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The Next Big Thing - Montreal

The Next Big Thing - Montreal

| 54 min

This feature documentary from The Next Big Thing series follows several Toronto comedians to Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival, an intensive and competitive proving ground for these comedians trying to become “the next big thing.”

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

  • director
    Murray Battle
  • writer
    Andrew Clark
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • casting
    Andrew Clark
  • editor
    Tim Kirkwood
  • cinematography
    Peter Walker
    Mark Irwin
    Murray Battle
    Ali Kazimi
    Don Spence
    Pierre Letarte
    Tony Cucciari
    Timothy Pocius
    Alister Bell
    Jocelyn Belzile
    Shaun Majumder
    Jason Rouse
  • sound recordist
    Ao Loo
    Daniel Ferland
    Steve McNamee
    Robert Fletcher
    Sanjay Mehta
    Galen Handy
    Jeff Rosa
    Zac McFarlane
  • assistant editor
    Timothy Pocius
  • music consultant
    Jonathan Goldsmith
  • production assistant
    Timothy Pocius
    Cecil Barba
  • online editor
    Tim Kirkwood
    Timothy Pocius
  • on-line effects
    John Dowding
    Dan McCarthy
  • compositing
    John Dowding
    Dan McCarthy
  • graphic design
    William Cameron
    Kristjan Viger
  • colour correction
    Joanne Rourke
  • sound editor
    Steve Munro
    David Drainie Taylor
    Timothy Mehlenbacher
  • assistant sound editor
    Peter Kambasis
    Michael Turman
  • foley artist
    John Thompson
  • re-recording mixer
    Steve Munro
    Timothy Mehlenbacher
  • stills
    Jeff Nolte
    Bernard Bohn
  • clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • transcription
    Tricia De Graaf
  • product manager
    Sue Mander
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
  • assistant production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • program administrator
    Ida Di Fruscia
  • administrative assistant
    Joanne Forrest
  • production co-ordinator
    Lea Marin-Jara
  • commissioning editor
    Rudy Buttignol
  • senior producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
    Sylvia Sweeney


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