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André Roy, one of the two winners of the NFB’s Tremplin 2016 competition, shooting in Acadie on July 13



July 7, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada

André Roy, one of the two winners of the 2016 Tremplin competition—a yearly contest organized by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in collaboration with Radio-Canada—will complete his second day of shooting on Wednesday, July 13, in Dieppe, New Brunswick. The film is Roy’s second professional documentary and will take a total of five days to shoot. Journalists are invited to join the filmmaker at the shoot on the 13th.

The crew includes director of photography Mario Paulin, sound technician Serge Arseneault and production director Jean-Michel Vienneau. The film is being produced at the NFB by Jac Gautreau, a producer with the Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie. Post-production is expected to be completed by this fall, after which the film will be broadcast by Radio-Canada, a partner in the competition since its inception. Tremplin is a cross-Canada competition open to emerging francophone filmmakers living outside Quebec. The next edition will be launched in the fall of 2017.

About the film

La perte (The Loss, working title) looks at a little-understood subject: hair loss among women. In a world where a woman’s worth is all too often linked to her appearance, those affected by hair loss can see their self-esteem plummet. The documentary follows Karène, the filmmaker’s wife, who suffers from alopecia and is ready to do just about anything to regain her self-confidence and sense of her own beauty. Roy focuses on three other women, from different generations, who also try to come to terms with hair loss: Madeleine, age 17; 30-year-old Jenny; and Marie-Claude, who is 60.

About the director

A talented emerging artist, André Roy is an Acadian filmmaker and humorist who also wears many hats in the world of theatre. Two of his films were featured at the 29th Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie in 2015: the drama Un dîner de Noël pas comme les autres and the documentary L’humour c’est secondaire. The latter was broadcast as a two-part series by the UNIS network during the winter of 2016. Roy was previously a Tremplin finalist in 2008.

Julien Capraro of Vancouver, the other Tremplin 2016 winner, shot his documentary this past June.


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