Nightmare at School

Nightmare at School

                                Nightmare at School
| 8 min

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Who hasn't felt apprehensive at the thought of starting high school? Playing on imagination and humour, this short film offers viewers a thought-provoking piece dealing with the transition that young people between the ages of 10 and 13 experience. Inspired by the work of Escher and Magritte, Catherine Arcand has created a graphically rich film through optical illusions and trompe-l'oeil effects. Her style aptly illustrates the theme of perceptions and is perfectly suited to conveying the dream world into which the film takes us. A film without words.

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  • direction
    Catherine Arcand
  • script
    Catherine Arcand
  • animation
    Catherine Arcand
    Luc Chamberland
  • computer graphics
    Catherine Arcand
  • script consultant
    Mario Bonenfant
    Claudine Gévry
  • set design
    Claudine Gévry
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • digital imaging - assistance
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
    Benoît Chagnon
  • digitization
    Jean Yuson
  • picture editing
    Natacha Dufaux
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • sound design
    Normand Roger
  • music collaboration
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • sound design - collaboration
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • extra music
    Marc Bélanger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Shelley Craig
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • recording on film
    Pierre Landry
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing officer
    Julie Arseneault
    Julie Roy
  • administrator
    Diane Régimbald
  • administrative staff
    Diane Ayotte
    Michèle Labelle
  • technical coordinator
    Julie Laperrière
  • line producer
    Francine Langdeau
  • development producer
    Marc Bertrand
  • executive producer
    Michèle Bélanger
    Marcel Jean
  • producer
    Michèle Bélanger

  • None

    Room 8 of Isaac newton says- confusing, just confusing. great animation, I like d the texture of the backgrounds and the insight into seeing the futures revealed through their assignments.

    None, 26 Mar 2021
  • BigHim

    nice…. Reminds me of me….

    BigHim, 1 Sep 2012
  • flowers

    nice animation i really liked the film. It was really great.

    flowers, 23 Mar 2011
  • flowers

    nice animation i really liked the film. It was really great.

    flowers, 23 Mar 2011
  • aarcand

    A great animation! I lpved the Escher-like quality and references. Took some great imagination to come up with that. Good job!

    aarcand, 13 Apr 2010