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Centre-Sud Chronicles | The Turtle Syndrome

Richard Suicide and Samuel Cantin
2021 | Two Short Films (2 x 4 min)
Traditional drawing using a graphics tablet
English Version

Selections and Awards

  • Official Selection Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, Canada (2021)


About the collection: Long Text

Promotional Materials


About Centre-Sud Chronicles: long synopsis, two-liner


Interview with Director Richard Suicide


Centre-Sud Chronicles: Credits

Centre-Sud Chronicles: Promo Clip

Centre-Sud Chronicles: Images

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About The Turtle Syndrome: long synopsis, two-liner


Interview with Director Samuel Cantin


The Turtle Syndrome: Credits

The Turtle Syndrome: Promo Clip

The Turtle Syndrome: Images

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Team


Richard Suicide
Director, Centre-Sud Chronicles
Biography
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Photo : Iris Boudreau


Richard Suicide

Richard Beaulieu (a.k.a. Richard Suicide) has been a major figure in the Quebec underground graphic novel scene since the 1990s. He first became known for his work in the weeklies Ici and The Montreal Mirror, and for his many fanzines and contributions to collective projects. He then went on to create My Life as a Foot, Gonades cosmiques and Chroniques du Centre-Sud, which won the Prix Marc-Olivier Lavertu (2014) and the Bédélys Québec award for comic book of the year (2015). His first film is part of the Comic Strip Chronicles series, produced by the NFB.


Samuel Cantin
Director, The Turtle Syndrome
Biography
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Samuel Cantin

Comic book artist and screenwriter Samuel Cantin studied film and literature before creating the graphic novels Phobie des moments seuls (2011) and Vil et misérable (2013). The first volume of his dark romantic comedy, Whitehorse, came out in 2015 and won the Bédélys award for best comic published in Quebec. Volume 2 was released in 2017 and published as a collected edition in 2021. Cantin also wrote the screenplay for the web series Sylvain le Magnifique and the short film Monsieur Cachemire before directing The Turtle Syndrome, his first collaboration with the NFB.


Marc Bertrand
Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Marc Bertrand

Since joining the NFB’s French Animation Studio in 1998, Marc Bertrand has produced more than one hundred films, including a number of award-winning titles. He’s worked with Theodore Ushev for many years, producing some of the filmmaker’s most significant works, including Tower Bawher (2006); Drux Flux (2009); Lipsett Diaries (2010), which received a Genie Award and a Special Mention at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival; Gloria Victoria, winner of the 2013 FIPRESCI Award at Annecy; and Blind Vaysha, which won both the Jury Award and the Junior Jury Award for a Short Film at Annecy before being nominated for an Oscar® in 2017. He also produced Patrick Doyon’s Oscar-nominated short Sunday (2011), which won the 2012 Jutra Award for Best Animated Film.

Over the years, Marc has worked with both established and up-and-coming filmmakers, including Jacques Drouin (Imprints2004), Georges Schwizgebel (Romance, 2011, Genie Award), Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau (No Fish Where to Go, 2014FIPRESCI Award at Annecy), Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (Jutra, 2013, Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Jutra Award, Canadian Screen Award), and Diane Obomsawin (I Like Girls, 2016, Ottawa International Animation Festival award).

Marc’s most recent projects include Moïa Jobin-Paré’s No Objects (Special Jury Prize at Animafest Zagreb 2019), Theodore Ushev’s The Physics of Sorrow (winner of more than 20 festival awards), the 13-episode series by graphic novelists Iris and Cathon, The Great List of Everything, and Catherine Lepage’s The Great Malaise (selected at the Berlinale). Andreas Hykade’s new opus, Altötting, and Michelle and Uri Kranot’s short animated film and VR installation, Hangman at Home, will be released in 2020.


Julie Roy
Executive Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Photo : Yannick Grandmont


Julie Roy

Named the NFB’s Director General of Creation and Innovation in 2020, Julie Roy has more than 25 years of experience in the film industry, including six as executive producer of the French Program’s Animation Studio and more than 13 as an NFB producer. Her list of over 50 production credits includes Michèle Lemieux’s Here and the Great Elsewhere (2012), Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes (Annecy Cristal Award for Best Short Film, 2016), Matthew Rankin’s The Tesla World Light (Cannes Critics’ Week selection, 2017), Patrick Bouchard’s The Subject (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection, 2018) and Claude Cloutier’s Bad Seeds (2020). Roy was also executive producer on Theodore Ushev’s Blind Vaysha, nominated for an Oscar in 2017.

Press Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745
    n.viau@nfb.ca

  • About the NFB

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