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| 8 min

An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the 4th movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer’s brilliant ability to evoke work and labour in his music, animator Patrick Bouchard brings earth to life through animated clay sculptures, creating a tactile nightmare in which man is his own slave driver.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • direction
    Patrick Bouchard
  • animation
    Patrick Bouchard
  • script
    Cynthia Tremblay
  • original idea
    P.A. Bouchard
  • consultant
    Marcel Jean
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • editing
    Alain Baril
    Stéphane Lafleur
  • visual effects
    Benoît Chagnon
  • technical support
    Benoît Chagnon
  • animator
    Pierre M. Trudeau
    Chantal Masson
  • direction assistant
    Pierre M. Trudeau
    Chantal Masson
  • set builder
    Dany Boivin
  • model maker
    Jean-Philippe Morin
  • mould maker - characters
    Claire Brognez
  • armature construction
    Dominick Bédard
  • props master
    André-Line Beauparlant
    Diane Gauthier
  • music
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • musician
    Stéphane Allard
    Céline Arcand
    Guillaume Bourque
    Pierre-Alain Bouvrette
    Alexandre Castonguay
    Marie-Claire Cousineau
    Elizabeth Dubé
    Guillaume Garant-Rousseau
    Sheila Hannigan
    Françoise Henri
    Guiy Kaye
    Marie Lacasse
    Frédéric Lambert
    Alexandre Lozowski
    Stéphanie MacAlpine
    Jean-Félix Mailloux
    Olivier Maranda
    Claire Ouellet
    Pierre Pépin
    Josée Poirier
    Jean René
    Jean-Sébastien Roy
    Amina Myriam Tebini
    Olivier Thouin
  • electronic arrangements
    Nicolas Borycki
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Réjean Myette
  • director of photography - special effects
    Pierre Mignot
  • 1st camera assistant
    Carla Clarke
  • 2nd camera assistant
    Jimmy Medellin
  • chief electrician
    Daniel Chrétien
  • key grip
    Stephane DeErnsted
  • digital imaging consultant
    Jacques Lévesque
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • administrator
    Michèle Labelle
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Julie Roy


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