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Moments of Life

Samuel-A. Caron and France Gallant
2020 | 20 min


Long Synopsis


Statement from the directors

Promotional Clip

Promotional Materials

Team


Samuel-A. Caron
Director
Biography
Photo
Photo : Rodolphe Caron


Samuel-A. Caron

Filmmaker, videographer and screenwriter Samuel-A. Caron has a rich and diversified CV. Since directing his first short drama, Le doute de Thomas (2003), he’s headed up numerous projects, both in his work with young people and in the professional industry. In 2007, he was named rising star of the year at the Prix Éloizes for his feature Au bout du chemin, co-produced by Productions Appalaches. He developed further expertise in production and post-production with the documentary A Skill for Life (2014), which he directed. Moments of Life, co-directed with France Gallant, marks his third collaboration with Productions Appalaches. Whether working in documentary or on web-based projects, this New Brunswick-based globetrotter retains a love for his hometown. He continues to take on projects that allow him to explore the subtleties of subjects that are often over-simplified, while focusing on embodying issues, genuine emotion, and universal truths.


France Gallant
Director, Producer (Productions Appalaches)
Biography
Photo
Photo : Rodolphe Caron


France Gallant

A founding member of the New Brunswick film co-op Cinémarévie, France Gallant has always had a passion for documentary. Her productions include La bagosse (1990) and Avec le cœur (1993), both of which won national awards. In 2002, she directed her first film, Je danse ma vie, in collaboration with Radio-Canada.

Two years later, in 2004, she co-founded Productions Appalaches with Rodolphe Caron, focusing her talent on creating hard-hitting films that stand out. These include two documentaries co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada: the multi-award-winning Léonard Forest: Filmmaker and Poet (2006) and Marie Hélène Allain en dialogue avec la pierre, which was nominated for two Gémeaux Awards and screened in competition at FIFA.

In all her films, whether acting in her capacity as a producer or director, France Gallant pursues the same goals: sharing a diversity of points of view, hearing the voices of others, and paying close attention to people and the world around her.


Christine Aubé
Producer
Biography
Photo
Photo : NFB


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.

Images

From left to right: Anik Marchand, grieving mother of Thomas, and Tina Emond, Nursing Science teacher
Photo credit: Geneviève Violette
Anik Marchand, grieving mother of Thomas
Claude Lacenaire, grieving father of Xavier and William
Sabrina Courant, Les Perséides – Perinatal loss support group
On the left: Sylvie Blouin, Perinatal loss counsellor
Manon Cyr, Clinical Nurse Specialist and author
From left to right: Claude Lacenaire and Dr. Joanne Leblanc, grieving parents of Xavier and William
Anik Marchand, grieving mother of Thomas

Credits

A SPECIAL THANKS TO
GROUPE LES PERSÉIDES DE QUÉBEC

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF
SYLVIE BLOUIN
SABRINA COURANT
ANNIE FRÉCHETTE
MANON CYR
TINA EMOND
CLAUDE LACENAIRE
JOANNE LEBLANC
ANIK MARCHAND

PRODUCTIONS APPALACHES TEAM

PRODUCER
FRANCE GALLANT, PRODUCTIONS APPALACHES

RESEARCHERS AND DIRECTORS
SAMUEL-A CARON
FRANCE GALLANT

SCRIPTWRITER
SAMUEL-A CARON

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
RODOLPHE CARON
MATHIEU LAPRISE
MARIO PAULIN

LOCATION SOUND RECORDERS
SERGE ARSENEAULT
DENNIS MORTON

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
GENEVIÈVE VIOLETTE

EDITOR
JULIEN CADIEUX

ASSISTED BY
SAMUEL-A CARON

SOUND EDITOR AND MIXER
DENNIS MORTON

FINISHING EDITOR
CHARLES GAGNON, DIGITAL CUT

SUBTITLES
MELS

ORIGINAL MUSIC
CLAUDE J. FOURNIER
ISABELLE ROY

MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND PIANO
ISABELLE ROY

ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND GUITARS
JEAN GARNEAU, VILAIN STUDIO

NFB TEAM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
DENIS MCCREADY
MICHÈLE BÉLANGER
DOMINIC DESJARDINS

PRODUCERS
CHRISTINE AUBÉ
JAC GAUTREAU

LINE PRODUCER/ADMINISTRATOR
GENEVIÈVE DUGUAY

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
AUDREY RÉTHO

TECHNICAL COORDINATORS
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPRISE
DANIEL CLAVEAU

VIDEO TECHNICAL SUPPORT
ISABELLE PAINCHAUD
PATRICK TRAHAN
PIERRE DUPONT

MARKETING MANAGER
FRANÇOIS JACQUES

LEGAL COUNSEL
PETER KALLIANIOTIS

MANY THANKS TO

THE FAMILIES OF
ANNIE FRÉCHETTE
CLAUDE LACENAIRE AND JOANNE LEBLANC
ANIK MARCHAND

THE PARTICIPANTS
COMITÉ DE SENSIBILISATION AU DEUIL PÉRINATAL D’EDMUNDSTON
GROUPE DE SOUTIEN LES PERSÉIDES DE QUÉBEC
CÉRÉMONIE DE LA FÊTE DES ANGES DE QUÉBEC
CÉRÉMONIE UNE ÉTINCELLE ENVOLÉE D’EDMUNDSTON

AND ALSO TO
LA MAISON DE LA FAMILLE LOUIS-HÉBERT, QUÉBEC
L’ÉGLISE SAINTE-CÉCILE, QUÉBEC
AU JARDIN DE GUS
LE JARDIN BOTANIQUE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK
GEORGE PÉRUSSE

PRODUCED THROUGH THE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION OF
LA PROVINCE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK
LE FONDS TELUS
Crédit d’impôt pour production cinématographique ou magnétoscopique canadienne

French Program
Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie

A coproduction of
The National Film Board of Canada

and

Productions Appalaches

© 2020 National Film Board of Canada / Productions Appalaches



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