COUNTRY: Canada, DIRECTOR: Pier-Philippe Chevigny, GENRE: Short, Fiction, YEAR: 2019, LENGTH: 15 mins
Language: French, Subtitles: English, DOP: GABRIEL BRAULT-TARDIF
Production Manager: AUDREY D. LAROCHE
Producer: GENEVIÈVE GOSSELIN-G., PRODUCTION: Productions L’unité centrale
Music: SIMON GERVAIS
Cast: ÉDOUARD-B. LAROCQUE “ALEX”, ÉMILE SCHNEIDER “DAVE”, SASHA MIGLIARESE “SABRINA”, JEAN-NICOLAS VERREAULT “MIKE”.SYNOPSIS: In2020. Quebec sees an unprecedented influx of illegal migrants entering the country by hiking through the wilderness that borders the United States. Radical groups are gaining supporters as citizens grow dissatisfied with their government’s mishandling of the crisis. Six years old Alex is oblivious to the world changing around him. The mysterious patrols his father leads with his right-wing militia are just more opportunities to go play hide and seek out in the woods. That morning, though, it all came into focus.
Pier-Philippe Chevigny is a young filmmaker from Montreal, Quebec. His films share a common signature, combining sociopolitical subject matter with suspenseful writing and intense, often frantic camerawork. For the past few years, his short film have garnered international attention, with Tala (2013) scoring a deal with European broadcaster ARTE and Vétérane (2017) earning critical praise and winning awards both at home and abroad. With his latest short Rebel (2019) competing at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, Pier-Philippe is currently finishing the script for his first feature length movie.