La Bête du Fjord | The Beast Underneath
documentary | 13'25"
On the 27th of February 2016, in the city of La Baie, Quebec, the fisherman Marc Gagnon discovered something that made him famous overnight. He caught a Fletanus Giganticus, a new species of halibut that could reach several meters.
To give a portrayal of this local hero, we will meet his close family members, as well as Pierre Tremblay, Professor of Marine Biology at UQAC (University of Quebec in Chicoutimi), who will confirm his words.
Marc Gagnon will show us his vision of the World through his habits and his poetry. Now that he is part of those Men who constantly push the boundaries of the unknown, is it worth it?
Cast: Marc-André Perrier, Gabriel Fortin, Guylaine Rivard, Josée Gagnon, Éric Chalifour
Directing: Anaëlle Morf, Alexandre Rufin
Screenplay: Anaëlle Morf, Alexandre Rufin, Karl Gaven-Venet
D.O.P: Alexandre Rufin
Drones: Martin Lemire, Patrick St-Arnaud - Dronestudio Inc.
Editing: Cristina Müller, Anaëlle Morf, Morgane Ferrero
Sound editing: Anaëlle Morf
Color grading: Julia Sangnakkara
Original Soundtrack: Alexis G. Larouche, Max Letsar
Film Festivals Awards:
Texas (TX), Texas Ultimate Shorts, Documentary Short, 15.05.2017 - USA
BEST FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST LONG SHORT & HONORABLE MENTION