Born and raised in Toronto, Lucius Dechausay is an artist whose work is deeply personal and radically unique. He studied Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario, which he incorporated into several short animations about race and oppression, before honing his craft as a filmmaker in Sheridan College's Advanced TV and Film program.
Working primarily in post production, he served as a video producer on the long-running talkshow The Hour. During that time he also edited a number of short films with a focus on culturally diverse stories which have screened at many festivals, including TIFF, Cannes Short Corner, Reel Asian and The Inside Out Film Festival.
His directorial debut Solace In The Dark, a film about the power of art to heal during the 9/11 attacks premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival. The following year, his short animated film The Mark, screened at festivals worldwide and is currently being broadcast by Canadian Reflections. Kettle premiered at Hot Docs and was named one of the Top 10 Films to watch at the festival by NOW Magazine.