14 Mai CSC News – The Making of a Winning Dramatic Short
When Colin Davis of Technicolor Creative Services opened the envelope and read the name of Serge Desrosiers csc as the winner of the 2005 CSC Award for Dramatic Short Cinematography, his old friend from Kodak Entertainment Imaging in Montreal, Gaston Bernier, came up to accept. Desrosiers, Bernier explained, was at home with his wife, who was expecting a baby any day, perhaps any minute. As it turned out, baby Méo was born on April 15, a healthy boy of nine pounds. Perhaps a future CSC Award winner; certainly already photogenic. The winning short, Le Pont (The
Bridge) from Metafilms, was also something of a miracle of birth, Serge explained to CSC News. It was the first of a trilogy, and the Quebec director of photography (Camping sauvage) did the shoot as a “freebee.”
It all started when Guy Édoin, a first time director, asked Desrosiers if he would be interested in working on his
project, the story of a couple with a wheelchair-bound young girl who stop by a shallow river, where they struggle to commit a monstrous act. Set against a beautiful pastoral setting, Le Pont is a disturbing tale of immoral lust and its consequences. The 13- minute 35mm colour film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in Short Cuts Canada last fall.