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Stormy Night

Stormy Night

| 9 min

In this short animation, a little girl wonders aloud about herself and the world while a storm rattles the night sky. The film, which explores thoughts of the universe without making concessions or providing answers, is based on Michèle Lemieux’s Gewitternacht, a children’s book first published in 1996 and translated into 13 languages.

  • direction
    Michèle Lemieux
  • script
    Michèle Lemieux
  • animation
    Michèle Lemieux
  • backgrounds
    Michèle Lemieux
  • chief animator
    Sylvain Proteau
  • computer graphics
    Jihane Geadah
    René Fontaine
  • animation assistant
    Danièle DeBlois
    Denis Banville
  • digital input and output
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • picture editing
    Richard Comeau
  • narration writer
    Michèle Lemieux
  • English adaptation
    Janet Chapman
  • voice direction
    A.J. Henderson
  • voice
    Émilie Cassini
  • voice recording
    Audio Postproduction SPR Inc.
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound design - collaboration
    Denis Chartrand
  • music - collaboration
    Denis Chartrand
  • sound editing
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • laboratory
    Technicolor, Services créatifs, Montréal
  • negative cutting
    Claudine Blain
  • marketing officer
    Julie Roy
  • administration
    Maryse Chapdelaine
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative team
    Marie-Gabrielle Forget
    Michèle Labelle
    Diane Martindale
  • technical coordination
    Andrée Delagrave
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • development producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • producer
    Marcel Jean
    Jean-Jacques Leduc


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Ages 10 to 18

Study Guides - Guide 1 | Guide 2

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Science - Space

Warnings: Drawing of naked people shown briefly.

The child in this animated film has all the big questions about life, death and the meaning of our existence. The film will stimulate discussion about fears, grief, the possibility of aliens and how we feel about our bodies and ourselves. Students could use these discussions to work through a drama activity or visual art piece on these topics, or write a reflective journal entry. There is also the opportunity to do research on how others have answered these questions in science, religion and philosophy.

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