With more than 50 productions as production designer and art director, Réjean Labrie excels in transforming ideas and words that bring the audience into the character’s world.
Réjean was born in Quebec City. He first enrolled in architecture at Laval University, followed by studying set design for theatre and film at Concordia University in Montreal. He travelled west to enroll in scenography at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and his work for theatre brought him to Winnipeg, where he became involved in the film industry. With the support of a very talented crew, Réjean quickly established himself as the leading production designer.
His first main collaboration was with influential director Guy Maddin for whom he designed Twilight of Ice Nymphs, The Saddest Music of the World, The Heart of the World and My Winnipeg. The critically acclaimed productions brought him three Blizzard Awards. Other Canadian features include Lucid with director Sean Garrity, and The Law of Enclosures, directed by John Greyson
Réjean has designed many successful made-for-TV films and series. Credits with director Norma Bailey are Cowboys & Indians: The JJ Harper Story, and Nights Below Station Street, both for CBC. For the network YTV, he designed three Seasons of The Adventures of Shirley Holmes and two seasons of 2030 CE.
In the last two years, Réjean has worked with Frantic Films designing the well-received TV series Todd & The Book of Pure Evil for the Space Channel, and two mini-series about the life of Don Cherry for CBC Television, for which he received a Gemini nomination.