How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend

How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend

Directed by Bastien Alexandre

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2017
Length 11 min 33 s
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version French subtitles, Original English Version


Ophelia is a whip-smart 12-year-old girl who must solve a vexing problem: she’s never been kissed. There are several candidates in her class, but none have Tommy Lemenchick’s smile. Baiting him with the hottest new videogame, Ophelia manages to get Tommy on the old family couch and claims her coveted prize. But, Tommy has more than a nice smile; he also has a big mouth.


preteen, video games, first kiss


After studying graphic design and cinema, Bastien works as an illustrator and storyboard artist. In 2001, he began a collaboration with the Cirque du Soleil as a concept artist. Since 2008, he moved to stage directing and is currently directing VOLTA. Bastien directed his first short film in 2016.


Charlie Birdgenaw, Sam Ashe Arnold, Caroline Dhavernas



Maria Gracia Turgeon (Midi La Nuit) and Nguyen-Ahn Nguyeh (Second Tomorrow Studios)


Nicolas Billon


Derek Branscombe


Laura Nhem

EDITING Véronique Barbe
Sound Jean-Michel Caron
Music Maxime Lepage


Reggio Int. FIlm Festival, Italy |2017| Official Competition *INT JURY AWARD + AUDIENCE AWARD*


Talent Tout Court! TELEFILM au Marché de Cannes, France |2017| Market
Giffoni Int. Film Festival, Italy |2017| Official Competition
Kerry Int. Film Festival, Irland |2017| Official Competition
Kuki Int. Film Festival, Germany |2017| Official Competition
Festival du Film Canadien de Dieppe, France |2017| Official Competition
Carrousel du Film de Rimouski, Québec |2017| Official Competition
Festival du film de la ville de Québec |2017| Official Competition
Viewfinders - Atlantic Film Festival |2017| Official Competition
Seoul Youth Int. Film Festival, Korea |2017| Official Competition
Indie Junior Allianz, Portugal |2017| Official Competition
Victoria Film Festival, Canada |2018| Official Competition
Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois |2018| Official Competition
Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth, Canada |2018| Official Competition
Landshut Film Festival, Canada |2018| Official Competition
BUFF Int. Children and Young Film Festival, Sweden |2018| Official Competition
ClujShorts Film Festival, Romania |2018| Official Competition
Int. Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany |2018| Official Competition
Regard sur le Court Métrage, Québec |2018| Official Competition
Festival de Cinéma en Famille de Québec |2018| Official Competition
Prix PCC! |2018| Official Competition
Rencontres Audio-Visuelle de Lile, France |2018| Official Competition
Flensburger Roller Vorwarts - Children and Youth, Germany |2018| Official Competition
Tribeca, USA |2018| Official Competition