Pumpkins and Old Lace

Pumpkins and Old Lace

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This short animation tells the story of a photographer who’s hunting the perfect “Granny or Grandpa” poster face for an adult diaper company. Camera in hand, he approaches a retirement home. A quick look at a couple of “nice old folks” and that should do it! But it’s just the beginning of the story… or stories, rather. While the folks he meets are a bit long in the tooth, they all have lots to say.

With Pumpkins and Old Lace, Juliette Loubières joins the classic tradition of puppet animation films, creating a sincere, whimsical morality tale that reminds us that old age can sometimes be a mask hiding the treasures of our souls.

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Pumpkins and Old Lace, Juliette Loubières, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • music
    Tiziana de Carolis
  • direction
    Juliette Loubières
  • script
    Isabelle Bottier
    Juliette Loubières
  • voice recording
    Mathieu Cabooter
    Babette Vimenet
  • track reading
    Lyes Meftahi
  • English adaptation
    Kathleen Fee
  • casting
    Kathleen Fee
  • voice direction
    Kathleen Fee
  • cinematographer
    Nadine Buss
  • animator
    Elodie Ponçon
    Jean-François Lévesque
    Cédric Mercier
    David Thomasse
  • shoot intern
    Cerise Lopez
    Agnès Patron
    Jonas Shloesing
  • digital imaging consultation
    Sara Sponga
  • puppets
    David Roussel
    David Thomasse
  • accessories
    Maelle Bossard
  • costumes
    Maelle Bossard
  • accessories intern
    Ophélie Le Marchand
    Tahnye Littee
  • costumes intern
    Emmanuelle Girès
  • backgrounds
    Marie Zoé Legendre
    Caroline Murrell
    Emeric Chantier
    Rémi Nardoux
    François Tossan
  • background intern
    Stéphanie Marguerite
  • background consultant
    Cédric Mercier
  • storyboard
    Etienne Pinault
    Juliette Loubières
  • editing
    Grégoire Sivan
  • editing assistant
    Edouard Perchet
  • special effects
    Alexandre Dubosc
    Juliette Loubières
  • compositing
    Alexandre Dubosc
    Juliette Loubières
  • musician
    Jeanne-Marie Savourat
    Laure Meurice
    Marie-Frédérique Denis
    Melissa Schneps
    Judith Le Monnier
    Fanny Kobus
    Eve Grougnet
    Frederick Fraysse
    Melissa Stramaglia
    Pierre Manchot
    Constantin Rouits
  • re-recording
    Philippe Picon
    Serge Boivin
  • post-production
    National Film Board of Canada
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
    Olivier Calvert
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • producer
    Jean Pierre Lemouland
    Julie Roy
    Olivier Catherin
    Serge Elissalde
  • production administrator
    Camille Raulo
    Cecilia Bouteloup
  • production assistant
    Olga Legars
    Suzie Le Texier
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald