Philippe Grégoire grew up in Napierville, a small agricultural community 45 kilometers away from Montreal and close to the Canadian border with the-United States. He paid for his film school tuition fees by working as a part-time customs officer, a job he hated. Philippe has dual Canadian and Italian citizenship and, although he once owned a car with big wheels and a spoiler, he never worked at the drag strip of his hometown and his parents were the proud owners of a hardware store. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Comparative Literature from the Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree in Communication in the Experimental Media Creation profile from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He also graduated from L’Inis in screenwriting. His short films, One man, Aquarium and Beep Beep, have been presented in over 110 film festivals and in over 20 different countries.
The Noise of Engines is his first feature film and his first autofiction work.