A journey in and around Montreal that takes us from the detail of an icon painter to the massive feather dress of a Queen of the Night to the alleys at dawn in search of precious throwaways. Where we invent our lives...
Written, directed and produced by Michka Saäl
Image: Sylvestre Guidi
Sound recording: Pierre Bertrand, Louis Léger
Sound design: Catherine Van Der Donckt
Editor: Xi Feng
Delegated producer: Mark Foss
Produced with support from Aide au Cinéma Indépendant (National Film Board of Canada).
With Michel Bourassa, Daniel Guidi, Isabelle Parent and Victor Junior Roberge.
Mark Foss would like to thank everyone who helped make this film possible. In particular, he would like to acknowledge the following people whose financial contributions earned them a place in the credits:
Felix Amit Bellicha
Audrey & Manon Blouin
Jamieson Campbell & Sangeeta Dhawan
Centre d’apprentissage parallèle
Deborah Chapman & Carl Bertoia
Michel Croisetière & André Chassé
Patricia de Villers
Michael Dickie & Deborah Middlemiss
Carlos Ferrand & Catherine Van Der Donckt
Simone & Bobby Few
Lucas Foss & Elizabeth Neil
Monica Haim & Yves Deschamps
Xiaoxiao & Zhou Han
Marc Laporte & Carole Simard
Gilles et Odile Lejosne Guigon
Anita Leroy Vilfrid
Margie & Peter Mulvihill
Lorraine & Dan Nolan
After shooting films in Sweden, France and China, Michka Saäl had conceived this film as a “re-entry” into Quebec, and particularly, Montreal. She shot the film in 2013, completing editing in 2014. Before she could seek funding for post-production, other projects came to fruition — Spoon, A Great Day in Paris and New Memories. Following her death in 2017, with support from the National Film Board’s program for independent filmmakers (ACIC) and a crowdfunding campaign, Mavericks (formerly The Adventurers) was to be completed in early 2019.