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One Night

Une nuit - (Entretien avec Serge Bordeleau)

| 3 min
5 Shorts Project
5 Shorts Project
2016 5 films

Launched by the NFB’s French Documentary Studio, the 5 Shorts Project seeks to discover new filmmaking talent from Quebec’s regions while exploring the short-form doc genre. Five directors are challenged to create a 4-to-5-minute short with a technical requirement. These independent, individual films will benefit from the cohort’s constructive reflection and interaction.


A night in a bar like any other… Deftly capturing furtive glances, moments of euphoria and awkward situations, Serge Bordeleau blends tools borrowed from fiction filmmaking with documentary observation to construct a gallery of characters who provide undeniable proof that every night holds a myriad potential stories.

This second edition was created in partnership with La bande Sonimage, a Saguenay-based organization that supports cinema and video production in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. All shot with Bolex digital cameras, these 5 fascinating shorts are both stunningly beautiful and retro-looking.

The first edition can be found here

The third edition can be found here.

  • producer
    Denis McCready
    Colette Loumède
    Claudia Chabot
  • research
    Serge Bordeleau
  • script
    Serge Bordeleau
  • direction
    Serge Bordeleau
  • cinematography
    Pierre-Étienne Bordeleau
  • editing
    Alexandre Leblanc
  • assistant camera
    Cédric Corbeil
  • sound editing
    Benoît Dame
  • music
    Jean-Christophe Séguin Cabana
  • technical advisor
    Jean-Philippe Archibald
  • production support
    Karine Côté
    Caroline Gagnon
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley assistant
    Sylvain Robillard
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • marketing manager
    Karine Sévigny
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Jolène Lessard
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Isabelle Limoges
    Chinda Phommarinh
  • administrative assistant
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède


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