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Paula

2011 10 min
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Inspired by a real-life news item, this animated short paints a pulsating portrait of a mixed-use, working-class neighbourhood where young families cross paths with prostitutes, their interactions leaving unpredictable ripples in the motley fabric of urban life.

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Inspired by a real-life news item, this animated short paints a pulsating portrait of a mixed-use, working-class neighbourhood where young families cross paths with prostitutes, their interactions leaving unpredictable ripples in the motley fabric of urban life.
This work contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • script
    Dominic-Étienne Simard
  • animation
    Dominic-Étienne Simard
  • direction
    Dominic-Étienne Simard
  • editing
    Dominic-Étienne Simard
    Alain Baril
  • compositing
    Emmanuel Suquet
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • original music
    Ramachandra Borcar
  • musician
    Philip Hornsey
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • actor
    Lucie Lavallée
    Émanuel Benoît
    Benjamin Hatcher
    Luc Charest
    Katherine Granger
    Jérémie Verrette
    David Poulin
    Christina Sciortino
    Félix Thompson
  • director of photography
    Jean-Pierre St-Louis
  • 1st camera assistant
    Shane Smith
  • lighting director
    Patrice Houx
  • lighting
    Jean-François Lépine
  • grip-lighting
    Léopold Laliberté-Guy
    Henri Normand
  • production manager
    Virginie Léger
  • 1st assistant director
    René Pothier
  • script supervisor
    Martine Létourneau
  • art direction
    Gilles Aird
  • set director
    Jean Kazimirchuck
  • scenic painter
    Johanne Dumoulin
    Marc Desjardins
  • costume designer-dresser
    Nicole Magny
  • makeup artist
    Elaine Hamel
  • acting coach
    Liane Simard
  • marketing manager
    Christine Noël
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Diane Ayotte
    Karine Desmeules
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Julie Roy

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Ages 15 to 17
A valuable educational tool for exploring the risks that marginalized people face. In ethics/social studies/ethics and religious culture class, underline the underlying humanity of people, beyond popular stereotypes and prejudices. Does the prostitute really deserve her fate? How would you have reacted if you were the boy?
Paula
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