Fortune! is an augmented-reality documentary series about money and wealth for mobile and social media platforms. It will playfully question our understanding and relationship with money and its shifting role in contemporary society. In this series, short augmented-reality scenes and characters come to life using two things we all carry in our pockets: banknotes and our phone. Fortune! will leverage AR to appeal to audiences who recognize the fast-approaching novelty of paper bills and coins in a world of digital transactions.
Written by Brett Gaylor, the first episode in the series, The Ballad of Frank Bourassa. tells the story of the world’s greatest counterfeiter: Frank Bourassa from Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
ANIMATION DIRECTED BY
Anna de Tarade
Digital Development Department
Head of Department
Cohead of Department
Head of Coproductions
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Digital Studio Operations Manager
Digital Studio Operations Manager
Senior Production Coordinator
DEVELOPED BY: NOVELAB
Head of Production
Lead 3D Artist
Julien Daniel Moliner
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
About Atlas V
Atlas V is behind some of the most awarded pieces in the field of New Media, with projects shown at A-List festivals such as Venice Mostra (Gold Lion 2018), Sundance (5 selections), Peabody (Future of Media award 2019), Tribeca, SXSW (Storytelling Award 2019), Sheffield, Telluride, Cannes, Busan, Sitges…In 2020, AtlasV has launched a full capacity servicing company named Albyon, with a team of real time technology specialists, who operate at the frontier of video game and movie production.
ARTE France Digital Development Team
The ARTE France Digital Development Team has been producing works for digital ecosystems for a decade, with a focus on creation and innovation. Each year, some 20 digital productions are accompanied by a network of independent producers developing video games, interactive experiences, VR, AR, documentary, drama, and animation web series… and more. A significant percentage of these projects involve production or broadcast partnerships with international organizations—notably the National Film Board of Canada, with whom ARTE maintains a privileged working relationship.
The group brings together team members with a diverse range of skills such as editorial, technical, project management, UX, and social networking, and prides itself on having been a part of many projects that have won multiple awards and been recognized internationally.
About the NFB
Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.