Beyond Reason

(Think the ‘Big Bang Theory’ of the 18th Century.:)

A true love story.
A tribute to all who know the ups and downs of true love and for those who do not quite fit into the norms of society. A humorous and timeless glimpse at the desires and differences of men and women, with a balance of science and the ‘science of seduction’. Based on the life and love of Emilie Du Chatelet and the witty writer/philosopher Voltaire.


Emilie was known for her “amorous nature” and her brilliant mind and best remembered as the woman who conquered the heart of Voltaire. Voltaire himself knew she was more, and celebrated her as a “great and powerful genius,” his equal. Emilie’s most significant work came from this slice of her life – a prolific period that she and Voltaire spent, often alone together, at her country chateau in the times when the best minds of the time, came to visit.

Wish List: Vanessa Paradis as Emilie


Voltaire received his education at a Jesuit college in Paris where he said he learned nothing but “Latin and the Stupidities.” His humorous verses made him a favorite in society circles and his sharp wit often got him into trouble with the authorities. “Every man is guilty of the good he did not do.”

Wish List: Johnny Depp as Voltaire

Sneak Peek

You may read a scene from the screenplay “Beyond Reason” on the Sneak Peek page.

WildSound Excerpts

You may view a video of an excerpt from the screenplay “Beyond Reason” at the WildSound Short Screenplay Festival here.


Winner of the WILDSound Short Screenplay Festival

The WILDsound Screenplay Reading Festival was held on Wednesday, July 25 at the National Film Board Cinema.

First Place WildSound, Tornonto
Third Place Script Vamp Short
Finalist: Gimmie Credit
Finalist: British Short Screenplay Contest
Winner of the Women’s Theater, Palm Coast

Cast List

The following actors read the “Beyond Reason” screenplay at the WildSound Screenplay Reading Festival:

Michele Tredger as Emelie Chatelet

Unions: ACTRA, EQUITY, UDA Stagiaire
Location: Toronto
Agency: Characters
Agent: Larry Goldhar
Phone: (416) 964-8522
Fax: (416) 964-8206

Marc Ouimet as Voltaire

Unions: ACTRA
Location: Toronto
Agency: AMI Artist Management Inc.
Agent: Robyn Friedman
Phone: (416) 363-7450
Fax: (416) 363-7473

Jean-Michel Nadeau as Maupertuis/Magistrate

Unions: ACTRA, UDA
Location: Toronto
Agency: AAB Talent (Toronto)
Agent: Thomas and Warren
Phone: (416) 594-0222
Fax: (416) 594-0555

Eric Poulin as Marquis/Richelieu

Agency: CNF Talent Toronto (a division of The Talent Pool)
Agent: Robert Lemieux (CNF-T)
Phone: (416) 410-5110
Fax: (514) 409-2500
Address: H.O. Mailing: P.O. Box 25252, Station RDP H1E 7P9
H.O. Delivery: 12530-70th Av H1C 1L2
Montreal Quebec

Heather Dick as Woman/Cafe Keeper

Location: Toronto
Agency: Serlyn Portal
Agent: Serje Marquis
Phone: (416) 364-9916

Adrian Griffin as Alex Pope

Location: Toronto
Agency: Noble Caplan Abrams
Agent: Rachel Neville-Fox
Phone: (416) 920-5385
Fax: (416) 920-6343