Christian M. Fournier


After studying cinema at Laval university, Christian’s cinematographic experience with documentaries began in 2002 with Mourir au large, a film that tells of the concerns of groundfish fishermen in Gaspésie and Maudite machine! a human portrait on the universe of gamblers addicted to video poker lottery. In 2004, his film Make money, salut bonsoir! on workers suffering from berylliosis at the Noranda mine won him the Public’s Award and the Enviro Award at the Festival de films de Portneuf sur l'environnement. He then continued with Léandre Bergeron, avec conviction sans espoir (2008), an encounter with the nonconformism of a man, unwavering in his desire for freedom and his fight for his vision of social, political and family justice. In 2012, L'ange des Grondines received the Public’s Award at the Festival de films de Portneuf sur l'environnement 2013. With much sensitivity, the film presents the eternal childhood of Joseph Étienne, who, at age 73, lives the present moment and the discovery of imaginary territories. His most recent documentary is Nallua (2015), addresses the community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut.



Nadine Beaudet


Born in Pointe-aux-Outardes on the North Shore, Nadine has always enjoyed going on journeys in search of adventure and discovering. Of particular interest to her are the relationships between people and their actual and imaginary universes. Her cinematographic approach is based on affiliation, territorial identity and the imaginary world.


She has a Master of Applied science from the University of Montreal (development and environment) that has brought her to work on cinema projects related to inhabited space. Documentary making provides her each time with a deep sense of existing. The personal look we take, partly made up by our life path, is a happy pretext to meet and recognize others.


Nadine is part of a group of 5 directors recently initiated by the National Film Board (NFB) and Spirafilm (Québec). This stimulating and innovative project aims to reassert the place of short documentaries in the cinematographic landscape.


Her first feature film Le cosaque et la gitane has been awarded the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ) 2013. In her next movie, Le chant des étoiles, astronomy meets music in a poetic tale that results from the contrast and the fusion between two fabulous universes.

Production: Mediactive