Shadow Chasers

Shadow Chasers


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This feature-length documentary is a portrait of eclipse chasers, people for whom solar eclipses - among nature's more spectacular phenomena – are a veritable obsession. The film follows 4 of them as they travel incredible distances to witness the last total eclipse of the millennium as it sweeps eastward across Europe to India. At various points along the way enthusiasts Alain Cirou in France, Paul Houde in Austria, Olivier Staiger in Germany and Debasis Sarkar in India offer their impressions of the historic event.

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Shadow Chasers, Jean Marc Larivière, Carlos Ferrand, Fadel Saleh & Eileen Thalenberg, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • participant
    Alain Cirou
    Olivier Staiger
    Paul Houde
    Debasis Sarkar
  • director
    Jean Marc Larivière
  • writer
    Jean Marc Larivière
  • co-director
    Carlos Ferrand
    Fadel Saleh
    Eileen Thalenberg
  • picture editor
    Cathy Gulkin
  • music
    Antoine Bustros
  • camera
    Kirk Tougas
    Peter Mettler
    Nick Manley
    Charles Lavack
    Rudolf Blahacek
    Carlos Ferrand
    Ronald Plante
    Alexandre Oktan
  • sound
    Marie-France Delagrave
    Ralph Kollwitz
    Rupert Ivey
    Jean Marc Larivière
    Marcel Fraser
    Nicolas Zwarga
    Scott Montgomery
    Klaus Oesterwind
  • camera assistant
    Jan Condé
    Rob Matassa
    Martin F. Leblanc
  • location manager
    Sarah Cockcroft
    Sophie Bensadoun
    Judy Barrett-Lennard
  • props
    Arnold Koroshegyi
  • sound editor
    Francine Poirier
  • assistant editor
    Anita Malhotra
  • post-production coordinator
    Marysol Moran
  • sets
    Erin-Roe Craig
    Carl Troughton
  • visual effects
    John Fraser
    Jean Chin
    Mark Irish
    Arnold Koroshegyi
  • online editing
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • narrator
    Madeleine Arsenault
    James Hyndman
  • musician
    Frédéric Allary
    Matthieu Bélanger
    Marius Monczak
    Benoît Piché
    Véronique Poulin
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Serge Boivin
  • administration
    Sylvie Paradis
  • administration assistant
    André Tremblay
    Joanne Bélisle
  • title design
    Benoît Chagnon
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • subtitling
    Centre national du sous-titrage
  • translation
    Kathleen Fleming
  • assistant to the producer
    Françoise Dutan
  • associate producer
    Christian Medawar
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon

  • Janmejoyslg

    This is a fantastic film, which describes all the technical aspects behind a solar eclipse. It is a must see for every person who loves sky watching. I am sure that this film shall take you to a new dimension, and teach you a lot about the beautiful natural phenomenon, the Total Solar Eclipse.

    Janmejoyslg, 9 Jul 2011

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