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Julien Capraro, one of the two winners of the NFB’s Tremplin 2016 competition, shooting new film in Vancouver


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June 17, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Julien Capraro, one of the two winners of the 2016 Tremplin competition, organized by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in collaboration with Radio-Canada, is headed straight into action with a location shoot on Sunday, June 19, 2016, starting at 10 a.m., at the French and Italian Car Show in Waterfront Park, North Vancouver. This marks his first professional documentary production.

The crew includes production manager Christine Baudry and director of photography Kirk Tougas. The film is being produced at the NFB by Dominic Desjardins, Executive Producer with the Canadian Francophonie Studio, who will be present at the shoot. Post-production is scheduled to be completed by this fall, after which the film will be broadcast by Radio-Canada, which has been a partner of 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 2016 at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA).

About the film

In Julien Capraro’s La dernière clé, a French immigrant recalls what led him to include his Citroën 2CV—a common French post-war car—among the belongings he brought with him as a new immigrant arriving in Vancouver. But thanks to meetings with other Citroën owners at an exhibition of antique cars, we discover that on the West Coast these anachronistic vehicles not only evoke nostalgia for a past era but are also a powerful marker of identity that represents a link between two cultures.

About the director

After studying history and political science, Julien Capraro worked as a journalist in both print media and radio. He moved to Canada in 2006 and works in marketing and communications. In 2014 he founded the audiovisual production company Vanris Productions.

André Roy, the other grand prize winner of Tremplin 2016, will begin shooting his next film in July.


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