Sakchin Bessette

Speaker, Sakchin Bessette
Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Moment Factory
  • Moment Factory’s Foresta Lumina immersive night walk experience won the Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival (2018).
  • MF was awarded an Interactive Innovation Award in the Smart City category at SXSW for their interactive light installation, Living Connections, on Montréal’s Jacques-Cartier Bridge (2018).
  • In the last year alone, MF has worked on concert tours for Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

Sakchin was a one-time VJ at underground parties in Montreal.

The magic maker

Moment Factory conjures fantastical worlds of light, architecture, sound and special effects that turn ephemeral moments into unforgettable experiences. It’s as close to real magic that one gets in this world, and MF head creative wizard and co-founder Sakchin Bessette has spent the last 17 years helping put the world under its spell. He has spearheaded the creation of over 350 multimedia shows, installations and environments around the globe for clients that include Madonna, Microsoft, Los Angeles Airport, Nine Inch Nails, the NFL, Sony, Toyota and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

As Moment Factory has scaled upwards and outwards – they now have 300 team members in offices in Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo and Paris – Sakchin has continued to grow a creative ecosystem where artists can collaborate, flourish and evolve. In his role as executive creative director, Sakchin is responsible for providing guidance and inspiration to a diverse cast of multidisciplinary artists while pushing them to think in new ways and create with passion. Developing and applying cutting edge visual technologies, strong storytelling and uncompromised artistic values have always been integral to his vision and, by extension, the continued evolution of Moment Factory.

“The real creative power, the creative ‘being,’ is the ecosystem that we form, it’s not an individual.”
Sakchin
  • Moment Factory’s Foresta Lumina immersive night walk experience won the Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival (2018).
  • MF was awarded an Interactive Innovation Award in the Smart City category at SXSW for their interactive light installation, Living Connections, on Montréal’s Jacques-Cartier Bridge (2018).
  • In the last year alone, MF has worked on concert tours for Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.

Sakchin was a one-time VJ at underground parties in Montreal.