Jean-Luc Carradines Cano is a French freelance writer and director currently working for DONTNOD Entertainment as cinematic director, motion capture director and writer since 2009. Next to his work on DONTNOD Entertainment's first game, Remember Me, as director and writer, he is the writer of the original story of Life is Strange and was significantly involved in the development of the game including his work as motion capture director.
In 2004, Cano directed the french film The Snail.
In 2015, he worked as writer on the second volume of the comic Elric.
- Cano grew up in Montpellier, France, and currently lives in Paris.
- In Episode 2 of Life is Strange, Chloe and Max re-enact the railroad scene from the coming of age film Stand by Me. Cano confirmed the reference on Facebook adding that it's one of his favorite films.
- Cano is a fan of the singer Noel Gallagher.
- Cano is aparently unreligious. On his Facebook info about religious views he stated "Fuck religions".
- On July 27, 2015, Cano put a rainbow filter on his profile picture to celebrate the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
- His favorite quote is: "What do you think about French Rock'n'Roll ?" - "It's like English wine..." (John Lennon). He evidently likes John Lennon, which could also explain the John Lennon quote at the beginning of Life is Strange's first episode "Chrysalis", "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."
- He is apparently a big Stephen King fan. He quotes Stephen King's The Gunslinger on his Facebook About information: "I do not kill with my gun. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart." There are also several Stephen King references throughout Life is Strange.
- Jean-Luc Cano Talks Life is Strange (January 12, 2016)
- The hidden GENIUS behind LIFE IS STRANGE - "The Story's Behind" (October 24, 2016)