Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

Directed by Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2015
Length 21 min
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles

Synopsis

Bruno, in his thirties and in desperate need of a purpose, ends up homeless after a breakup. Without despairing and under the watchful eye of his motherly big sister, this sawmill worker will find the drive to put his beloved blue suit back on and to rekindle an old flame.

Themes

relationships, sport, aging, brother-sister relationships, dream, separation, liberty, musical comedy

Biography

Jean-Marc and Philippe David Gagné E.Roy met in Saguenay in 2002 and have worked together since 2008. Their shorts were seen in several countries and have won some prices around the globe in addition to being posted on the web and on American television (PBS). We were able to follow them in Labrador with PICK-UP who has won a Gemini in 2012. Another web documentary series, COWBOY: A Canadian dream, is also available TV5's website and was also nominated for a Gemini Award. Their new joint project, BLUE THUNDER will be launched in 2015. The two directors are currently working on writing a feature film and a documentary series for television.



Distribution

Dany Placard, Sandrine Bisson, Isabelle Blais, Louis Champagne

Team

Production

Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette, Ménaïc Raoul (Voyelles Films)

Script

Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Olivier Gossot

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Maryse Touchette

EDITING Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné
Sound Laurent Ouellette
Music Dany Placard, Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné

Awards

Prix Prends ça court! | 2015 | PRIX DU JURY SPIRAFILM, PRIX AIR CANADA ENROUTE, PRIX CINÉMA BEAUBIEN
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay | 2015 | PRIX CRÉATIVITÉ INNOVATION, PRIX RÉGIONAL
Cinema on the Bayou | 2016 | SPECIAL JURY MENTION AWARD
Prix Prends ça court! | 2016 | PRIX TV5 / UNIS


Festivals

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Québec en Court, Marché de Clermont-Ferrand
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Ciné-Rencontres de Prades
BFI London International Film Festival
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Milano International Film Festival
Short’N’Sweet
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
Filmets Badelona
Off-Courts de Trouville
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS
Festival du Film Francophone de Tuebingen
Asiana International Short Film Festival
Raindance International Film Festival
Pacific Meridian Vladivostok International Film Festival
Festival Colima de Cine
Les Percéides
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Festival Images en Vues
Vancouver International Film Festival
Le jour le plus Court
Festival de cinéma interntional en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
SPASM
Longue vue sur le court
Interfilm Berlin
Bogo Short
Hamilton Film Festival
Curta Cinema Rio de janeiro
Séquence Court Métrage
Orlando Film Festival
Cinema on the Bayou
Regensburg Short Film Week
Zagreb International Film Festival
Akbank Short Film Festival
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Carte Blanche du RVCQ à Dresden
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Ciné-Club Caserne 45
Gala de Prix Jutra
Canadian Screen Award
Talent Tout Court au Centre Phi