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The Song and the Sorrow

Millefiore Clarkes
2018 | 42 min 28

Selections and Awards

  • Best Atlantic Short DocFIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2018

  • Best Atlantic FilmmakerLunenburg Doc Fest

  • Winner of Best Mid Length DocumentaryScottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2019

  • Official Selection Rendezvous With Madness Festival

  • Best DocumentarySilverwave Film Festival 2018

  • Official SelectionYorkton Film Festival 2019

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Millefiore Clarkes
Director
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Millefiore Clarkes

Millefiore Clarkes is an award-winning filmmaker and documentarian from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She is passionate about using film to capture the moments in which people reveal themselves and their interconnectedness with others.

Clarkes won the Video of the Year award at the Music PEI Awards from 2012 to 2015 for her work with Catherine MacLellan (“Stealin’”), English Words (“People I Love”), Paper Lions (“Philadelphia”), and Coyote (“Proof of Life”). In 2013, she won the William F. White Award for Island Filmmaker of the Year and the CBC PEI 3-2-1 Award. Clarkes’ short doc December in Toronto is a Staff Pick on Vimeo. It was also screened at the 2012 Vimeo Film Festival + Awards in New York City, where it was shortlisted in the Lyrical category. In 2011, the Women in Film & Television (WIFT) Atlantic chapter honoured her with its Salute Award for her work in the industry.

Clarkes has produced and directed one feature-length documentary, Stalking Love (2005), which aired on CBC’s documentary Channel from 2006 to 2009 and played at film festivals across North America. Her experimental videos and documentaries have played at festivals in Canada and the United States and internationally, and they have also been broadcast on television.

She is currently directing her third documentary for the National Film Board, The Song and the Sorrow. Previously, she directed Island Green (2013), about organic farming on P.E.I., and Blue Rodeo: On the Road (2014), about the legendary Canadian band. She also produced Little Bay Islands (2015), a short doc funded in part by BravoFACTUAL and directed by Jason Arsenault.

Clarkes applies her skills as a DP and an editor to her own films and also works with others in the Atlantic Canadian film community. She actively advocates for a vibrant film culture in P.E.I. by participating in and serving on the boards of organizations such as WIFT and the Island Media Arts Co-op, where she was executive director from 2005 to 2008. Clarkes is currently on the board of directors for the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Atlantic regional chapter.


Rohan Fernando
Producer
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Rohan Fernando

Rohan Fernando’s first documentary, Cecil’s Journey, won Best Film at the Atlantic International Film Festival and was nominated for a Gemini Award. His other feature documentaries include Trudeau’s Other Children, Blood and Water, and The Chocolate Farmer, which had its world premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and enjoyed a highly successful festival run worldwide. Snow marked Fernando’s feature drama debut. It premiered at Cinequest and opened the 2011 Reelworld Film Festival. Fernando was most recently the creative producer for the NFB’s Space School with Canadian superstar astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield and now serves as a producer for the Quebec and Atlantic Studio.

Credits

Dedicated to the memory and the music of GENE MACLELLAN

Featuring
CATHERINE MACLELLAN
with
JUDITH MACLELLAN
ISABEL MACLELLAN
PHILIP MACLELLAN

Written and Directed by
MILLEFIORE CLARKES 

Director of Photography
KYLE SIMPSON

Edited by
MILLEFIORE CLARKES

Sound Design by
SIMON WHITE

Music by
DEVON ROSS

Produced by
ROHAN FERNANDO
PAUL MCNEILL

In Order of Appearance
LENNIE GALLANT
BOB MERSEREAU
SCOTT PARSONS
TANYA DAVIS
RON HYNES
ERIC MACEWEN
MARTY RENO
ANNE MURRAY

Story Editor
ANDREW MACCORMACK

Additional Cinematography
MILLEFIORE CLARKES
DANE CUTCLIFFE
CURRY LEAMEN

Sound Recordist
ADAM GALLANT

Additional Sound
DAN CASELEY
MIKE FILIPPOV
CURTIS MACNEVIN

Narrated by
CATHERINE MACLELLAN

Transcription
LISA CLARKE

Additional Music

“Biding My Time”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
CBC Archives Sales/Archives Radio-Canada

“Face in the Mirror”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
Universal Music Canada

“Faces”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN,
CATHERINE MACLELLAN and ISABEL MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
Universal Music Canada

“Godspeed”
Written & composed by RON HYNES
Performed by RON HYNES
Courtesy of Blue Murder Music (SOCAN),
Administered by Southern Music Publishing Co. Canada Ltd.

“If It’s Alright With You”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN and the CELEBRATION CHOIR
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
Tommy Ambrose and Celebration Productions

“I’ve Been Waiting On My Love”
Written & composed by CATHERINE MACLELLAN
Performed by CATHERINE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Catherine MacLellan

“Just Wanna Be Loved By You”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by SCOTT PARSONS
Courtesy of Heaven Bent Music (SOCAN),
Administered by OLE

“Lonesome River”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by CATHERINE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN)

“Long Time”
Written & composed by CATHERINE MACLELLAN
Performed by CATHERINE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Mummy Dust Music Ltd. and
High Romance Music Inc.

“Pages of Time”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN and CATHERINE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
CBC Archives Sales/Archives Radio-Canada

“Put Your Hand in the Hand”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN, ANNE MURRAY
and the JUBILEE SINGERS
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
CBC Archives Sales/Archives Radio-Canada

“Shilo’s Song”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
Universal Music Canada

“Snowbird”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN, ANNE MURRAY,
CATHERINE MACLELLAN and MEAGHAN BLANCHARD
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN) and
CBC Archives Sales/Archives Radio-Canada

“Vincent”
Written by DON MCLEAN
Recited by ERIC MACEWEN
Courtesy of Universal Music Canada

“Won’t Talk About Love”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by CATHERINE MACLELLAN
Courtesy of Beechwood Music of Canada (SOCAN)/
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd. (SOCAN)

“You’ve Got To Hold Your Peace”
Written & composed by GENE MACLELLAN
Performed by GENE MACLELLAN and MARTY RENO
Courtesy of Heaven Bent Music (SOCAN),
Administered by OLE and Bridges of Canada

Music & Archival Clearances
SYLVIA MEZEI

Visual and Sound Archives Courtesy of
TOMMY AMBROSE

BRIDGES OF CANADA
CBC ARCHIVE SALES/ARCHIVES RADIO-CANADA
RAYMOND DART
GETTY IMAGES
GORILLA GRAIN
CATHERINE MACLELLAN
JUDITH MACLELLAN
JOHN ROBERT ROWLANDS
DAVID SHEFFIELD
TRUE NORTH RECORDS
UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA

Thank you

REMI ARSENAULT, MEAGHAN BLANCHARD, SANDRA BLOOS, BRIAN BOURNE, PAUL BROADBENT,
ANDY BROWN, LEONA CARMICHAEL, MARGIE CARMICHAEL, DON CHAPMAN, GERARD CLARKES,
JAMES CLEMENT, ASHLEY CONDON, JOHN CONNOLLY, DAN CURRIE, RAYMOND DART, DALE DESROCHES,
ERNEST DICK, BLAIR AND CHERYL DOUCETTE, JERRY EDGE, DENNIS ELLSWORTH, RACHEL EVANS,
CHRIS GAUTHIER, VANCE GLOVER, DAVE HAYDEN, BONNIE LECLAIR, JACK MACANDREW, SHARLENE MACLEAN,
TARA MACLEAN-GRAND, LEA MARIN, ANGEL MCKANN, DANIEL AND HENRY MCRAE, BOB MERSEREAU,
MELANIE AND HAL MILLS, JON MONTES, ROB OAKIE, MARLENE PALMER, SCOTT PARSONS, JUSTINE PIMLOTT,
RONALD QUESNEL, ALEXANDER REUSS, SPRING ROY, JUSTIN SIMMS, KRISTIE SIMPSON, SHIRLEY VERCRUYSSE,
HANS WENDT, DAVE WIGMORE

ACTRA Maritimes, AFCOOP, CFM, Island Media Arts Cooperative, PEI Brewing Company, Victoria Playhouse, Zion Presbyterian Church

Production Supervisor
ROZ POWER

Technical Coordinators
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAPRISE
DANIEL LORD
CHRISTOPHER MACINTOSH

Production Coordinators
SARAH GIGNAC
CHERYL MURGATROYD

Senior Production Coordinator
KELLY DAVIS

Program Administrators
CAMILA BLOS
LESLIE ANNE POYNTZ

Title Design
JACQUES-BERTRAND SIMARD

On-line Editor
DENIS PILON

On-line Assistant
PIERRE DUPONT

Re-recording
SERGE BOIVIN

Marketing Manager
AMANDA LAUKYS

Publicist
PAT DILLON-MOORE

Legal Counsel
PETER KALLIANIOTIS

Executive Producer
ANNETTE CLARKE

Executive Director English Program
MICHELLE VAN BEUSEKOM

A National Film Board of Canada production
© 2018 The National Film Board of Canada



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