Ancestral Land

Director : Gabriel Bissonnette

Ancestral Land poster Australian Film Festival OZIFF

Overview & Credits


A young traveler flourishes in the midst of the forest that envelops him until he chances upon a malevolent axe that stirs up his greed.

Director Biography

Gabriel is a director who was born in Laval in 1982, he later grew up in Montreal where he discovered cinema in a youth centre. He cut his teeth in cinema at Cégep de Rosemont and then perfected his skills in editing at ECTQ in Quebec. He built a strong experience thanks to personal projects of short films. He has also formed his own group called Fusion Film. He is now self-employed in the big city of Montreal. He produces as many shows as films or web series.


Gabriel Bissonnette - Director / Writer
Steve Thiboutot - Producer
Stéphane Picotte - VFX
Marie-Pier Diamond - Director of photography
Samuel Desrosiers - music composer
Alejandro Magaña Martinez - Sound Designer
Benjamin Schiavi Paris - Cameraman
Vicky Limkalan - Makeup Artist

Key Cast

Arnaud Vincent Raschella
Dania Thibodeau