Montrealer Georges Léonard (b. 1945) began his career as a set decorator for several films. In 1979, he co-produced the documentary On a été élevé dans l'eau salée... for the series Gaspésie, in collaboration with Marie Beaulieu, Lucienne Tremblay and Hughes Tremblay. Splash (1981) and État 1 (1984) are two art films which were premiered at FIFA. Later works include Ram dix-sept II et son temps (1985) and Le retour des Jacquemarts (1987). In these films on art, Léonard has found the perfect vehicle for his interests, and his research in this field is quite innovative. He later resumed his duties as a set decorator on such films as Las Fallas (1997) and Requiem pour un édifice (1998).