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Lucien’s Happiness

Nathalie Hébert
2019 | 25 min

About the film

About Lucien Comeau



Nathalie Hébert

Nathalie Hébert

Nathalie Hébert was born in Scoudouc, New Brunswick. In her heart she was always an artist, and after 14 years of working in an optometrist’s office, the ardent Hébert switched careers to pursue her dream of working with young people. She is now an educational assistant in the Francophone Sud School District of New Brunswick. A believer in the philosophy of minimalism, she finds happiness in simple things. Her recently discovered passion for cinema has sparked a desire to share her new vision of life and the people who inspire her.

Christine Aubé
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Christine Aubé

Christine Aubé has always been passionate about the worlds of storytelling, image and sound in all their forms. She discovered the NFB as director of production after working for broadcasters and independent producers across the country. A great organizer and manager, she joined the NFB team as a producer in 2018.

Christine works to support the next generation while working with experienced creators to produce works for audiences around the world.

Producer (NFB)
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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.



With the participation of
Lucien Comeau
Clovis Breau
Priest Serge Comeau
Linda Sonier
Sylvio Comeau
Aldéo Comeau
Achille Comeau
Denis Brideau
Howard Hall

Researched, written and directed by
Nathalie Hébert

Assistant Director
Renée Blanchar

Story Consultant
Paul Émile d’Entremont

Geoffroy Beauchemin
Mario Paulin

Location Sound
Dennis Morton

Production Manager
Julie d’Amour Léger

Marie Hamelin

Sound Editing
Paul Goguen, Connections Productions

Sound Mixing
Paul Goguen, Studio Révoluson

Online Editing
Denis Pilon

Infographics and Titles
Cynthia Ouellet


Simon Meilleur

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Original Music
Daniel Toussaint
© 2019 Office national du film du Canada (SOCAN)

Daniel Toussaint
Pierre-André Nadeau

Original Songs
written, composed and interpreted by Lucien Comeau

written, composed and interpreted by Lucien Comeau

written, composed and interpreted by Lucien Comeau

written, composed and interpreted by Lucien Comeau

Marketing Manager
Judith Lessard-Bérubé

Administrator/Line Producer
Geneviève Duguay

Production Coordinator
Audrey Rétho

Technical Coordinators
Daniel Claveau
Jean-François Laprise

Video Technical Support
Patrick Trahan
Isabelle Painchaud
Pierre Dupont

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis

Christine Aubé

Executive Producer
Denis McCready

Executive Director
Michèle Bélanger

Produced as part of the Tremplin 2018 initiative

French Program
Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie

Produced by the
National Film Board of Canada

Press Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745

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