Canadian director Michel Poulette was working with Radio-Québec, when he met a group of irreverent screen writers, who would later become the comedy group Rock et Belles Oreilles. From 1985 until 1988, he became the producer for their television series. To him, it was “just like shooting in a movie studio. Half the time I would use a single camera, afterwards we would do the editing, and we would write original scores. When you put them end-to-end-, we made the equivalent of fifteen feature-length comedies”. Strengthened by this experience he went on to make his long feature debut, the hugely successful Louis 19, Roi des Ondes. In 1991 he happened onto the screenplay of a televised series, La Conciergerie des Monstres. The series, written by Benoit Dutrizac, looked like a cross between Twin Peaks and a film noir. It took Michel Poulette 6 years to turn this into a movie. But the result was worth it, as he will tell you himself when he will present The Haven.