The Radical Expeditions of Walter Boudreau

The Radical Expeditions of Walter Boudreau

| 4 min

This micro-epic short film is an inspired tribute to visionary avant-garde composer Walter Boudreau: his life, work, mischief, and boundless artistic curiosity. Both a documentary biopic and a wildly abstract hallucination, the film conceives of Walter Boudreau as a radical explorer, struggling against the inert mass of the cosmos, charting bold new paths of artistic freedom and audaciously expanding the frontiers of our known musical universe.

Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2015 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

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  • writer
    Matthew Rankin
  • director
    Matthew Rankin
  • producer
    René Chénier
  • director of photography
    Vincent Biron
    Julien Fontaine
  • design
    Matthew Rankin
  • animation
    Matthew Rankin
  • costume designer
    Becca Blackwood
  • editing
    Matthew Rankin
  • sound design
    Sacha Ratcliffe
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard