His hour drama series The City, which he produced and co-created with partner Suzette Couture for CTV, ran for 33 episodes and has been sold by Pearson Television/Fremantle to great success in territories around the world.
Among the television movies he has produced are:
THE TERRORIST NEXT DOOR – Official Selection of the 2008 RomaFictionFest, DOOMSTOWN (2006) – Gemini Awards for Best TV Movie, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actress, THE MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF – Most watched Canadian television movie of 2005, THE LIFE (2004) – Nine Gemini Award nominations, AFTER THE HARVEST (2001) – Gemini Award for Best Screenplay, THE SHELDON KENNEDY STORY (1999) – Banff World Television Award for Best Television Movie, Winner of two Gemini Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
His feature film LA FLORIDA (1993), which he co-wrote and produced with Suzette Couture, received the Golden Reel Award for the highest-grossing movie in Canada in the year of its first release.
Pierre Sarrazin has also produced two seasons of the award-winning television series THE CITY (1999-00), and is currently writing a half-hour comedy series entitled, DUTY FREE.
Prior to this, his extensive experience as a television journalist included producing documentaries for CTV’s W-FIVE, the four-hour mini-series THE CANADIANS and CBC’s THE JOURNAL.