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Daniel Léger
2018 | 52 min

Selections and Awards

  • Best Acadian Medium Length or Feature Documentary - Award La Vague Léonard-ForestInternational Francophone Film Festival in Acadie 2018 (FICFA)


About the film

Trailer

Team


Daniel Léger
Director
Biography
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Daniel Léger

Daniel Léger, who won top prize at the 2002 Gala de la Chanson awards in Caraquet, wrote the theme song for the 2009 Acadian World Congress, was nominated for a 2009 Adisq Award for Country Album of the Year, and won the Édith Butler Award in 2013, calls himself a “poet of the everyday.” Since 2002, this Acadian multidisciplinary artist, who hails from Saint-Antoine, New Brunswick, has earned his living doing what he loves. As a musician, he has made three albums (La route m’appelle, Équilibre and Chaviré) with his company Productions Koonacky. From 2002 to 2013, he was lead singer in the group Borlico, the house band of the Pays de la sagouine summer arts venue, and recorded the album Appel à la tradition with them. In 2015, the singer-songwriter formed a new band, Terre Noire. As a filmmaker, Daniel has made two documentaries at the NFB. A Sunday at 105 has garnered more than one million views on the NFB website and won numerous festival awards, including Best Canadian Short Film at the FICFA. Inseparable was well received at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, among others. In 2014, he was named Artist of the Year in the Media Arts category at the Éloizes Awards, and was also nominated for a Gémeaux Award in the Social Documentary category. In April 2015, this globetrotter’s first collection of travel writings, Objectif Katahdin, was published by Les Éditions Perce-Neige.


Jac Gautreau
Producer
Biography
Photo
Photo : Karine Wade


Jac Gautreau

Jac Gautreau is an ideas guy. Good ideas, and he knows how to bring them to life. Born in Moncton New Brunswick, a bright morning in November 1963, Jac is passionate about creation. Fully bicultural, Jac creates as easily in the language of Shakespeare than that of Molière.

Jac is motivated by the artistic challenge, the creative adventure. What is unique about Jac is the diversity of his knowledge. He can speak techno with technicians, Stanislavski with actors, crescendo with the musicians, management with managers, marketing with customers and policy with politicians. Among his most recent creations: 12 edition of the East Coast Music Awards Gala (Gemini Award for best variety show, and 2001 and 2003), multimedia shows Le violon fantastique,  Tracady Story 1, 2 and 3D and Page d’Amérique (over 70 000 spectators). In 2014, he was artistic director for the 5th World Acadian Congress and in May 2015 he joined the NFB, where he is busy producing documentary films, interactive works and developing virtual reality projects.


Dominic Desjardins
Producer (NFB)
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Dominic Desjardins

After completing his studies at the National Conservatory of Paris, directing and performing in the theatre world in France, Dominic comes back to Canada to participate in a high-profile television show where he directs and shoots 18 short documentaries in 11 countries around the world. He then works as a director on various shows for French and English television networks, before starting Zazie Films, a film, television and new media production company with which he directs two feature films, Le Divan du Monde, and La Sacrée, as well as numerous interactive projects. He joins the NFB in 2013 as the executive producer of the Francophonie Studio, responsible for all French-language documentary and interactive productions in Canada, outside Quebec. Some of the projects on his slate include a documentary series in 360 ° VR, an online interactive piece about the psychology of gambling, and a documentary following African refugees as they move across Canada seeking decent jobs and a sense of belonging.

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Credits

With the participation of
Jean Landry
Majella Belliveau
Annie Belliveau
Monique Thébeau
Daniel Léger
Alex Richard
Martin Bourque
Léo Lirette
Manon Leblanc
Sara Doucette
Julie Landry
Edith Gaudet
Pauline Lirette
Roland Boudreau
Ginette Landry
Isabelle Chiasson
Jeremy Patriquin
Audrey Beaudoin
David Huntington
Claude Gaudet
Alice Richard
Dorilla Cormier
Josée Cormier
Suzanne Doucette
Rose-Marie Bastarache
Florence Anne Sanderson

Researched, written and directed by
Daniel Léger

Camera
Daniel Léger

Additional Camera
Mario Paulin

Location Sound
Georges Hannan
Simon Doucet
Marc Landry

Picture Editing
Julien Cadieux

Sound Editing
Paul Goguen, Connections Productions

Sound Mixing
Serge Boivin

Online Editing
Yannick Carrier

Infographics and Titles
Cynthia Ouellet

Subtitles
MELS

Foley
Simon Meilleur

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Original Music
François Émond, Les Productions du Pilier
© 2018 National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN)

Musicians
François Émond
Michel Deschênes

Original Songs

“Maria Dolores”
interpreted by Bois-Joli
written and composed by Lambert
used by permission of SODRAC

“Des années comme ça”
interpreted by Alain Comeau
composed by Alain Comeau
written by Alain Comeau and Armande Comeau

“Tourne le temps”
interpreted by Ronald Bourgeois
written and composed by Ronald Bourgeois
© CENTRE STAGE MUSIC INC
used by permission of sodrac

“Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagnes”
interpreted by Jean Landry
written and composed by Harry Pease and Larry Vincent
used by permission of Canadian Shapiro Bernstein (SOCAN)

Marketing Managers
Karine Sévigny
Judith Lessard-Bérubé

Administrator/Line Producer
Geneviève Duguay

Production Coordinator
Audrey Rétho

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Claveau

Video Technical Support
Patrick Trahan
Isabelle Painchaud
Pierre Dupont

Audio Technical Support
Bernard Belley

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis

Producers
Jac Gautreau
Dominic Desjardins

Executive Producer
Dominic Desjardins

Produced with the collaboration of

Unis TV

Chief of original programming
Séverine Biderman

Director of contents
Jérôme Hellio



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