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The 3rd Wheel

André Roy
2017 | 7 min
Short 360-degree documentary


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André Roy

André Roy

André Roy holds two bachelor’s degrees from the Université de Moncton, in the fields of information-communication and dramatic arts. This theatre actor and comedian is one of the new faces of emerging filmmakers in Acadia. Two of his films were featured at the 29th edition of the FICFA festival: the fictional short Un dîner de Noël pas comme les autres and the documentary L’humour c’est secondaire. The latter was broadcast as a two-part series by the UNIS network during the winter of 2016. A Tremplin finalist in 2008, André won the 2016 edition with his documentary A Part of Me.

Jac Gautreau

Jac Gautreau

Producer Jac Gautreau is motivated by new artistic challenges and creative adventures. The breadth of Jac’s knowledge is unique: he knows how to talk technology with technicians, Stanislavski with actors, crescendo with musicians, management with managers, marketing with customers, and politics with politicians. Among his most recent creations are 12 years’ worth of East Coast Music Awards Gala shows (Gemini Award for best variety show in 2001 and 2003), as well as multimedia shows such as The Fantastic Violin, Tracady Story 1, 2 and 3D, and Page d’Amérique (more than 70,000 viewers). He was artistic director of the 5th World Acadian Congress in 2014 and in May 2015 he joined the NFB, where he produces documentary films, interactive works and virtual reality projects.

Dominic Desjardins
Producer / Executive Producer
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Dominic Desjardins

Dominic Desjardins has worked as a producer, director and screenwriter since 1997. He was appointed Executive Producer of the NFB French Program’s Canadian Francophonie Studio in 2013. He made his mark in the francophone television and film industry with a number of productions, including the TFO television series Volt (2006-08), and directed two fiction features: Le divan du monde (Zazie Films Inc., 2009), a romantic road movie set in French-speaking Canada, winner of several awards, including best film from the Canadian Francophonie at the 2011 Rendez-vous du cinema québécois; and La Sacrée (Holy Brew, Balestra Productions Inc., 2011), winner of the public’s choice award at the Festival du film francophone de Hamilton.

In his capacity as Executive Producer, he has worked with emerging filmmakers on projects in the 2014 and 2015 Tremplin competition and with director Renée Blanchar on Les héritiers du club (A Place That Matters, 2015). He has also been the producer on three Tremplin projects (Femmes debout, Mes réseaux sociaux et moi, and la dernière clé), on Yves Étienne Massicotte’s documentary Les mots qui dansent (The Dance of Words, 2014) and on Roger Parent’s From Sherbrooke to Brooks, 2016.

Dominic Desjardins is very familiar with the artistic and community aspects of the Canadian Francophonie, having served as president of the Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada (FRIC) and as a board member of the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française. He graduated from the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique in Paris and was a participant in the Course destination monde (Radio-Canada, 1997-98).


A film by
André Roy

Produced by
Jac Gautreau
Dominic Desjardins

With the participation of
Renelle Belliveau
Alyssa Belliveau
Rhéal Hébert
Karine Goguen

Researched, written and directed by
André Roy

Production Manager
Jean-Michel Vienneau

Director of Photography
Jake Beed

First Assistant Camera
Thor Henrikson

360˚ Video Capture

Location Sound Recording
Dimitri Médard

Key Rigging Grip
Simon Doucet

Picture Editors
Jac Gautreau
André Roy

Original Music
François Émond, Les Productions du Pilier
© 2017 National Film Board of Canada (SOCAN)

François Émond

Off-Camera Performers
Danielle Toner
Martin Bourgeois

Spatial Audio Supervisor/Mixer
Matthew Chan

Dialogue Editor
Brent Pickett

Sound Effects Editor
Paul Germann

Foley Editor
Davi Aquino

Foley Artist
Goro Koyama

Foley Recording Mixer
Don White

Sound Edit and Mix Studio
Tattersall Sound and Picture

Foley Studio
Footsteps Post-Production Sound

Graphics Design, Stitching, Visual Effects
Redlab Digital

Transcription Services
Pro Documents

Thanks to:
Lynn and Marc Belliveau
All the staff of École Grand-Digue and Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud
All Renelle and Alyssa’s friends for their participation in the basketball game

Studio team

Marketing Manager
Tammy Peddle

Administrator/Line Producer
Geneviève Duguay

Production Coordinator
Audrey Rétho

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis

Jac Gautreau
Dominic Desjardins

Executive Producer
Dominic Desjardins






A production of The National Film Board of Canada
French Program
Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie

© 2017 National Film Board of Canada

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