Finding Macpherson

Finding Macpherson

                                Finding Macpherson
| 1 h 17 min

This feature doc tells the story of the improbable friendship between acclaimed Quebec singer Félix Leclerc and the intriguing Frank Randolph Macpherson. A chemical engineer from Jamaica, Macpherson immigrated to Quebec in 1917 and was the inspiration for the popular song that Leclerc named after him. But this is also a story about memory: it was animator Martine Chartrand’s memory of this song that compelled her to create the striking animated short MacPherson, made by filming paintings on glass using 35mm film. A sympathetic look at an artist at work, Finding Macpherson takes audiences on a personal journey, exploring the imperceptible yet powerful connections that bind us to each other.

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  • 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
  • script consultant
    Francine Tougas
  • archival research
    Odette Désormeaux
  • sound editing
    Claude Beaugrand
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède
  • technical direction
    Vanessa Abadhir
  • participant
    Arnold Fay
    Michel Leclerc
    Eileen Jourdain
    Pierre Landry
    Jean-Marie Leclerc
    Louey Parent
    Georgie Ravary
    Alanis Obomsawin