Facing Champlain

  • Jean-François Pouliot,
  • ,
  • 22 min 41 s

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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Film 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
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
producer
Marc Bertrand
René Chénier
David Verrall

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