Filmmaker. Writer. Storyteller.
Creator of dreams, but mostly nightmares.
Maude Michaud is an award-winning writer-director from Montreal (Canada) who specializes in genre entertainment. Aptly described as representing the "horror of normality", her work treads the fine line between the familiar and the uncanny while tackling raw universal themes.
Her body of work includes over a dozen critically acclaimed short films which have toured the international festival circuit, as well as a documentary web series about women horror filmmakers, which served as a basis for her Master’s thesis. Her debut feature film Dys- World Premiered in July 2014 at the Fantasia International Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature and is currently distributed under the title At The Door by LevelFilm.
An avid cinephile since her childhood, she has been nurturing a passion for storytelling and aims to create stories that challenge genre boundaries and audience expectations. She strives to create compelling entertainment that will take audiences on a journey out of their comfort zone while getting them to experience different perspectives.
In addition to filmmaking, she also loves to explore the storytelling potential of different mediums, including photography and writing. Most of her published work as a writer is non-fiction/academic, but she is currently returning to her initial passion by trying her hand at fiction.
Maude Michaud is repped by Omada in Montréal.
Special Jury Mention for the ARRQ Best Directing Award for The Monster Inside My Head
2nd place - Best original TV pilot script for Whipped
Public Choice Award: Best Canadian Feature Film for Dys-
Audience Award: Best Feature for Dys-
3rd place - Audience Award: Best Canadian Feature for the Frankenstein Unlimited anthology film (Reflection segment)
“Not many others I know are doing anything remotely as good as [Maude Michaud] is on this level, and for a talented filmmaker like Maude there is nothing to do but keep that star rising so listen to me now and believe me later – this is a woman to watch, support, and jump on the bandwagon for right now!”
(Craig McGee, Horror News)
“Dys- establishes Michaud as one of the most exciting new voices both in horror and in Canadian cinema overall. Brace yourselves for Dys-.”
(Cellar Door Film Festival)
“Maude Michaud is celebrated as one of the brightest filmmakers on the independent scene, and for very good reason. One such reason is her short film RED. […] Just another shining example of independent film making in the horror genre, RED is one hell of a film.”
(Justin Hamelin, Cup of Stars blog)
“Maude Michaud proves herself a bold risk-taker with the unflinching gut-punch of Dys- and she shows a daring hand at genre, atmosphere, offscreen violence, and body horror.”
(Pat Mullen, Cinemablographer)
“Michaud is a young woman with a phenomenal ability to craft stomach churning visuals and her future is bright indeed.”
(Mike Snoonian, Film Thrills)
“With some startling dream sequences and a constant sense of unease, Dys- is a confident debut from Michaud both from a directing and writing aspect, capped by a killer twisted final line.”
(Ian Sandwell, The Horror Show.tv)