Esperamos is a Montreal-based documentary production company with projects for cinema, television and new media. Grounded in each creator’s unique viewpoint, our projects tackle the many great issues of our time: art, citizenship, identity, political resistance, the environment, revolution, indigenous people and immigration
Esperamos was founded in 2005 by author, filmmaker and producer Hugo Latulippe.
Several of our films have been in competition in major festivals in Québec, Canada and abroad: IDFA (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland) and Hot Docs (Toronto, Canada). Our feature-length documentary Ce qu’il reste de nous (What Remains of Us) ran in the official competition at the 2004 Cannes Festival, garnered awards worldwide and won the Jutra for Best Documentary Film in Quebec. Hugo Latulippe’s documentary Alphée des étoiles opened the 2013 Visions du Réel Festival where it won the Audience Award. Alphée then received Hot Docs’ Special Jury Award, in Toronto, and several other prizes around the world. In 2015, Sophie Deraspe’s The Amina Profile (Le profil Amina) was in official competition at the Sundance Festival (USA).
Among some of the filmmakers and artists with whom we have worked are Simon Beaulieu, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, Vali Fugulin, François Méthé, Sarah Fortin, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, Sophie Deraspe and Francine Pelletier.
In 2013, Esperamos joined Groupe Fair-Play. The merging of the companies’ resources and film and television heritage is a successful blend of cultures and provides momentum to new projects, respective or collective. (In 2016, Fair-Play acquired the remainder of Esperamos’ assets.) Hugo Latulippe now acts as artistic director as well as executive producer, with Michel St-Cyr and Guy Villeneuve.