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Oscar

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
2016 | 12 min 08 s

Prizes and awards

  • Audience Choice Award for Program ANew York City Short Film Festival 2016

  • Official SelectionRegard- Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay 2017

Synopsis

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Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre: Oscar, beyond the legend

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Team


Marie-Josée Saint- Pierre
Filmmaker and Producer
Biography
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Marie-Josée Saint- Pierre

Filmmaker and Gaspésie native Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre is the founder of the independent production company MJSTP Films Inc., which she founded in 2004 to produce her own animated documentary films. Her original creations revolve around two major themes; notably, motherhood, which she tackles in Post-Partum (2004), Passages (2008) and Femelles (2012), and artistic creation, which is at the heart of McLaren’s Negatives (2006), The Sapporo Project (2009), Jutra (2014), Flocons (2014) and most recently, Oscar (2016). Saint-Pierre’s work has garnered more than 55 international awards over the course of her career. Jutra was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and won three prestigious Canadian awards (a Gemini, a Jutra and a Canadian Screen Award). Saint-Pierre is a graduate of Concordia University and is currently pursuing her PhD in artistic studies and practices at UQAM. Oscar is MJSTP Film’s second co-production with the NFB.


Jocelyne Perrier
Producer (MJSTP Films)
Biography
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Jocelyne Perrier

Producer Jocelyne Perrier has over 25 years’ experience in film and television, working notably for TVOntario, private firms and her own company. Over the years, she has helped develop shorts and features in addition to helping research, write, adapt and secure funding for various projects.

She has been working with the National Film Board of Canada since 2007, starting as a content analyst for the French Program and line producer for the Animation and Youth Studio. She is now working in animated films. Her career highlights include being part of the production team for Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince (Onyx Films/Orange Studio/Kaibou Production, 2015) and line producer for the Quebec portion of the France/Canada co-production Louise en hiver, a film by Jean-François Laguionie (JPL Films/Productions Unité centrale, 2016). Together with Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, she recently produced Oscar, a short from MJSTP Films in co-production with the NFB (Marc Bertrand). Jocelyne is currently working as line producer for animated shorts for the NFB as well as Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s feature Ville Neuve (Productions Unité centrale).


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.

Images

Archives de la Ville de Montréal.
Photo : © Archives de la Ville de Montréal.
Montreal at night.
Oscar Peterson and father.
Archives de la Ville de Montréal.
Photo : © Archives de la Ville de Montréal.
Cabaret Dancers - Montreal.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Photo : © Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Oscar Peterson

Credits

A FILM BY
MARIE-JOSÉE SAINT-PIERRE

ANIMATION AND COMPOSITING
EHSAN GHARIB

ANIMATION AND DRAWINGS
BRIGITTE ARCHAMBAULT

EDITING
OANA SUTEU KHINTIRIAN

COPYRIGHT CLEARANCE
SYLVIA MEZEI

SOUND DESIGN
OLIVIER CALVERT

ADDITIONAL VOICE
MARK CAMACHO

VOICE DIRECTION
FRANÇOIS GODIN

FOLEY
LISE WEDLOCK

RECORDING
GEOFFREY MITCHELL

SOUND MIX
SERGE BOIVIN
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
PIERRE PLOUFFE

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
MICHÈLE LABELLE

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
DANIEL LORD

ONLINE EDITING
SERGE VERREAULT
ADMINISTRATOR
DIANE RÉGIMBALD

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
DIANE AYOTTE
KARINE DESMEULES

ACCOUNTING
BENOIT GAUTHIER INC.

LEGAL ADVISERS
LUSSIER & KHOUZAM

STOCK SHOTS

ORIGINAL INTERVIEWS AND FOOTAGE FROM OSCAR PETERSON: KEEPING THE GROOVE ALIVE
GAPC ENTERTAINMENT

CBC STILL PHOTO COLLECTION
CBC LICENSING

DANY GIGNOUX

ANDRÉ LE COZ
WITH THE COURTESY OF JANINE LE COZ

ARNOLD VAN KAMPEN

GETTY IMAGES MICHAEL OCHS ARCHIVES / DAVID REDFERN

CANADIAN PACIFIC ARCHIVES (IMAGES A.21390 TO A.21399)

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

CBC, INTERVIEWS BY JEFF DAVIS AND PETER GZOWSKI

© BETTMANN / CORBIS

ARCHIVES DE MONTRÉAL
NFB/ONF
CBC/RADIO-CANADA
GETTY IMAGES
GAPC ENTERTAINMENT

MUSIC

DAISY’S DREAM / OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
COURTESY OF THE VERVE MUSIC GROUP,
UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA INC.

WHEN SUMMER COMES / OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY OSCAR PETERSON
COURTESY OF REGAL RECORDINGS LTD,
A NIGHT IN VIENNA, INTERNATIONAL VERSION

HYMN TO FREEDOM / OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY OSCAR PETERSON
COURTESY OF REGAL RECORDINGS LTD,
A NIGHT IN VIENNA, INTERNATIONAL VERSION

MARCH PAST / OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
COURTESY OF THE VERVE MUSIC GROUP,
UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA INC.

A LITTLE JAZZ EXERCISE / OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
WITH KIND PERMISSION OF EDEL GERMANY GMBH OP /
RUSSELL GARCIA & OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
COURTESY OF THE VERVE MUSIC GROUP,
UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA INC.

PLACE ST-HENRI / OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
COURTESY OF THE VERVE MUSIC GROUP,
UNDER LICENSE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA INC.

NIGHTTIME / OSCAR PETERSON (TOMI MUSIC COMPANY)
PERFORMED BY OSCAR PETERSON
COURTESY OF REGAL RECORDINGS LTD,
A NIGHT IN VIENNA, INTERNATIONAL VERSION

TIGER RAG / E. EDWARDS, D. LA ROCCA, H. RAGAS, A. SBARBARO, L. SHIELDS
(EMI ENTERTAINMENT WORLD INC.)
PERFORMED BY ART TATUM
COURTESY OF SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CANADA INC.

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO
KELLY PETERSON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JULIE ROY (NFB)

PRODUCERS
MARC BERTRAND (NFB)
JOCELYNE PERRIER
MARIE-JOSÉE SAINT-PIERRE

OSCAR
A COPRODUCTION

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