Draw Me a Song

  • Francine Desbiens,
  • ,
  • 8 min 19 s

In this charming animated short, a musician drops his son off at day care and returns home to work. Suddenly, the telephone rings. His son leaves a message on the answering machine, "I love you, Daddy." The father tries to concentrate on his composition, but the telephone rings throughout the day, the messages becoming more poignant. Touched by his child's love, the musician, at last, begins to play a beautiful melody on his clarinet. His imagination soars into the clouds and beyond, eventually gliding down to Earth on the beam of a spotlight, where he performs before a full audience. Every seat is occupied by his son, who sings along, "La, la, la, la..."

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Film Credits

director
Francine Desbiens
producer
Yves Leduc
Dagmar Teufel
Jacques Vallée
script
Marthe Blackburn
Francine Desbiens
animation camera
Francine Desbiens
Pierre Landry
Jacques Avoine
sound
Louis Hone
editing
Pierre Bernier
sound editing
Marie-Claude Salvaille
animation
Francine Desbiens
Lina Gagnon
Michèle Pauzé
Maurice Trépanier
Suzanne Gervais
Chantal Roy
re-recording
Hans Peter Strobl
Adrian Croll
voice
Robert Parson
Alexandre Gauthier-Frankel
music
Robert M. Lepage

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