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Quiet Zone

David Bryant and Karl Lemieux
2014 | 14 min






Born in 1980 in Kingsey Falls (Quebec, Canada), Lemieux is the co-founder of the Double Negative Collective. He has directed several experimental films (Motion of Light, 2004;Western Sunburn, 2006; Mamori, 2010) and given numerous live cinema performances with avant-garde musicians. Lemieux has been performing with the band Godspeed You! Black Emperor since 2010.



Musician, recordist and sound designer David Bryant is known for his role in the bands Godspeed You! Black EmperorHiss Tracts and Set Fire to Flames. In 2004, he built The Pines Recording Studio, where he has produced the music and sound design for Madame Tutli-Putli (Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, 2007) and Passage (Karl Lemieux, 2007). Quiet Zone is his directorial debut.



A producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s Animation and Youth Studio since 2007, Julie Roy was appointed executive producer for the NFB in March 2014. She holds an MA in Film Studies from the Université de Montréal, has written extensively on women and animated film, and has served as a guest programmer at a number of film festivals. Her recent productions include Franck Dion’s Edmond Was a Donkey(2012), recipient of some 30 international awards, including the special jury award at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival; Dominic Etienne Simard’s Paula (2011), winner of the best film award at Interfilm Berlin; Michèle Lemieux’s Here and the Great Elsewhere (2012), winner of the grand prize at Cinanima in Portugal; and Patrick Bouchard’s Bydlo, recipient of the best animated film award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. She was also the producer of Nicolas Brault’s Hungu (2008), Jean-François Lévesque’s The Necktie (2008), winner of 10 awards, and Karl Lemieux’s Mamori (2010), which picked up the grand prize at the 25 FPS Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. Julie’s ongoing commitment to supporting young filmmakers is evident in many of her roles, including as former head of the Cinéaste rercherché(e) competition, whose goal is to recruit new talent, and as a producer for the animation section of the NFB’s Aide au cinéma indépendant (ACIC) program. She has also worked with Folimage, a French animation studio, to produce short films made at La Résidence. In this capacity, she co-produced Félix Dufour-Laperriere’s Rosa Rosa (2008), David Coquard-Dassault’s Rains (2008) and Hefang Wei’sThe Banquet of the Concubine (2012).

Interview with the filmmakers



With Nicols Fox and Katherine Peacock

A film by
David Bryant and Karl Lemieux

Julie Roy

Mathieu Bouchard-Malo

Sound Design
Olivier Calvert
David Bryant

Original Music
David Bryant

Animation and Hand-Processing
Karl Lemieux

Sebastjan Henrickson (Niagara Custom Lab)

Colour Correction
Marc Boucrot (Film Factory)

Mathieu Laverdière
Karl Lemieux
David Bryant

Sound Recordist
David Bryant

Stéphanie Leclerc

Technical Director
Pierre Plouffe

Jean Paul Vialard

Online Editing
Denis Gathelier

Telecine colourists
Aldo La Ricca
William « Bill » Holley

Pre-Editing Images
Charles-André Coderre 
Michaela Grill

Réjean Myette

Elaine Potvin 

Production Coordinator
Michèle Labelle

Diane Régimbald

Administrative Team
Diane Ayotte
Karine Desmeules

Marketing Manager
Christine Noël

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Lord 

Thanks (NFB)
Benoit Forté
Stéphane Simard
Yannick Grandmont

Thanks (West Virginia)
Jennifer Wood Neupanee
Diane D. Schou
Sylvia Wilson
Juliet Wilson
David Hughes Bennet
Susan Alexander Bennet
Michael J. Holstine
Frank Ghigo

Special thanks
Steve Bates 
Charles-André Coderre
Daïchi Saïto
Johann Schlager
Louis Turcotte
Collectif Double Négatif
Fortner Anderson (Videographe)
Alexis Landriault and Caroline Blais (Main Film)


Quiet Zone
French Animation Studio
French Program
© 2015 The National Film Board of Canada

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