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Patrick Péris
2017 | 4 min 32

Prizes and awards

  • Official SelectionLA Shorts International Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionAnima Mundi 2017

  • Official SelectionInternational Children's Montreal Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionInternational Children's Chicago Film Festival 2017

  • Official SelectionOff-Courts Festival

  • Children's and Youth Production AwardYorkton Film Festival 2018


Short Synopsis

Interview with Patrick Péris

Promotional Materials




Patrick Péris
Photo : Albert Zablit

Patrick Péris

Born in 1974, Quebec director Patrick Péris attracted attention in several different fields early on in his career. This skilled and prolific filmmaker has directed video clips, ads, shorts, and educational and corporate videos, in addition to working on the creative design of visual interactive elements for several organizations, including the Planetarium and the Montréal Science Centre.

More recently, his short films Grenailles (2014) and Nos saisons (2013) were hits at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in back-to-back years. Over the past decade, his videos for artists Alexandre Désilets and Urbain Desbois and for the bands Mes Aïeux, Tricot machine, and Pamplemousse have received industry-wide acclaim and enjoyed significant airtime on specialty channels and at festivals.

A versatile and multidisciplinary artist, Péris is a jack-of-all-trades who also does camera work and editing. His series of artist portraits have been seen worldwide on all the major video platforms and are approaching 100 million views.

Péris has developed a unique visual style over the course of his career. Today, this self-taught filmmaker is known for his daring approach, ambitious projects, and mastery of various animation techniques. The independent film group Kino’00 recently honoured his support of young artists by creating an award in his name.

Marc Bertrand
Producer (NFB)
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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)
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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.



Directed by
Patrick Péris

Émilien Néron
Jade Charbonneau
Tiphaine De Reyer

Tod Fennell

Translation and Voice Direction
Kathleen Fee

Sylvain Charbonneau
Patrick Péris

Marie Valade
Patrick Péris

David Baril
Charles Dubé
Pascal Huynh
Dany Lefebvre
Jean-François Robichaud

Offline Editing
Michel Pelland

Art Direction ‒ Puppets
Laurent Canniccioni
Dominique Côté
Emily Bélanger
Jako Lanterne
Studio de création scénographique

Art Direction ‒ Sets and Props
Gregory Nowak

Armature ‒ “Spider” Design
Erik Goulet
Hamish Lambert

Sound Design and Music
James Duhamel
© 2016 National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN)

Assisted by
Samuel Desrosiers
Luc Raymond
Alexis Farand

Lise Wedlock
Assisted by Thomas Garant

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Jean Paul Vialard

Live-Action Film Team

Director of Photography
David Émond-Ferrat

Assistant Director
Aurore Paulin

Camera Assistant
Wissam Salem

Lighting Director
Jean-Marc Plante

Sound Recording
Yassine Meliani

Art Direction
Gregory Nowak

Costume Designer
Caroline Bodson

Make-up Artist
Catherine Brunelle Hubert

Acting Coach
Jean-Robert Quirion

Still Photographer
Maxime Cormier

Technical Director
Pierre Plouffe

Technical Coordinator ‒ Animation
Yannick Grandmont

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Lord

Production Coordinator
Michèle Labelle

Mélanie Bouchard

Online Editing
Serge Verreault
Thanks to

Isabelle Cormier
Vladimir Kanic
Joseph Martin
Cédric Fichter
Rock Léonard-Cusson
Olivia Reinach
Julien & Florence
Claude & Micheline Péris
Samuel Laflamme
Robin Girard
Maxime Fortin

Marketing Manager
Geneviève Bérard

Diane Régimbald
Karine Desmeules

Administrative Team
Diane Ayotte
Michael Shu

Executive Producer
Julie Roy

Marc Bertrand


Press Relations

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    NFB Publicist – Montreal
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