| 10 min

This animated film by Martine Chartrand (Black Soul) recounts the friendship between a young Félix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company. An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it “MacPherson” in honour of his friend. Paint-on-glass animation shot with a 35mm camera.

Honourable Mention for Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation 2012

Albert Ohayon
From the playlist: Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners

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  • direction
    Martine Chartrand
  • research
    Martine Chartrand
  • script
    Martine Chartrand
  • animation
    Martine Chartrand
  • camera 35mm
    Martine Chartrand
  • editing
    Natacha Dufaux
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • original music
    Jean-François Dumas
    Luzio Altobelli
    Dominic Desrochers
  • recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Mathieu Leroux
  • foley
    Jérôme Décarie
    Daniel Bisson
    Bertrand Duranleau
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
    Susan Gourley
  • executive producer
    Michèle Bélanger
    René Chénier
  • producer
    Marcel Jean
    Marc Bertrand