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A Quiet Girl

2023 1 h 26 min
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When filmmaker Adrian Wills sets out to discover the story behind his adoption, his voyage reveals startling truths he could never have imagined, and shocking details he had tried to forget.

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A Quiet Girl


In A Quiet Girl, adopted Montreal filmmaker Adrian Wills discovers, on camera and in real time, the startling truths of his complex beginnings in Newfoundland. Shocking details drive Wills to the core of his birth mother’s resilience, and ultimately his own. In this moving feature documentary that combines 16mm footage and contemporary images with deeply personal conversations, Wills’ voyage transforms from an urgent search for identity into a quest to give a quiet girl her voice.
  • writer
    Adrian Wills
  • director
    Adrian Wills
  • editor
    Heidi Haines
  • director of photography
    Van Royko
  • additional cinematography
    Mario Janelle
    John Walker
  • original music
    Tim Baker
  • sound design
    Sacha Ratcliffe
  • researcher
    Wanda Nolan
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • camera operator
    Julio Alvarez
    Simran Dewan
    Mark O'Neill
    Lauren Guarneri
    Cody Westman
  • location sound recording
    Josh Owen
  • additional sound recording
    Don Ellis
    Michelle LaCour
    Lisa Gage
    Scott Yates
  • darkroom photography
    Bud Gaulton
  • production manager
    Lynn Andrews
  • transcription
    Lori Heath
    Tamara Segura
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • additional sound design
    Isabelle Riche
  • musician
    Tim Baker
    Mara Pellerin
  • production supervisor
    Roz Power
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
    Christopher MacIntosh
    André Solat
  • graphics
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Fred Casia
    Alain Ostiguy
  • title design
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Fred Casia
    Alain Ostiguy
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • digital editing technician
    Patrick Trahan
    Pierre Dupont
    Marie-Josée Gourde
  • re-recording
    Isabelle Lussier
  • associate producer
    Kelly Davis
  • studio administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • marketing manager
    Jamie Hammond
  • publicist
    Osas Eweka-Smith
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
    John Christou

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