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Mamie

Janice Nadeau
2016 | 6 min 18 s

Prizes and awards

  • Official SelectionAnnecy 2016

  • Best Animated Short SelectionCanadian Screen Awards 2017

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Team


Janice Nadeau
Director
Biography
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Photo : Véro Boncompagni


Janice Nadeau

Janice Nadeau studied graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal and illustration at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (France) before working as an art director for various organizations. Over the years,  she has illustrated a number of books and is a three-time recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Illustration. Nul poisson où aller, published in 2003 based on a text by Marie-Francine Hébert, earned her the first of these three awards. Nadeau later adapted the book for No Fish Where to Go, her first animated film co-directed by Nicola Lemay and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The film was widely shown at festivals and won several awards, including the International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize in Tokyo and the Fipresci Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Mamie, Nadeau’s solo directorial debut, is a personal and intimate story co-produced by the NFB and Folimage.

Nadeau’s transition to film has in no way altered her evocative, poetic and sophisticated style, which blends both retro and modern aesthetics. Her fine and intricate line work can be seen through her soft watercolours, whose multitude of details bring a rich touch to her compositions. Nadeau also teaches illustration at the École de design of Université du Québec à Montréal.


Marc Bertrand
Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Marc Bertrand

Marc Bertrand joined the French Animation Studio as a producer in 1998 and has since produced more than 100 films, including such notable successes as the award-winning series Science Please! (2001), and Noël Noël (2003) by Nicola Lemay, which won Gémeaux Awards for Best Animated Series or Film in 2002 and 2004 respectively.  He also co-produced with Marcel Jean the Norman McLaren Master’s Edition (2006), an award-winning DVD box set featuring digitally restored masterpieces by McLaren, a pioneer in the fusion of music and animation. Bertrand’s interest in new technology has led him to become involved in working on 3D films. In 2008, he coproduced Facing Champlain: A Work in 3 Dimensions, directed by Jean-François Pouliot, and produced Private Eyes, a new 3D film by Nicola Lemay.

Among his other productions are acclaimed films such as Imprints (2004) by Jacques Drouin and works by Theodore Ushev: Tower Bawher (2006), Drux Flux (2009) and Lipsett Diaries (2010), winner of a Genie for Best Animated Short and a Special Mention at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Bertrand has worked on numerous productions, including the Studio GDS/NFB co-production Romance (2011) by renowned Swiss animator Georges Schwizgebel, winner of the 2012 Genie Award. In 2011, he produced Sunday (2011) by Patrick Doyon, which earned an Oscar® nomination and won the 2012 Jutra Award for Best Animated Film.

In 2013, Marc became an AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences) member and completed the co-production Hollow Land (Michèle and Uri Kranot) and Gloria Victoria (T. Ushev), which won the FIPRESCI award in Annecy 2013.

In 2014, it was another of Marc’s production, No fish where to go, that received the same honor. The same year, the film Jutra (Marie-Josée St-Pierre, a co-production with MJSP Film) was selected at the Fortnight of directors in Cannes and in February 2015 won a Jutra, a Gemeaux and a Canadian Screen Award for best short animated film.  In 2016, his production of Théodore Ushev’s Vaysha the Blind won both the Jury Prise and de Children Jury prize in Annecy and in 2017 the film was nominated for an Oscar® in for the Best Short Animated film category.


Julie Roy
Executive Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Julie Roy

As the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s French Animation Studio, Julie Roy has produced some 40 animated short films. She holds a master’s degree in cinema studies from Université de Montréal and has published numerous articles about women and animated films.

Her notable productions include The Subject by Patrick Bouchard and THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT by Matthew Rankin, both of which screened at Cannes, at the 2018 Directors’ Fortnight and the 2017 Semaine de la Critique, respectively. In 2016, she co-produced Franck Dion’s The Head Vanishes (Papy 3D/NFB), which won the Cristal Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Among the many other artists whose work she has guided are Claude Cloutier, Michèle Lemieux, and Regina Pessoa.

Roy encourages diverse approaches to filmmaking, and is currently developing an interactive installation with Nicolas Brault and working with Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Madame Tutli-Putli, 2007) on their next short film.

 


Corinne Destombes
Producer (Folimage)
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Corinne Destombes

I began developing television series at Folimage in 2010. That same year, I also began to produce short films, notably by managing the Artist-in-Residence program that each year welcomes an international filmmaker. This initiative makes it possible to offer a complete range of quality auteur short films to demanding audiences, be they youngsters or adults. Over time, I build trust and rapport with auteurs and filmmakers whose artistic development I want to follow. Always on the lookout for new talent, I bring together unique creative visions from different fields—graphics, storytelling, sound or music.

Credits

FOLIMAGE
and the
National Film Board of Canada

With the participation of
Centre national de la cinématographie et de l’image animée
Canal+
Région Rhône-Alpes

Script, Direction
JANICE NADEAU

Narration
ISABELLE BLAIS

Voices
JOHANNE GARNEAU
SAM-ÉLOI GIRARD
MARINE GUÉRIN
ADÈLE L’HEUREUX-HUBERT
MAEL PEREZ MARLEAU

Translation and Voice Direction
JULIE BURROUGHS

Original Music
BENOIT CHAREST

Musicians
BENOIT CHAREST
BENOIT GROULX
SYLVAIN MURRAY

Sound Design
OLIVIER CALVERT

Foley
LISE WEDLOCK

Recording
GEOFFREY MITCHELL

Re-recording
JEAN PAUL VIALARD 

Watercolour
JANICE NADEAU

Layout
SYLVIE LÉONARD

Animators
MARC ROBINET
SYLVIE LÉONARD

Animators’ Assistants
CHRISTEL GUIBERT
CRISTELLE DUPUY
HÉLÈNE FRIREN

Line Tests
YOANN THOMAIN
LAETITIA DUPONT

Colour Tests
MARYSE TUZI

Colour Scanning
YASMINA BOUACHRINE
CRAPETTE LIÉTAR
FRÉDÉRIQUE LECRONT
MYLÈNE SEIGNOBOS

Technical Director
PIERRE PLOUFFE

Editor
HERVÉ GUICHARD 

Compositing
BENOIT RAZY

Online Editor
SERGE VERREAULT

Titles
MÉLANIE BOUCHARD

Technical Coordinators
PATRICK TALLARON
DANIEL LORD

Project Manager
SOLENNE BLANC

Production Coordinator
MICHÈLE LABELLE

Administrator
DIANE RÉGIMBALD

Administrative Team
DIANE AYOTTE
KARINE DESMEULES

Distribution – Marketing
DOMINIQUE TEMPLIER
JÉRÉMY MOURLAM

GENEVIÈVE BÉRARD

Thanks to
STEPHEN AMIRAULT
CLAUDE CLOUTIER
FRANCIS DELFOUR
JACQUES-RÉMY GIRERD
JENS HAHN
MARIE-FRANCINE HÉBERT
MICHEL LANGLOIS
NICOLA LEMAY
BLEUENN MALLAT
ARLETTE MÉTHOT
MARIE-JOSÉE SAINT-PIERRE
FÉLIX VILLENEUVE

And
The Residency program of the Abbey of Fontevraud
CITIA – 2013 Creative Focus
SODEC – 2012 Finalist of Sprint for Your Script

With the participation of
Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée – contribution financière
Canal+
Programmes Courts et Créations
PASCALE FAURE and BRIGITTE PARDO
Negotiations Manager
SÉBASTIEN MICHINEAU

Communications
KARLETTY LAVOCAT
MARYLINE GUILLARD

Région Rhône-Alpes
Procirep  / Angoa

Studio Direction – FOLIMAGE
EMMANUEL BERNARD
MICHEL NICOLAS

Executive Producer – NFB
JULIE ROY

Producers
CORINNE DESTOMBES – Folimage
MARC BERTRAND – NFB

 

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