Elise Simard

Presented in The Box Saturday 4.00-5.00 and Sunday 4.00-5.00

Elise Simard discovered film animation while completing a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. She was Artist in Residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in autumn 2012.

La Traversée

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.

Website: http://www.elisesimard.com/

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