Elise Simard is an animation director who also specializes in handmade special effects. She has contributed visual signatures for documentary features and animated shorts, and enjoys collaborations with amazing filmmakers and artists. In 2012 she directed My Little Underground at the National film Board of Canada, where she often takes part in projects and research. Her filmography includes the tiny musical Breakfast (2013), produced while in residency at the Aberystwyth Art Center in Wales, Opening Hours (2015), an occult fantasy centered around the Jarry park in Montréal, and Beautiful Like Elsewhere, a short animated science fiction to be released in 2017.
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