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Standing on the Line

Paul Émile d'Entremont
2018 | 80 min 30 s

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionDOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia (2019)

  • Official SelectionFIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2019)

  • Official SelectionCalgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta (2019)

  • Official SelectionCinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Sudbury, Ontario (2019)

  • Official SelectionParrsboro Film Festival, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (2019)


About the Film

Interview with Paul Émile d’Entremont


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Promotional Materials


Paul Émile d’Entremont

Photo : Mario Paulin

Christine Aubé

Photo : NFB

Jac Gautreau

Photo : Karine Wade

Maryse Chapdelaine

Photo : NFB


Brock McGillis

David Testo and his mother, Judy Testo

Brock McGillis with young hockey players

Brock McGillis with young hockey players

Indigo Committee, L'Odyssée School, Moncton, New Brunswick

Anastasia Bucsis

Brock McGillis

Coach Serge Bourque with players from Les Olympiens

Anastasia Bucsis

Students in David's yoga class


Christine Aubé
Jac Gautreau
Maryse Chapdelaine

Executive Producers
Michèle Bélanger
Dominic Desjardins

Dominique Sicotte

Director of Photography
Mario Paulin

Serge Nakauchi Pelletier

a film by
Paul Émile d’Entremont

With the participation of

Anastasia Bucsis
Anita Bucsis
David Testo
Judy Testo
Brock McGillis
Brian McGillis
Serge Bourque
Jean-Christophe Comeau
Justin Boisvert
Kaylin Irvine
Patrick Burke
Brian Burke
Alain Bezeau
Trevor Georgie
Justin Roberts

Written and directed by
Paul Émile d’Entremont

Paul Émile d’Entremont
Nancy Marcotte

Director of Photography
Mario Paulin

Additional Camera
François Vincelette
Jimmy D. Houssen

With the help of
Daniel Greenwood
Mark Moore

Location Sound
Serge Arseneault
Georges Hannan
Simon Doucet
Marc Landry
Mathieu Babin

Production Managers
Nancy Marcotte
Michelle Paulin
Jean-Michel Vienneau

Dominique Sicotte

Editing Assistant
Justin Morand

Sound Design
Mélanie Gauthier – Studio SOUNDCHICK SFX

Dialogue Editor
Sandy Pinteus

Sound Mixer
Jean-Paul Vialard

Online Editor
Serge Verreault

Infographics and Titles
Mélanie Bouchard

Transcription Services
Pro Documents


Simon Meilleur

Foley Recording
Luc Léger

Archival Research and Rights Clearance
Nancy Marcotte

AP Images
Bell Media
Getty Images
The Canadian Press
National Post, a division of Network Postmedia Inc.
NHL Network
Olympic Oval / University of Calgary
Personal photographs : Brock McGillis, Anastasia Bucsis, David Testo, The Burke Family
Société Radio-Canada / CBC
The Globe and Mail
Todd Korol
You Can Play Project

Original Music
Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
© 2018 National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN) / Ho-Tune Musique (SOCAN)

Original Song
written and composed by David Lang © Red Poppy, Ltd.
interpreted by Theatre Of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen
conducted by Paul Hillier
courtesy of Harmonia Mundi / [PIAS]

A special thanks to Mark Tewksbury

Thanks to

Matt Allen
Jennifer Birch-Jones
Valérie Beauquier
Stéphanie Bourque
Line Chamberland
Reno Chouinard
Robert Christian
Pascal Clément
Isabelle Cormier-LeBlanc
Wade Davis
Anne et Jean Bernard d’Entremont
Guylaine Demers
Nick De Santis
Jonathan Diodati
Marlene Edoyan
John Fennell
Carmen Garcia
Justin Guitard
Monique Hébert-Savoie
George Hope
Bonnie Johnston
Ricky Landry
Steve Lapierre
Luc Léger
Sylvain l’Espérance
Natacha Llorens
Rob Mabee
Cheryl MacDonald
Sheldon McIntosh
Monia Morrissette
Jason Pelletier
Ariane Pétel-Despots
Shannon Rempel
Marie-Lise Sicotte
Darko Stipic
Jordan Timmons
Jeffrey Truchon-Viel
Dina Tsoulouhas
Mauricio Velasco
David Vink
Rob Wilcher
Jay Wheaton
Margo Wheaton

Indigo Committee, L’Odyssée School, Moncton, New Brunswick

France Breault, social worker
Sabrina Bernard
Finn Condé
Jo-Annie Levesque
Gabrielle Michaud
Jessica Pond
Julie Rennison
Elise Smith

Saint John Sea Dogs, New Brunswick

Tim Roszell, Manager of Media and Communications
Stewart Bagnell
Anthony Boucher
Robbie Burt
Nick Deakin-Poot
Alex D’Orio
Alexis Girard
Matt Green
Aiden MacIntosh
Kevin Mason
Brendan O’Reilly
Cédric Paré
William Poirier
Ben Reid
Ostap Safin
Radim Salda
Tyler Smith
Bailey Webster
Matt Williams
Luke Wilson

And also

Fairmont Banff Springs
Francophone South School District, New Brunswick
Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex, Sudbury
Killarny-Glengarry Community Association, Calgary
L’Odyssée Olympians
L’Odyssée School. Moncton
Moksha Yoga Montreal
Montreal Impact
T.C. Roberson High School
University of Calgary
Woody’s, Toronto
Zero Gravity Climbing and Yoga, Montreal

Marketing Managers
Karine Sévigny
Judith Lessard-Bérubé

Administrator/Line Producer
Geneviève Duguay

Production Coordinator
Audrey Rétho

Technical Coordinator
Daniel Claveau

Video Technical Support
Patrick Trahan
Pierre Dupont
Isabelle Painchaud

Audio Technical Support
Bernard Belley

Legal Counsel
Christian Pitchen

Christine Aubé
Jac Gautreau
Maryse Chapdelaine

Executive Producers
Michèle Bélanger
Dominic Desjardins

French Program
Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie

A production of
The National Film Board of Canada

© 2018 National Film Board of Canada

Media Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
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