Louis Champagne holds a diploma in acting from the National Theatre School (1994) and has made his mark in theatre as actor and director, most notably with the Grand Théâtre Émotif du Québec and his 12 creations in 12 months (1996), L’Homme des tavernes (Man of the Taverns) in 1999, and Les Gymnastes de l’émotion (The Gymnasts of Emotion) in 2002. In 2005, his play Le Gros homme et la mère (The Big Man and the Mother) was awarded the Masque prize in the regional category. On TV, he played Scorpion in Au nom de la loi (In the Name of the Law) and the infamous Louis in Minuit le soir (Twelve Midnight). He’s presently working on several projects, including a film called Amsterdam (with Cirrus productions), a film adaptation of L’Homme des tavernes, and a one-man show, Gros Jouet (Big Toy). He recently created La Pieuvre (The Octopus), which is a location for artistic production and creation, in collaboration with directors Stefan Miljevic and Yan Lanouette-Turgeon. Les Cavaliers de la Canette (Horsemen of the Bottle) is his first film.