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At the Beach

At the Beach

In this short documentary, burn victims get to enjoy a family day at the beach thanks to an outing organized by the Association des grands brûlés. Enduring the curious stares of strangers isn't easy, but the desire to lead a full life, especially on such a beautiful summer day, is simply too strong. By sharing the inspiring stories of these men and women, Jeremy Peter Allen's At the Beach invites us to embrace our differences.

This film is part of the The first edition. of the 5 Shorts Project, created by the National Film Board of Canada and produced in conjunction with Spirafilm, a Quebec cooperative dedicated to independent cinema.

The second edition can be found here.
The third edition can be found here.

  • producer
    Nathalie Cloutier
    Colette Loumède
    Catherine Benoît
  • participation
    Claudia Desharnais
    Cindy Loyer
    Chantale Poitras
    Nathalie Rousseau
    Luc Turcotte
  • research
    Jeremy Peter Allen
  • script
    Jeremy Peter Allen
  • direction
    Jeremy Peter Allen
  • cinematography
    François Gamache
  • editing
    Aube Foglia
  • location sound
    Normand Lapierre
  • sound design
    Éric Pfalzgraf
  • data management
    Louis Blackburn
  • transfer
    Louis Blackburn
  • technical direction
    Louis Blackburn
    Vincent Deschênes
  • technical support
    Julie Pelletier
  • production support
    Claudine Thériault
    Catherine Pelletier
  • administrative support
    Marie-Christine Desbiens
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Jacques-Bertrand Simard
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • marketing manager
    Tammy Peddle
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Larissa Christoforo
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède




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