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Bus Story

Bus Story

| 10 min

This funny short animation was written and created by Tali (At Home with Mrs. Hen) and is inspired by the filmmaker’s misadventures as a school bus driver in the Eastern Townships. Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch. Through her cheeky humour and oblique look at the reality of people living in the Quebec countryside, Tali delivers a film that is unique, witty and touching.

  • script
  • animation
  • direction
  • picture editing
    René Roberge
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • music
    Jean-Pierre Chansigaud
  • animatic editing
    Jelena Popovic
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • colour
    Emmanuelle Loslier
    Keyu Chen
  • computer graphics
    Emmanuelle Loslier
    Keyu Chen
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • voice
    Léo P. Chansigaud
    Olivier Calvert
    Manon Arsenault
    Richard Condie
  • voice direction
    Manon Arsenault
  • translation
    Janet Chapman
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • sound recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • titles
    Réjean Myette
  • marketing manager
    Geneviève Bérard
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Julie Roy


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Ages 12 to 16

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Media Education - Film Animation

Ideal for classes and projects on narrative, memoir, and conflict resolution. Describe the different ways in which the characters change over the course of the film. How does the filmmaker depict the changing seasons? Should the bus driver have told the truth about Killer’s dog? Write about a challenging relationship that you have overcome. Recreate it in the form of a story. In groups, act out the different relationships in the film and improvise alternate endings.

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