Street artist, urban cowboy, a man whose hardscrabble life is etched into every line on his face — but a survivor. With paintbrush, humour and friendship he brightens the shop windows of Montreal lifting up the hearts of merchants and the spirits of passersby. Sign-painting is a vanishing trade. Claude Dolbec has chosen life on the margins for its access to fellowship and to beauty in its truest sense. Inspiring and uplifting, this is a tale of love and of remarkable resilience.
Trained in architecture and communication, Bruno Boulianne received the Emerging Talent Award at the 1994 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois for his film Un cirque sur le fleuve (A Circus On The River). Fascinated by the relationship between people and the places they live he has directed over 20 award-winning projects. His feature length documentary, Bull’s Eye, A Painter On The Watch, won the 2010 ARTV Springboard to the World Award at Montreal’s International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA). Le chant de la brousse (Bush Singers) took the NFB/ACIC prize for Best Canadian Film at the Vues d’Afrique Festival in 2012. Un rêve américan (A American Dream), featuring singer Damien Robitaille, was a hit with critics and audiences alike in 2014. He began filming his latest feature, L’homme de l’isle (A Man And His Island), while completing the documentary Claude n’est pas mort (Claude – Still Alive).
Writing & Direction Bruno Boulianne
Originale Idea David Jovani, Daniela Mujica
Cinematography Alex Margineanu
Sound Recording Marco Fania
Editing Vincent Guignard
Original Music & Interpretation Brad Barr
Sound Conception & Mix Benoit Dame
Production and Post-Production Manager Giulia Frati
Production Catherine Drolet
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