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Daughter of the Crater

Nadine Beaudet & Danic Champoux
2019 | 75 min 43 s

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionRendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Montreal, Canada (2019)

  • Official Selection Festival cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada (2019)

  • Official SelectionFestival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, Québec, Canada (2019)


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Team


Nadine Beaudet
Director
Biography
Photo
Photo : Christian Mathieu Fournier


Nadine Beaudet

A native of Québec’s Côte-Nord region, Nadine Beaudet has never forgotten the land of her birth; it is the throughline of her life and career. This sense of shared regional identity led her to studies in applied science and a master’s degree in land-use planning. In 1999 she got her first taste of documentary film, working as assistant director to Lucie Lambert, who was making Avant le jour on the Lower North Shore. Their collaboration, rooted in both the real world and the imaginary, continued with Le père de Gracile (2004). In 2009, with Christian Mathieu Fournier, she co-founded the production company Les vues du fleuve, specialized in films that harbour reflections on people and the land. Her first feature-length effort, Le cosaque et la gitane (2012), shot in Abitibi, won the Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault Award at the 2013 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. In 2016, Le chant des étoiles was selected for DOC-Cévennes, an international documentary festival in France. The feature A House for the Syrians, co-directed in 2018 with Fournier, is about refugees settling in a rural Quebec town. It received the Audience Award at the Festival de films pour l’environnement and Best Film in the category Refugees & Migrants at the Woodpecker International Film Festival in New Delhi, India. With Daughter of the Crater, co-directed with Danic Champoux, Nadine Beaudet has come full circle. In Yolande Simard Perrault, partner of the celebrated filmmaker Pierre Perrault, she has found a kindred spirit who has dedicated her life to themes of territory and identity.


Danic Champoux
Director
Biography
Photo
Photo : Véro Boncompagni


Danic Champoux

Danic Champoux became a filmmaker after taking part in the 1996–1997 edition of La Course destination monde, a round-the-world documentary competition that gave many young Quebec cineastes their start, and has charted a sure course ever since. The documentaries My Father (2000), Big Gazelle (2004), Caporal Mark (2006), Cardinal Cowboy (2007), La couleur du temps (2008) and Baklava Blues (2009) drew attention to his work and picked up a variety of awards. He followed them up with a foray into animation (Mom and Me, 2011) and a feature-length documentary (Sessions, 2012), in which he continued the cinéma vérité tradition with an exploration of life at an oncology centre. Named an NFB filmmaker-in-residence in 2011, he ventured into experimental cinema, devoting two years to Self(Less) Portrait (2014). Between 2015 and 2018, he divided his time between film (Ça fait 20 ans, Cris sur le bayou, A Centre-Sud Tale) and television (multiple projects including Arbitres, Mal élevés, and Mon amour, ma prison). Daughter of the Crater, which he co-directed during 2018 with Nadine Beaudet and is destined for theatrical release, is particularly important to him. Exploring the life of Yolande Simard Perrault, the creative and life partner of legendary documentary director Pierre Perrault, the film paints a portrait of a an extraordinary woman, while affording Champoux the opportunity to pay tribute to the man who once nurtured his desire to become a filmmaker and to this day remains a huge inspiration.


Johanne Bergeron
Producer
Biography
Photo
Photo : Michel La Veaux


Johanne Bergeron

Following her university studies in communication and film, Johanne Bergeron embarked on a career in the private sector. During a successful stint at Vent d’Est Films from 1992 to 1999, she produced such films as La République des Beaux-Arts – La Malédiction de la momie / The Republic of Fine Arts – The Curse of the Mummy (1998) by Claude Laflamme and Les survivants de l’apocalypse (1998) by the late Richard Boutet.

In 1999, she joined the National Film Board of Canada’s French Program as a line producer, working in close collaboration with producers Nicole Lamothe and Yves Bisaillon. She was subsequently put in charge of national and international co-productions and was appointed to the position of producer in 2007. In 2009, she joined the Quebec Studio where she continues to develop documentary film projects. Over the years, she has produced a number of films, including Junior (I. Lavigne and S. Thibault, 2007; Best Canadian Feature Documentary award, Hot Docs), Shots in the Dark (L. Moreco, 2008), The Battle of Rabaska (M. Duckworth and M. Isacsson, 2009), The Coca-Cola Case (G. Gutierrez and C. Garcia, 2009), They Think I’m Chinese! (N. Giguère, 2011) and, more recently, Triptych (R. Lepage and P. Pires, 2013) and Guidelines (J.-F. Caissy, 2014), which has been screened the world over, from Berlin to New York.

For the 75th anniversary of the NFB, Bergeron produced the content for the Making Movie History: A Portrait in 61 Parts website (D. Desjardins and J. Robertson), which went online in 2014, as well as The Red Path by Thérèse Ottawa, the first film resulting from the Tremplin NIKANIK competition.

Since 2008, Bergeron has also been responsible for the ACIC (Aide au cinéma indépendant – Canada) Unit, which provides support to many filmmakers year after year, enabling them to complete their films. They Dance at Night (I. Lavigne and S. Thibault, 2012), The Sower (J. Perron, 2014) and The Work of Days (B. Baillargeon, 2014) are eloquent examples that have been acclaimed at festivals.

In addition to serving on the board of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) from 2002 to 2006, Bergeron expanded the partnership between the NFB and the René-Malo Chair at UQAM through the creation of a competition for most promising documentary filmmaker in 2010. In 2014, she brought the NFB, SODEC and the Conseil des arts de Montréal together to launch the Regard sur Montréal residency for culturally diverse emerging filmmakers.

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Credits

Producers
NADINE BEAUDET
JOHANNE BERGERON (NFB)

A film by
NADINE BEAUDET
DANIC CHAMPOUX

With
YOLANDE SIMARD PERRAULT
MARTIN BRISSON
JEAN-MICHEL CASTONGUAY

Written and Directed by
NADINE BEAUDET
DANIC CHAMPOUX

Editing
RENÉ ROBERGE

Camera
CHRISTIAN MATHIEU FOURNIER

Sound Recording
NADINE BEAUDET

Additional Sound Recording
DANIC CHAMPOUX

Sound Design
OLIVIER CALVERT

Producers
NADINE BEAUDET
JOHANNE BERGERON (NFB)

Executive Producers
CHRISTIAN MATHIEU FOURNIER
COLETTE LOUMÈDE (NFB)
NATHALIE CLOUTIER (NFB)

Produced with the financial participation of
Conseil des arts et des lettres du québec
Canadian Film or Video Production
Tax Credit Program

With the cooperation of
SPIRA

Online Editing
SERGE VERREAULT (NFB)

Sound Mixing
ISABELLE LUSSIER (NFB)

Foley
LISE WEDLOCK

Foley Recording
GEOFFREY MITCHELL (NFB)

Voice Recording
OLIVIER CALVERT

NFB Team

Digital Editing Technicians
PIERRE DUPONT
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PATRICK TRAHAN

Computer Graphics
CYNTHIA OUELLET

Technical Coordinators
MIRA MAILHOT
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPRISE

Administrator
SIA KOUKOULAS

Production Coordinator
CHINDA PHOMMARINH

Studio Coordinator
PASCALE SAVOIE-BRIDEAU

Legal Counsel
DOMINIQUE AUBRY

Marketing Manager
FRANÇOIS JACQUES

Marketing Coordinators
SOPHIE THOUIN
JOLÈNE LESSARD

SPIRA Team

Technical Director – Equipment
VINCENT DESCHENES

Assistant to the Technical Director – Equipment
JULIE PELLETIER

NFB Film Excerpts

Of Whales, the Moon and Men
Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault
1962

Un pays sans bon sens
Pierre Perrault
1970

L’Oumigmag ou l’objectif documentaire
Pierre Perrault
1993

Cornouailles
Pierre Perrault
1994

Unpublished images from the filming

Un pays sans bon sens
Pierre Perrault
1970

Archives
Au pays de Neufve France

Episode Turlutte
René Bonnière, Pierre Perrault
Crawley Films Canada, 1960

Episode Winter Crossing at L’Isle-aux-Coudres
René Bonnière, Pierre Perrault
Crawley Films Canada / CBC 1958

Radio series L’Appel du Nord
Episode 10, Société Radio-Canada

Fonds Pierre Perrault, Université Laval

La correspondance personnelle.1949-1998
P319/A/1,1

Le Cycle du pays: Un pays sans bon sens!
P319/D7

Book Excerpts

Portulan
Pierre Perrault
Librairie Beauchemin, 1961

Chouennes
Pierre Perrault
L’Hexagone, 1975

L’Oumigmatique ou l’objectif documentaire
Pierre Perrault, Photographies Martin Leclerc
L’Hexagone, 1995

Cinéaste de la parole
Pierre Perrault, Entretiens avec Paul Warren
L’Hexagone, 1996

Le mal du Nord
Pierre Perrault
Éditions Vent d’Ouest, 1999

Music

Guide sonore des oiseaux du Québec – volume 1
Jean Bédard
La société zoologique de Québec, Chouette, 1972

Ton ombre
Francois Carcopino Tusoli / Vincent Pierre Maurice Vial
Albin Michel
Performed by: Jacques Douai
Album: Héritage – Récital no 9 – 15 ans de chansons
BAM 1965

Inuit Games and Songs
Traditional
Album: Unesco Collection of Traditional Music of the World – Musical Sources
Philips, 1978

La Juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur la Grâce Tutélaire
Fromental Halévy
Performed by: Enrico Caruso
Victrola, 1921

Photos
MARTIN LECLERC

Personal Correspondence
SIMARD PERRAULT FAMILY

Release of Copyright
NANCY MARCOTTE
JOSÉE-ANNE TREMBLAY

The production would like to thank

LOUISE BAIL
JEAN-FRANÇOIS BEAUDET
YVES BEAUDET
MICHÈLE BÉLANGER
LAURENCE BOUTET
MARIE-ANDRÉE CHARLEBOIS
JULIE CÔTÉ
CAROLINE DESBIENS
OLIVIER DUCHARME
DORIS DUMAIS
CLAUDE FRAPPIER
SOLANGES FORTIN
ALAIN FOURNIER
JACQUES JACOB
MARTIN LECLERC
LOUIS-PHILIPPE L’ÉCUYER
BERNARD L’HEUREUX
BLANCHE MATHIEU
NADIA MÉNARD
JEAN-FRANÇOIS NADEAU
KRISTINA ÖHRVALL
MARIE-RENÉE OTIS
FRANCINE SAINT-AUBIN
MONIQUE QUESNEL
FRANCINE TREMBLAY

AUBERGE LA FASCINE
MUSÉE DE CHARLEVOIX
CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE
RUANS-DOMINIC BROUILLETTE, HORLOGER
ARCHIVES HISTORIQUES, UNIVERSITE LAVAL
PARKS CANADA/SAGUENAY–SAINT LAWRENCE MARINE PARK
OBSERVATOIRE ASTRONOMIQUE DE L’ASTROBLÈME DE CHARLEVOIX
GROUP FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ON MARINE MAMMALS

Special thanks to
ROBERT MICHAUD
GENEVIÈVE PERRAULT
MATHIEU PERRAULT

The directors would like to thank their loved ones for their support,
especially Tina and Christian.

A production of LES VUES DU FLEUVE  in co-production with nfb.ca

© 2019 LES VUES DU FLEUVE  AND NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA



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