Finding Macpherson (Trailer)

Finding Macpherson (Trailer)

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Finding Macpherson is, above all, the story of an improbable friendship between the great Quebec singer Félix Leclerc and the intriguing Frank Randolph Macpherson, a chemical engineer from Jamaica who arrived in Quebec in 1917 and would inspire Leclerc’s song “MacPherson.” It is also a story about memory: a memory of the song that would push animation filmmaker Martine Chartrand to create the striking and poetic animation MacPherson, made by filming paintings on glass using 35mm film, while revisiting her own history. This highly personal and historical journey is captured by Serge Giguère, who accompanies Chartrand from the very start.

A sympathetic look at an artist at work, Finding Macpherson is also a steadfastly humanist film that highlights the imperceptible but unbreakable links that bind us to each other.

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Credits
  • script
    Serge Giguère
  • research
    Serge Giguère
  • director
    Serge Giguère
  • editing
    Annie Jean
  • producer
    Nicole Hubert
    Sylvie Van Brabant
    Colette Loumède
  • camera
    Serge Giguère
  • sound
    Serge Giguère
  • sound design
    Atelier Claude Beaugrand
  • original music
    Bertrand Chénier
  • archival research
    Odette Désormeaux
  • sound editing
    Claude Beaugrand
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède
  • participant
    Arnold Fay
    Michel Leclerc
    Eileen Jourdain
    Pierre Landry
    Jean-Marie Leclerc
    Louey Parent
    Georgie Ravary
    Alanis Obomsawin