In ‘La Traversée’, Elise’s second independent film animation, a boy and his rabbit wander through the night forest – a mysterious and overwhelming world which vanishes at dawn.
Directed and animated by Elise Simard. Copyright Dark Holiday Inc. Soundtrack music: Debussy’s Petite suite #1, En Bateau.
Afloat at Dawn
Inspired by the secrets and sorrow of Robert Louis Stevenson’s verses for children, ‘Afloat at Dawn’ is a baroque ode to fleeting darkness and childhood make-believe, accompanied by a haunting soundtrack.
Directed and animated by Elise Simard with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres, the New Brunswick Film Co-op, the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker Assistance Program and TAIS, the Toronto Animated Image Society. Music arranged and recorded by Marc-André Simard.