The Apparatus of Destruction

A FILM BY JEAN-CHRISTOPHE J. LAMONTAGNE

Short Film – Quebec – 2015 – 18:48 min
Color | French with English subtitles | 16:9 | Dolby 5.1

SYNOPSIS

It is during the Halloween party organized by his best friend that Olivier has a woken dream. Anxious and shy by nature, he will try to talk to Alexandra, the girl he’s been in love with for a long time. To get there, he must confront Hubert, who represents both everything he hates and wants to be, at the same time. The Apparatus of Destruction recounts Olivier’s downward psychedelic spiral, that evening of October 31st.

  • 12th Prends ça court Awards, 2015 – *NFB Award – Jury’s Choice
  • Regard : Saguenay International Short Film Festival – Shoot no matter what!
  • Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent – Cannes Film Festival 2015
  • Cinéma urbain à la belle étoile presented at the Société des arts technologiques – Prends ça court program
  • FANTASIA International Film Festival *Best Editing
  • Flicker’s : Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • La Grosse Lanterne Festival
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec
  • SPASM Film Festival
  • C’est Right Short – FICFA

CAST

  • Antoine Pilon
  • Guillaume Laurin
  • Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
  • Félix-Antoine Duval

CREW

  • Screenplay: Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne
  • Original idea: Jesse Santerre & Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne
  • Director: Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne
  • Production: Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne
  • Executive Production: Mylène Corbeil
  • Cinematography: Vincent B. Deslauriers
  • Production Design: Tanya Labrecque
  • Costumes: Laurence Toupin-Dubé
  • 1st AD: Maxime Lamontagne
  • Editing: Laurent Ouellette
  • Sound: Laurent Ouellette, Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau, Alexis Pilon Gladu
  • Original soundtrack : Alexandre David, Mirek Hamet

In 2012, just after graduating in Cinema at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Jean-Christophe received the honourable mention of Best Documentary Hope from the National Film Board of Canada and the René Malo Chair. His first film, Santa Claus, was screened at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois and at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.

His most recent film The Apparatus of Destruction won the NFB Award at the 12th edition of the Prends ça court Awards and premiered at the Regard International Short Film Festival in March 2015.

He also directed the webserie 7 Heures, which got nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for a Fiction Webseries (Guy Richer) at the Gémeaux Awards in 2016.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Apparatus of Destruction (L’Appareil de la destruction) – 2015

  • 12th Prends ça court Awards, 2015 – *NFB Award – Jury’s Choice
  • Regard International Short Film Festival – Shoot no matter what!
  • Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent – Cannes Film Festival 2015
  • Cinéma urbain à la belle étoile presented at the Société des arts technologiques – Prends ça court program
  • Fantasia International Film Festival *Best Editing
  • Flicker’s : Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • La Grosse Lanterne Festival
  • Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec
  • SPASM Film Festival
  • C’est Right Short – FICFA

Santa Claus – 2012

  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, 2013
  • Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes, 2013
  • Cinémâge Film Festival, 2015
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