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Jp Duchastel

Freelance Assistant

  • Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
  • 514-933-8544


Assistant for Film/TV/Video/Photo and Special Event Projects in Montreal, Quebec, CANADA


Bilingual (English/French) with valid driver’s license & clean driving record. Accompaniment, Guide, Personal Assistant, Production Assistant, Fixer and more for visiting Producers, Directors, Talent and their Crews.  Also, 3rd or 4th AD for background extras, supplementary assistant for production office or field casting of talent or extras: Film, TV, Photo, Conferences, Events, Exhibitions, Parties, Shows, etc.. Bondable and insurable (no criminal record and excellent credit). Complete confidentiality and discretion assured for all projects.

Assistant pour mandats sur l’île de Montréal et Brossard.

- Tournage vidéo/télé/cinématographiques/photo

- Assistant de plateau

- En vidéo: 2ieme assistant au réalisateur ou opérateur camera additionnel.

- Assistant pour événements spéciaux: spectacles, conférences, etc.

- Assistant gestion de bénévoles ou de figurants

- Assistant personnel

  I'm always looking for interesting work, I enjoy learning and assisting people with their projects.

 My fee starts at $30 CAD/USD per hour (3 hours minimum), plus meals and parking fees.

Day rate (8 hours) $240.  Rate after 8 hours, $35/per hour. Rate after the 12th hour  and/or for work done overnight (11pm-5am) $40/per hour. Rates for work done outside of Montreal island vary and must be negotiated in advance.

Work History

Extra (background performer)



1999  ABA hair show,  Model,  Redken NY Concept JP Inc.

Film, Television

2009  Ezio’s Story (Assassin's Creed 2)Merchant - 15th century Italy,   Ubisoft/ Yves Simoneau.

2008    Polytechnique,  Student,  Director Denis Villeneuve.

2005  Qui Rénove! Édition Nature, Played myself (reality TV),  Artaud Communications.

2004  Greatest Game Ever Played,   Gallery & Gardener (29 days) Touchstone/Disney.

U.A.A.P. “King’s Ransom”  Crowd,  Joshmax Inc.                     

Le Survenant,  Merchant,  Les Films Vision 4 Inc.

2000  Watatatow season 10,  Student,  Vivaclic- Production JBM.

1999  The Trial Of Nuremberg,  Prisoner of war,  Les Productions La Fete/ Alliance.

Audrey Hepburn,  Waiter & Guest,  Audrey Hepburn Productions Inc.

1998 Anne Of Green Gables,  3 types of soldiers,  Anne Of Green Gables Productions

Chartrand et Simonne,  Recruit & Soldier,  Videofilms Inc.

Family: Life of Joe Bonanno,  Resident,  Les Productions La Fête

Ces Enfants d'Ailleurs 2, Spectator,  Ces Enfants d'Ailleurs 2 Inc.

Lassie,  Waiter,   Cinar Inc.

Omertà 3,  Crowd,   Productions S D A Ltee.

1997  L'Ombre De L’Epervier,  Pre-turn of the century factory worker,  Verseau International Inc.

Snake Eyes,  Spectator,  Paramount Pictures/Brian De Palma.


General volunteer: set-up, take down of park and ribbon start (rental mini-van driver in 06)2005-06-07-08-09.

Farha Foundation, - Walk For Life,

General volunteer: set-up and customer service

Salon national de l’environnement (SNE),

Volunteer: decorations set-up or welcoming guests and handout party safe materials at rave.2003, 05, 06, 07.

BBCM – event Black & Blue rave dance party at Stade Olympique 

Assistant to the volunteer coordinator: welcome volunteers, keep track of schedules, hand out gratuities.2007.

Mondial de la biere, 14e edition, Station Windsor. 

Elite team volunteers: “benevoles volant”

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP11)2005.

Assistant, PA, Guide, Fixer, Camera op. & Promo rep.


List of selected projects:

- Project assistant, director's assistant, replacement boom operator for web video and web product devellopement 2007-12.

- Guide, PA and Second Unit Driver. Location shoot  Bethenny Getting Married?   Shed Media US, Bravo TV network..  2010

- PA, Unit Driver. Location shoot  The Fed Project  Liberty Street Films, Jim Bruce. 2010

- Camera operator for Roll-On Concordia University TV show  2009.

- Guide & PA, location shoot Fushigi Hakken Japanese TV crew for show about Cirque du Soleil 2008.

- Fixer and PA location shoot   Rachael's Vacation – Food Network/High Noon Entertainment  2008.

- PA on Les Faux Airsstudent dir. Phillipe MontpetitUniversity of Montreal2004.

- PA on La Derniere Heurestudent dir. Phillipe MontpetitUniversity of Montreal2003.

- Ceremony taping and edit services, home video, client Mme Laroche  2003

- Video director Kids Rule The World play, Dir. Bonnie Wurst, home video for parents. 2003

- Screening Representative for Quebec English market in Montreal, responsible for local tear sheets and audience feedback of premiere/promotional screenings.  Columbia Tri-Star Films Of Canada. SPE (Sony Corporation), Toronto.  2000-2002

- Second camera operator for Envers by Jean Yves Lacasse, fashion show 2002.

- Second camera operator for A Psycho Beach Party play, student dir. Donald Rees 2001.


Cinema Communications

Dawson College

-CINE 101, STCVQ (now known as AQTIS  )  Is the Quebec union for film, TV and show technicians. Programme de Perfectionnement Professionnel 2004.

-Collegial studies in Creative Arts: Cinema/Communications option (incomplete) Dawson College. (Teachers included: Jesse Hunter, Phil Vitone and Dr. Lyle Cruickshank from the National Film Board of Canada.

-Attestation to Collegial studies (A.E.C.) Call Centre Agent, Dawson College 1997.


-Initiation a l'enregistrement sonore, Comite Social Centre-Sud 1999.

-Radio Production, Video Production, Concordia Center for Continuing Education 1997-98.  (Teachers included: CTV journalist and radio personality Robert Vairo)

-Techniques video, SAC University of Montreal, 1996.