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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.

  • 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
  • additional camera
    Katerine Giguère
  • additional sound
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • archival research
    Odette Désormeaux
  • rights clearances
    Odette Désormeaux
  • sound editing
    Claude Beaugrand
  • dialogue editing
    Francine Poirier
  • musician
    Bertrand Chénier
    Nitai Nitidem
    Julie Trudeau
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • computer graphics
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • translation
    Nahanie Grenier
    Erica Pomerance
  • subtitling
    Nahanie Grenier
    Erica Pomerance
  • legal advisor
    Remy Khouzam
  • music rights clearance
    Simon Henri
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Catherine Benoît
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
    Johanne Dubuc
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative assistant
    Lise Lévesque
    Larissa Christoforo
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • development executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède
  • coordinator
    Nathalie Perreault
    Amélie Lambert-Bouchard
  • technical supervision
    Théo Van Brabant
  • technical direction
    Vanessa Abadhir
  • chief accountant
    Lorette Torelli
  • assistant accountant
    Monique Rousselet
  • participant
    Arnold Fay
    Michel Leclerc
    Eileen Jourdain
    Pierre Landry
    Jean-Marie Leclerc
    Louey Parent
    Georgie Ravary
    Alanis Obomsawin


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