Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins were both born in Charlesbourg, Québec. As young as teenagers, their rock climbing passion made them travel to the most beautiful destinations in the world and this enabled them to discover film making. Images allowed them to share with their family members as well as close friends the different projects done abroad, for example, university studies in Reunion Island, environmental projects in Madagascar and even rock climbing in Mexico, South Africa, Europe and Thailand.
In 2007, their first movie, Asiemut, created from their long 8000 km biking adventure through Asia, was the proud recipient of 35 awards all over the world. The two then presented their movie-conference during « les Grands Explorateurs » in Quebec as well as in many festivals in Canada, the United States, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Germany, Switzerland and Poland. Their movie was screened in more than 40 different countries. Passionate about writing, Mélanie also published her first book, Cadence, which tells the story of their journey through Asia.
In 2008, Mélanie and Olivier took part in an expedition on the Jésuites road, in Québec, an event that gathered First Nations youth and non aboriginal youth. They are now working on putting the final touches on the movie Encounter. In fall 2010, they will start the shooting of their next movie in which they will talk more profoundly about the relationship between members of the First Nations and Quebecers.
Life, individual and collective happiness, our place as individuals in society, the things that unite us to others as well as those that unite us to the territory and nature are also themes that will guide their quest.