When the rabbit has its own story, the story will no longer be written by the hunter.


  • DIRECTORS /Richard Donavan
  • COUNTRY /Canada
  • CATEGORIES /Short film
  • RUNTIME /4:57

Directors Biography

Richard Donavan

Donavan Richard, aka DonCartel, is an emerging filmmaker fascinated by the psychology of human behavior. Hypersensitive and curious, he enjoys exploring human relationships in all their brutality and complexity.

A creative event and catering entrepreneur, he has always pursued his dream of becoming a filmmaker. In 2015, he graduated from L’inis’ Cinéma profil scénariste program. As part of this program, he scripted two short films: “Larry de la buanderie” by Francis Papillon, which was selected in 3 festivals, and “Motel Paradise” by Virginia Tangvald, which was selected in 7 festivals including Festival Nouveau cinéma, Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois.

In 2016, he won the Pionniers du cinéma bursary at the Défi Ciné-Québec with “Le Rendez-Vous”, a short film produced in 24h that he wrote for fellow director Maxime Rheault starring Geneviève Brouillette, Alain Desrochers and Jacques Matte.

That same year, he represented Inis on the Creation Jury at the 19th Valence Scénario international screenwriters’ festival.

In 2020, driven by his thirst for creativity, he founded his own digital content production company, “DonCartel inc.”, in which he puts his skills as scriptwriter, producer, art director and copywriter to good use. This new project also gave him the opportunity to cut his teeth as a director on various advertising and corporate video projects.

In 2023, he took the plunge into fiction directing with his first independent short film “Le Chasseur”. A film in which he acted as writer, producer, director, editor and art director.

Now calling himself a free man, he is driven by a powerful desire to tell stories and achieve human fulfillment.

He is currently working on three feature film projects that are close to his heart, and is seeking financing for his next short film “Nightfall”.


“Le Chasseur” : Bruno Poitras
“La Chasseuse” : Clara Cloutier


Directed & written by : Richard Donavan
Producer : Richard Donavan