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The Portrait

The Portrait

| 41 min

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for artist Phil Richards, who’s been commissioned to create Canada’s official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Hubert Davis follows Richards over months of painstaking preparations, as he works to capture Her Majesty’s likeness and spirit on canvas.

  • writer
    Hubert Davis
  • director
    Hubert Davis
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • director of photography
    Jonathon Cliff
  • editor
    Dave De Carlo
  • original music score
    David Fleury
  • visual effects
  • motion graphics
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • 1st assistant camera
    Scott Tremblay
    Jonathan Staav
    Viktor Cahoj
    Peter Thomas
  • production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
  • production coordinator
    Kate Vollum
    Sarah Arruda
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • technical coordinator
    Marcus Matyas
  • first assistant editor
    Vanessa Jung
    Drew Stevenson
  • centre administrator
    Josiah Rothenberg
  • visual researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • additional cinematography
    John Minh Tran
    Christian Bielz
  • additional sound recording
    Scott Tremblay
    Mike Filippov
  • 1st assistant director
    Simon Rodriguez
  • gaffer
    Sean Paul Hearn
  • key grip
    Rhys Brisbin
  • electric
    Daniel Sturman
  • best boy grip
    Daniel Sturman
  • grip
    Fraser Brown
  • art director
    Andrew Berry
  • art department
    Damian Zuch
  • camera prep
    Bart Bialasik
  • DMT
    Jeff McNab
  • VTR operator
    Nick Verlaine
  • production assistant
    Chris Niesing
    Kendell Campbell
    Harry Greaves
    Tom Thurgood
  • unit production manager
    Daniel-Konrad Cooper
    Katherine Wheatley
  • second assistant editor
    Lauren Rempel
    Candice Bowers
    Jonathan Guevarra
  • flame artist
    Kristi-Ann Webster
  • 3D wire frame modelling
    Jamie Richards
  • visual effects producer
    Russell Greene
    Karl Richter
  • visual effects artist
    Philip Bowser
    Ryan Smith
    John Somerville
  • sound editor
    Mark Dejczak
  • re-recording mixer
    Rudy Michael
  • re-recording assistant
    Lucas Roveda
  • colourist
    Wade Odlum
  • assistant colourist
    Tricia Hagoriles
  • stills photographer
    Liam Maloney
  • young artist
    Charley Atkinson
    Allison Humphries
    Laura Humphries
    Noah Hacco
  • project manager
    Julie Huguet
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • musician
    Melissa Wilmot
    Tanya Charles
    Keith Hamm
    Judith Manger
    Danielle Johannes
    David Fleury
  • music production supervisor
    Maggie Blouin


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