Pierre M. Trudeau studied film animation at Concordia University in Montreal. He founded an independent company, Cine-Clic, to produce public interest advertising and has since directed about 15 animated shorts, including Last Call Blues (1985) and Buston Keater (1986). Winning the 1986-1987 Cinéaste recherché(e) competition gave him the opportunity to make his first film at the NFB. Kid Stuff (1990), a shattering look at domestic violence, revealed Trudeau's singular style and his talent for designing 3D puppets from construction paper. After a step in France on the short film Ruzz & Ben (Philippe Julien, 2004), Pierre M. Trudeau produced and directed three non-narrative shorts Tripes, Entrailles, Viscères.