Facing Champlain

Facing Champlain

Jean-François Pouliot
| 22 min
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Artist Mélissa Hébert - fictional descendant of the first colonist in New France - is commissioned to paint a portrait of Samuel de Champlain, explorer and founder of Quebec City. In her studio overlooking Quebec's magnificent Old City, the artist tries to grasp the essence of the man. Suddenly, division between worlds, senses and dimensions melt away and the artist passes through a tear in the canvas into the third dimension - and into the visionary explorer's expansive world.

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Credits
  • writer
    Jean-François Pouliot
  • director
    Jean-François Pouliot
  • original script
    Marcel Jean
  • director of photography
    Allen Smith
  • art direction
    Normand Sarrazin
  • director of animation
    Munro Ferguson
  • lead animator
    Theodore Ushev
  • fine art painter
    Theodore Ushev
  • picture editing
    Sylvain M. Lebel
    Gaétan Huot
  • director of musical composition
    Normand Roger
  • director of sound design
    Normand Roger
  • cast
    Pascale Montpetit
    Eudore Belzile
  • voice
    Colm Feore
    John Gilbert
    Domini Blythe
    Ellen David
    Luis de Cespedes
    Felicia Shulman
    Terrence Scammell
    Simon Peacock
    Robert Naylor
    Julie Burroughs
    Kim Bubbs
    Aaron Grunfeld
    Tamar Kozlov
    Evans Smirnov
    Nicolas Charbonneaux-Collombet
    Catherine Sénart
    Nobuya Shimamoto
  • set decorator
    Normand Robitaille
  • costume designer
    Michèle Hamel
  • makeup artist
    Marie-Angèle Breitner
    Johanne Gravel
  • sound recordist
    Gilles Corbeil
  • animator
    Claire Blanchet
    Igor Boudnikov
    Tom Tassel Boulanger
    James Braithwaite
    Myron Campbell
    Marc Daigle
    Florian Fiebig
    Dale Hayward
    David Seitz
    Peter Stephenson
    Sarah Taylor
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
  • music
    Normand Roger
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Denis Chartrand
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Denis Chartrand
  • sound editing
    Olivier Calvert
    Dominique Bourgoin
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    René Chénier
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marc Bertrand
    René Chénier
    David Verrall

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