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The Secret Order

L'Ordre secret
Phil Comeau
2022 | 1 h 24 min
Documentary
French with English sub-titles

Awards and Festivals

  • 2022 Official SelectionFestival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA)

Trailer


Poster


LONG SYNOPSIS


ONE AND TWO LINERS

Excerpts

The Discovery


The Initiation


Shared Stories



Images


Phil Comeau, archives research. Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Young men during the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier initiation session (reconstitution) Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Meeting of the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier commanders (reconstitution). Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Meeting of the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier commanders (reconstitution). Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Young man at the window. Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Young initiates taking the oath to the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier. (reconstitution) Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Phil Comeau, Caraquet. Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Phil Comeau and Gérald Carroll. Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Phil Comeau and Guy Richard. Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Phil Comeau and Bernard Savoie. Image from Film - Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, 2022.

Team


Phil Comeau
Director


Photo
Photo : Courtesy




Christine Aubé
Producer


Photo
Photo : NFB



Credits

With the participation of
Louis-Philippe Albert, Hébert Arseneault, Louise Blanchard, Lucien Boudreau, Jeannine Boudreau-Finn, Marthe Caron, Gérald Carroll, Euclide Chiasson, Alice Cocunubova, Jeanne-Mance Cormier, Aldelbert Dugas, Louise Imbeault, Antoine Landry, Mathias Landry, Sylvain Lanteigne, Édouard LeBlanc, François Leblanc, Clarence Lebreton, Edmond Paulin, Antoine Richard, Guy Richard, Denise Robillard, Lorio Roy, Bernard Savoie, Louise Savoie, Pierrette Savoie, Bernard Thériault, Léon Thériault

Actors
André Roy, Gabriel Robichaud, Raphaël Butler, Jean-Philippe Raîche, Ludger Beaulieu, Émilien Cormier, Félix Basque, Gabriel Vincent Deslauriers, Mathieu Chouinard, Christian Kit Goguen, Philip André Collette, Ghislain Basque, Luc Doucet, Rosaire L’Italien, Sébastien Poirier, Maël Bisson

Extras
Marcel Allard, Lee Cormier, Michel Cyr, Jules Desrosiers, Frédéric Dion, Éloi Doucet, André Frenette, Bernard Galarneau, Pascal Haché, Philippe Landry, René Légère, Jean-Marie Nadeau, Daniel Pitre, Denis Rioux, Claude Sivret

Director, scriptwriter, researcher and narrator
Phil Comeau

Editor
Louis-Martin Paradis

Directors of Photography
Mario Paulin
Jérôme Sabourin

Additional Cameramen
Bernard Fougères
Étienne Boivin

Location Sound Recorder
Serge Arseneault

Additional Location Sound Recorders
Marc Landry
Richard Lavoie
Patrick Martin

Animator
Éléonore Goldberg

Production Managers
Colette Mallais
Geneviève Thibert

Narration Recording Director
Michel Langlois

Narration Recording
Jonathan Sonier

Art Director
Xavier Georges

1st Assistant Director
Daniel Basque

2nd Assistant Director
Marie-Pierre Valay-Nadeau

3rd Assistant Director
Aline Nicholson

Set Designer
Bernice Butler

Props
Andrea Buckle

1st Assistant Cameraman
Étienne Boivin

2nd Assistant Cameraman
François Pierre Breau

Boom Operator
Marc Landry

Script Supervisor
Louise Thériault

Location Director
Monique Malenfant

Location Manager
Marie-France Jean

Production Assistant
Nicolas Boudreau

Key Grip
Éric Arsenault

Best Boy Grip
Jean-Michel Vienneau

Gaffer
Simon Doucet

Best Boy Gaffer
Paul Parker

Carpenter
Sylvain Ward

Costumes Designers
Lynn Losier
Claudie Landry

Head Wardrobe
Alexandra Johnson

Set Dresser
Michelle Paulin

Hairdresser
Mindy Morang

Make-up Artist
Rachel Noël

Hair and Make-up Assistant
Chantal Ratcliffe

Production Coordinator
Yousra Benziane

Drivers
Pierre Robichaud
Sophie Bélanger

Still Photographer
Louis-Philippe Chiasson

Casting Director
Marie-Pierre Valay-Nadeau

Audition Camera Operator
Paul Arseneau

Sound Editor
Daniel Toussaint

Sound Mixer
Jean-Paul Vialard

Online Editor
Serge Verreault

Graphic Designers
J.W. Jessy Forsyth
Samuel LeGresley
Alain Ostiguy
Cynthia Ouellet
Julie Raymond

Transcription
Pro Documents

Subtitles and Close Captioning
SETTE

Foley
Simon Meilleur

Foley Recording
Geoffrey Mitchell

Archival, Research and Rights Clearance
Emma Brunet, LaNégo

Additional Research
Danika Gourgon
Jairo Buitrago Ciro

Historical Consultants
Philippe Volpé
Bernard Thériault
François Leblanc
Script Consultant
Benoit Guichard

Research Consultants
Luc Bourdon
Pascale Savoie-Brideau

Protagonists and Extras Consultant
Luc Doucet

Narration Consultant
Jean-Philippe Raîche

Original Music
Jean Massicotte
© 2022 National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN)

Musicians
Jean Massicotte
Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy
Jeanne Côté
Vincent Delorme

Archives
Archives Radio–Canada
National Film Board of Canada
Last record of membership in the L’Ordre de Jacques Cartier “72,742 members”, p93, 1964 1965.
University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture, Collection Ordre de Jacque s Cartier (C3), C3 19 16 093b
Register of members of the l’Ordre de Jacques Cartier, matricule #1,
p.1, 19 26 1927.
University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture, Collection Ordre de Jacque s Cartier (C3) C3 19 10 001
Founders 1952. University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture, Collection Ordre de Jacques Cart ier (C3 ), Ph3 3 12B
Les Biographies françaises d’Amérique / BAnQ Collection
Ronald Desmarais / Gaby
Collection Antoine Desilets / BAnQ
Collection Harvey Majo / BAnQ
Albert Dumas / BAnQ Collection
Yves Beauchamps, Archives La Presse
Library and Archives Canada / C-019195
Gaston Vincent, President of the Association canadienne française d’éducation d’Ontario ( ACFÉO), [ca 1957].
University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture, Fonds Association canadienne française de l’Ontario (C2), C2J4 _3-012
Aimé Arvisais, President of ACFÉÉO, [ca 1960]. University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture, Association canadienn-française de l’Ontario (C2) fonds, C2J4_3-013
Collection of photographs from the newspaper
Collection of photographs from the newspaper L’Évangéline – E 39041 Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Louis J. Robichaud Holdings – P573-71
Louis J. Robichaud –– Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
The Superstructure of Montreal Harbour bridge over the St. Lawrence River, Quebec / BAnQ
Armour Landry / BAnQ
Register of members of the Order of Jacques Cartier, matricule #37300 to 37338, page 1, 1954-1955.
University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture, Fonds Ordre de Jacques Cartier (C3), Cartier (C3), C3-19-14-001
Place Resurgo Place
New Brunswick Museum –– Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick, www.nbm-mnb.ca, 1989.83.388
Newspaper L’Évangéline – 26 juillet 1928 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Albert M. Sormany funds – 25-44-9 Bulletin KKK – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Newspaperper L’Évangeline – 11 octobre 1961 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Newspaper L’Évangeline –– 20 décembre 1962 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselmee-Chiasson
Musée Acadien de Caraquet, collection avgeeks/Pond5
Karen Cowled / Alamy Stock Photo
Francis Vachon / Alamy Stock Photo
© Canada Post, 1927, image courtesy of Corgi Times/Adminware Corporation
National Currency Collection, Bank of Canada
Collection of photographs from the newspaper L’Évangéline -E-37242 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Collection of photographs from the newspaper L’Évangéline – E-39040– Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Collection of photographs from the newspaper L’Évangéline – E25876 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, MC2073, Fonds Télé-Acadie, objet V7311
Yvon Cormier, private collection
Collection of photographs from the newspaper L’Évangéline – E17362 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Collection of photographs from the newspaper L’Évangéline – E11045 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
L’Émerillon (Ottawa), 1948, Journal l’Ordre de Jacques Cartier, University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture. Periodical Collection, PER80V17N4
Newspaper L’Évangeline – 28 juin 1960 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Newspaper L’Évangeline –– 13 juillet 1960 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Newspaper L’Évangeline 17 novembre 1965 Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
The Daily Gleaner
Logo of the Shediac Temperance Society (New Brunswick), 1841 – 1.54-33 Placide Gaudet fonds
Collection of photographs from the newspaper L’Évangéline – E15607 – Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
Daniel Aucoin, drone footage – Université de Moncton

Special thanks to
Ancienne Fédération des Caisses populaires acadiennes, Caraquet
Caraquet Hospital
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Edmundston
Centre culturel de Caraquet
Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson, Université de Moncton
Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française
City of Caraquet
City of Dieppe
City of Grand Falls
City of Moncton
CKLE Radio
Club plein air, Caraquet
Comité du port de Caraquet
Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, Moncton
École Évangéline, Abrams-Village
École Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud, Shediac
Grand-Pré National Historic Site
Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce
Groupe Fari, Campbellton
Le Richelieu, Meteghan River
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Moncton Masonic Temple
Musée acadien de Caraquet
Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton
Naval Museum of Quebec
Old Orangists Hall
Ordre de Jacques-Cartier Syndic – Mathias Pagé
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish Church, Wellington
Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Moncton
Parks Canada
Pays de la Sagouine
Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage Sanctuary, Caraquet
Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur Church, Scoudouc – Rosella Melanson
Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens Catholic Church, Caraquet
Saulnierville Cemetery
Scouts Local, Grand Falls
St Mary’s Church, Church Point
St Thomas Church, Memramcook – Père Emery Brien
The Ashford Group
UNI Corporation financière
Université de Moncton, Campus d’Edmundston
Université de Moncton, Campus de Moncton
Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l’Église
Verger Belliveau, Memramcook
Village of Petit-Rocher
Village of Saint-Antoine

Marketing Manager
François Jacques

Marketing Coordinator
Julie Fortin

Line Producer
Geneviève Duguay

Administrators
Geneviève Duguay
Sia Koukoulas

Senior Production Coordinator
Audrey Rétho

Technical Coordinator
Jean-François Laprise

Video Technical Support
Pierre Dupont
Patrick Trahan
Marie-Josée Gourde

Legal Counsel
Julie Patry

Producer
Christine Aubé

Executive Producers
Denis McCready
Nathalie Cloutier

Produced with the collaboration of
Unis TV

With the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund

Unis TV contents team
Director of contents
Jérôme Hellio

Chief of original programming
Guy Boutin

Principal Coordinator of contents
Joannie Rollin

THE SECRET ORDER
French Program Quebec, Canadian Francophonie and Acadian Documentary Studio

A production of The National Film Board of Canada © 2022



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