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Claude Cloutier
2015 | 4 min

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  • Selection officielAnnecy 2015



Claude Cloutier
Photo : Véronique Boncompagni

Claude Cloutier

Claude Cloutier originally gained fame as a comic-book artist and cartoonist, penning the celebrated series La légende des Jean-Guy, which first appeared in the 1980s in the Quebec-based satirical magazine Croc. He also createdGilles la Jungle contre Méchant-Man, first published in 1989 and re-issued in 2014 (Éditions La pastèque). He went on to make several animation films produced by the NFB, including The Persistent Peddler (1988; in competition at the Cannes Film Festival), Overdose (1994) and From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning (2000). In 2002 his animated capsules for the series Science Please! won him the Gémeaux award for Best Animated Series. In 2007 he directed Sleeping Betty, a hilarious parody of the Perrault fairy tale, which won some twenty awards including both the Genie and the Jutra for best animated short. In a change of pace, he next made The Trenches (2010), about Canadian soldiers in World War I. In 2014 he completedInterférence, part of the Free Jafar Panahi! project. His Carface (2015) marks a return to the cartoon spirit.

Julie Roy
Executive Producer (NFB)
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Julie Roy

As the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s French Animation Studio, Julie Roy has produced some 40 animated short films. She holds a master’s degree in cinema studies from Université de Montréal and has published numerous articles about women and animated films.

Her notable productions include The Subject by Patrick Bouchard and THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT by Matthew Rankin, both of which screened at Cannes, at the 2018 Directors’ Fortnight and the 2017 Semaine de la Critique, respectively. In 2016, she co-produced Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes (Papy 3D/NFB), which won the Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Among the many other artists whose work she has guided are Claude Cloutier, Michèle Lemieux, and Regina Pessoa.

Roy encourages diverse approaches to filmmaking, and is currently developing an interactive installation with Nicolas Brault and working with Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Madame Tutli-Putli, 2007) on their next short film.


Audrey Emery

Audrey Emery

Audrey Emery spent her childhood between the Magdalen Islands and the Laurentians, lulled by the sea and forest. Her explorations led her to discover classical piano, jazz and folk guitar. Now, thanks to this varied training and her collaboration with such musicians as Martin Léon, Éloi Painchaud, Jorane and Jean-Phi Goncalves, she brings us French soul with a hot, sensual mood. Through her work, she expresses her questioning, her vision of the bad and the beautiful, and the precariousness and grandeur of each passing day. Audrey Emery will set your heart on fire with the soulful warmth of her voice and groove.

Interview with Claude Cloutier



The National Film Board of Canada presents

Direction, Script, Animation
Claude Cloutier

Julie Roy

Composer of the adaptation
Jean-Phi Goncalves

Sound Designer
Olivier Calvert

Michel Pelland
Guillaume Fortin

“Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera)”
Written by: Jay Livingston & Ray Evans

Courtesy of
Universal Music Publishing
a division of
Universal Music Canada Inc.

Lead Singer
Audrey Emery

Audrey Brossard
Pierre-Philippe Côté
Alexandre Désilets
Nicolas Grou
Valérie Jodoin Keaton
Émilie Laforest
Andrée-Isabelle Ntibarikure (Aiza)
Alejandra Ribera

Antoine Bareil
Madeleine Messier
Sheila Hannigan
Ligia Paquin
Jean-Nicolas Trottier
David Carbonneau

Musical Arrangement
Guido Del Fabbro
Jean-Phi Goncalves

Serge BoivinFoley
Lise Wedlock

Sound Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Technical Director and Head Coloration
Pierre Plouffe

Computer Graphic Designers
Yannick Grandmont
Parissa Mohit
Ehsan Gharib

Online Editing
Serge Verreault

Réjean Myette

Executive Producer
René Chénier

Production Coordinator
Michèle Labelle

Diane Régimbald

Administrative Team
Diane Ayotte
Karine Desmeules

Marketing Manager
Geneviève Bérard

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Lord

Pascale Ferland
Sébastien Nasra
Christine Noël
Oana SuteuCanada Council for the Arts (Research)


With the participation of ARTE France
Film Program Unit



Short Film Program Manager
Hélène Vayssières

French Animation Studio
French Program



Press Relations

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