My Little Underground

My Little Underground

                                My Little Underground
| 6 min

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In this autobiographical animated short, Elise Simard crafts the story of a young girl seeking self-discovery and rebirth. Drifting between real and imagined events, the film uses time-lapse photography with ink and pastels, creating a haunting, compassionate exploration of addiction and existence.

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My Little Underground, Élise Simard, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Élise Simard
  • script
    Élise Simard
  • narration
    Élise Simard
  • original music composer
    Rebecca Foon
  • musician
    Rebecca Foon
    Sarah Pagé
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • editing
    Pascale Paroissien
  • additional animation
    Emmanuel Suquet
  • compositing
    Emmanuel Suquet
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
    Susan Gourley
    Randall Finnerty
  • on-line
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical co-ordination
    Julie Laperrière
    Steve Hallé
  • studio recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Chris Fox
  • sound re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
    Roddy McManus
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima