The Corner Shop Adds Director Vincent René-Lortie To Its Roster
Vincent René-Lortie
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Director Vincent René-Lortie has joined The Corner Shop for representation in the U.S. and U.K./Amsterdam. This marks his first career representation in those markets.

A breakthrough director from Canada, René-Lortie has been recognized with a D&AD Graphite Pencil for Best Direction on the basis of Simon Leoza’s “La Nuèe” and a UKMVA 2020 Best Choreography (for Brittney Canda) on the strength of Sheena Ko’s “Wrap Me Up”

René-Lortie’s most recent Young Director Awards Gold in Video Art for the dance short film “Sit Still” which re-imagines how choreography can work in narratives. He navigates the inner emotions of seven-year old Adeline, expressing herself purely through street dance Krump, replacing the traditional beat-centric style with an introspective score by Alaskan Tapes, compelling listeners to hear what she has to say.

Anna Hashmi, founder and executive producer at The Corner Shop, said, “There is something magical about Vincent’s work, that makes time and phone calls just stop as you get drawn into the worlds and stories he creates. We are excited and feel privileged to work with such a breakthrough talent.”

René-Lortie said, “All my discussions with Anna and Chia (EP Tucker) in the U.K. have proven that they are so committed to the craft of film, its artistry, and process. But above all, their human and honest values are felt through all their projects, which is really important to me. I feel that I am only at the beginning of my directorial career in the advertising world and I can’t wait to be able to learn and create alongside their team.”


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