Tania Trepanier is an award-winning writer, director and producer. She directs
both documentary and narrative film as well as music videos and educational films.
She presently works in the film industry in Los Angeles and has several feature
film projects in development, including the screenplay Of Chameleons and Gods,
a Sundance Writers Lab finalist co-written by Norman Anderson, a Sloan Grant
Tania has an MFA in Film Production from the University of
Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, where she received highly competitive
awards and grants for her student films. Her mentors have included Jeremy Kagan
(West Wing), Randall Kleiser (Grease), Donald Petrie (How to
Lose a Guy in Ten Days), and Mark Harris (Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary
Into the Arms of Strangers).
Tania got her start in filmmaking through
a series of grants from the Canadian government to make independent films such
as Sugar and Spice and Seven Days. These films have screened to
critical acclaim at film festivals internationally.
Over the years, Tania
has taught film classes at USC, the Young Filmmaker's Academy and the Hawaii Filmmakers
Initiative in Maui.
Before turning to filmmaking, Tanias creative
work included seven years of experience exhibiting multi-media work at art galleries
across Canada. She also has a BA in International Literature and an MA in Women's
Born in Quebec City of a French-Canadian father and American
mother - both teachers - Tania grew up in Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and India.