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Noémie Payant-Hébert
2016 | 5 min

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NOÉMIE PAYANT-HÉBERT
Director
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NOÉMIE PAYANT-HÉBERT

Noémie Payant-Hébert’s holds a master’s in arts focused on video, installation and sets, and a bachelor’s in cinema and video from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Through her work she seeks to  reconcile the languages of film and plastic arts, which she defines through the notion of grey cinema. Noémie is one of the four founders and active members of the artists’ collective Cédule 40. She has worked in set design and decorating for a number of film and television projects.


Colette Loumède
Executive Producer (NFB)
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Colette Loumède

Colette Loumède began her career at the Coop Vidéo de Montréal, a group that has had a significant impact on Quebec cinema. Alongside Robert Morin, Lorraine Dufour, Jean-Pierre St-Louis, Louis Bélanger and others, she learned every aspect of the film trade long before becoming the veteran producer she is today.

Currently the head of the French Program Documentary Studio at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Loumède is known for producing documentaries that stand out for both their subject matter and artistry. Her productions have screened at many of the world’s top festivals, including Hot Docs, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Berlin International Film Festival, Visions du réel, Sundance, and the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM).

Loumède’s work is driven by a desire to produce films with meaningful content by auteurs intent on addressing the important issues of the day. She has worked with Serge Giguère, Richard Desjardins, Patricio Henriquez, Hugo Latulippe, Benoît Pilon, Sophie Deraspe, Zaynê Akyol, Claude Demers, Jean-François Caissy and many other contemporary Quebec directors.

Over the course of her career, Loumède has collaborated with a wide range of groups and people. She was responsible for analyzing documentary projects for SODEC, Quebec’s public film-financing body, and founded and led the documentary program at the Institut national de l’image et du son de Montréal (INIS), Quebec’s foremost professional cinema training institute. She is actively involved with the Documentary Network, RIDM and other festivals across multiple genres, and has regularly served on panels, juries, and many domestic and international platforms devoted to promoting auteur documentary.


DENIS McCREADY
Producer (NFB)
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DENIS McCREADY

Denis McCready has been working in the Quebec film and television industry since 1996. He started off directing commercials for music channel MusiquePlus before becoming head of advertising for MusiquePlus, MusiMax, Super Écran and Canal Indigo. The early 2000s saw McCready working with independent production companies, where he gained experience as a production director, line producer, and producer of documentaries, documentary series, and dramas.

No stranger to technical and creative challenges, McCready has produced low-budget auteur documentaries on subjects as diverse as dance, music, the environment and child trafficking, as well as big-budget documentary series dealing with science, exploration, and war. He has overseen shoots both in Canada and abroad, many in locations that are hard to access (the Arctic, NASA, the Russian space program) or dangerous (the Atacama and Mojave deserts, the giant Cave of Crystals in Naica, Mexico). He oversaw the production of hundreds of special-effects sequences for the series Mars Rising and produced and wrote the serious game L’or du golfe for the ICI Radio-Canada website. McCready has delivered HD programs for major broadcasters, including National Geographic (US and international), Discovery (Canada, US, Latin America), History (Canada), ARTE (France/Germany), NHK (Japan), CBC, Radio-Canada, Canal D, and Télé-Québec. In addition, he’s worked on a number of official international co-productions (Canada-France, Canada-Mexico).

McCready won several awards as the producer of Chercher le courant (including the RIDM Audience Choice Award and Gémeaux Award for Best Documentary: Society) and Bas! Au-delà du Redlight (NFB Colin Low Award at DOXA). The films he’s produced have screened at many international festivals, including Hot Docs, Visions du réel, the International Festival of Films on Art, NXNE, DOXA, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), and the Vancouver International Film Festival. He has also produced two documentaries directed by Ian Jaquier: L’or du golfe, with Kevin Parent, and Kanata: Aujourd’hui la colonisation, as well as the powerful documentary MTL Punk: La première vague, by Érik Cimon and Alain Cliche.

McCready is currently Executive Producer for the NFB’s Canadian Francophonie Studio. Previously, he worked on many NFB short and feature-length documentaries and interactive projects as a producer for the Documentary Studio and the Institutional Program.


CLAUDIA CHABOT
Producer (La bande Sonimage)
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CLAUDIA CHABOT

Claudia Chabot began her film career in 2002, while studying toward her Bachelor of Arts (Interdisciplinary) degree at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. She cofounded 3reg création, creating several experimental video projects over the next three years.

She then began directing and independently producing short films, some of which made the rounds of festivals and were screened on television, attracting attention. pOésieCULAIRE, an art video made with funding from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, won the Reconnaissance award from the Collection Loto-Québec. Her film Un an déjà took the Tourner award at the Regard sur le court métrage short film festival in Saguenay, and she used the prize money to make the fiction short Univers intimes. That film also screened in the Regard festival, as well as at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Her most recent documentary, Madame Dubois et les cyclo-machines, was selected for the Off-Courts festival in Trouville, France, and won the Best Regional Film award at the Regard festival.

In 2009, Chabot became the founding executive director of La bande Sonimage, a film and video production support centre in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. Over the years she has developed various projects with local filmmakers, including 14 short films along with a feature film script and a short film script.

In 2015, she acted as a producer on the 5 courts project, a series of five director-driven short documentaries shot mainly in the Saguenay and Abitibi regions, co-produced by the National Film Board and La bande Sonimage.

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WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
NOÉMIE PAYANT-HÉBERT

NFB PRODUCERS
DENIS McCREADY
COLETTE LOUMÈDE

BANDE SONIMAGE PRODUCER
CLAUDIA CHABOT

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF
THE NARVAL LIFEGUARD TEAM IN SAGUENAY–LAC-ST-JEAN
DAVID COMEAU
AUDREY-ANNE BOIVIN
ANNABELLE DAUPHIN
MARILOU DAUPHIN
LAURIE LAPOINTE
LAURA VINCENT
JADE MOREL
JEANNE BEAULIEU-LAVOIE
JEANNE LEMAY
LAURENCE BISSON
JULIA TREMBLAY
FRÉDÉRIQUE BOUCHARD
BERNARD BISSON
MARIE-JOSÉE SIMARD
CATHERINE PAPILLON-LAROUCHE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
JEAN-PHILIPPE ARCHIBALD

SECOND CAMERA
GABRIEL FORTIN

EDITING
MIRIAM ALTOUNJI

LOCATION SOUND
KEN ALLAIRE

SOUND DESIGN
SYLVAIN BELLEMARE

BANDE SONIMAGE TEAM

TECHNICAL ADVISER
JEAN-PHILIPPE ARCHIBALD

PRODUCTION SUPPORT
KARINE CÔTÉ
CAROLINE GAGNON

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
ALAIN CORNEAU

TRANSLATION
MELS

NFB TEAM

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR – SHOOTING EQUIPMENT
STEVE HALLÉ

TECHNICAL SUPPORT – EDITING
PIERRE DUPONT
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PATRICK TRAHAN

TITLES
CYNTHIA OUELLET

ONLINE EDITING
DENIS PILON

FOLEY
JÉRÔME DÉCARIE

FOLEY RECORDING
DANIEL BISSON (MELS)

RE-RECORDING
SERGE BOIVIN

MARKETING MANAGER
KARINE SÉVIGNY
ASSISTED BY
JOLÈNE LESSARD

ADMINISTRATOR
SIA KOUKOULAS

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
ISABELLE LIMOGES
CHINDA PHOMMARINH

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
PASCALE SAVOIE-BRIDEAU

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
MIRA MAILHOT

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
MÉLANIE LASNIER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
COLETTE LOUMÈDE

CAMERA PROVIDED BY
BOLEX

 

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