The Architect

by Mathieu Lorain Dignard

L’inis, Canada


Stuck in his parents’ garage after a reversal of fortune, Mike Villeneuve, a former gambling addict and amateur weightlifter, devotes himself to the sale of protein shakes for a multi-level marketing company. Obsessed with his quest for success, he finds himself cornered into deceiving the very people who are trying to help.

Director's biography

After graduating from the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2010 and the l’École Nationale de l’humour in 2013, Mathieu Lorain Dignard began acting onstage (L’impromptue, Shpountz) in various musical comedies such as Grease and Sister Act. He landed a recurring role in the TV series Au secours de Béatrice, and wrote and performed two one-man shows. Mathieu then took the leap into filmmaking and enrolled as a screenwriter in the Cinema Program at L’inis, which he completed in the summer of 2021. While there, he wrote and directed his first film, The Architect.


Director: Mathieu Lorain Dignard

Screenplay: Mathieu Lorain Dignard

Cinematography: Julien David

Editing: Jean-Philippe Cesari

Music: Claudie Bertounesque


Original title: L’Architecte

Running time: 14'

Film type: Fiction

Country: Canada

Completion date: January 2021