Les adieux de la Grise

A Shade of Grey  (2013)

14 min  –  Short film (Fiction)  –  French with English subtitles  –  A Shade of Grey


A peaceful life on a family farm. A cold, clear winter day. Nine-year-old Noémy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.


A short film loosely inspired by Lionel Groulx's novella.


Producer & Director:  Hervé Demers

Screenplay:  Jean-Philippe Boudreau, Hervé Demers,
Xavier Lechasseur


Cast:  Noémy Petit, Claude Petit, Jérémy Dupré


Watch the film Les adieux de la Grise

Film stills  A Shade of Grey

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Technical Sheet

Original title : Les adieux de la Grise
English title : A Shade of Grey
Category : Narrative fiction (short)
Running time : 14 min.
Language : French
Subtitles : English
Filming location : Saint-Bonaventure (Québec)
Country : Canada
Year : 2013

Producer & Director : Hervé Demers
Screenplay : Jean-Philippe Boudreau, Hervé Demers, Xavier Lechasseur
Loosely inspired by Lionel Groulx's novella
Cinematographer : Hong An Nguyen
Production designer : Josie-Anne Lemieux
Location sound recordist : Mélanie Gauthier

Cast : Noémy Petit, Claude Petit, Jérémy Dupré
Rosaly Petit, Élody Petit

Production coordinator : Pierre-Olivier Belzile
Additional photography & Gaffer : Luc St-Pierre
Additional sound recordist : Philippe Scultéty
Animal trainers : Claude Petit, Jean Cardinal (CinéZoo)
Isabelle Morin, Michel Gagné

Editor & Colorist : Hervé Demers
Consulting editor : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Sound designer : Claude Beaugrand
Dialogue editor : Francine Poirier
Foley artist : Lise Wedlock
Foley recording (NFB) : Geoffrey Mitchell
Sound re-recording mixer (NFB) : Jean Paul Vialard
Sound technician (NFB) : Pierre St-Germain
Digital editing technician (NFB) : Pierre Dupont
Dolby consultant : Attilia M. Fierro
Visual effects : Arnaud Mariat, Guillaume Paré
Subtitling : Janet Chapman

Producer (NFB) : Johanne Bergeron
Coordinator (NFB) : Marie-Christine Guité

Executive director (FDA) : Annick Nantel
Consulting producer (FDA) : Cédric Bourdreau
Resident artist program (FDA) : Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol

Production insurance : BFL Canada
Film equipement : Spirafilm
Astronomical equipment : La maison de l'astronomie P.L.
Accommodation : Quality Suites Drummondville
Craft services : Traiteur Vicky Pelchat
Vehicle Rentals : Location Discount Lévis
Laboratory : Vision Globale
Sound postproduction : National Film Board of Canada
Graphic design : Lucrezia Tettoni (lucabattles.com)

Production : Les Films de l'Autre (lesfilmsdelautre.com)
Distribution : Les Films du 3 mars (f3m.ca)
Financial Partners : Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
National Film Board of Canada (FAP), Spirafilm, Vision Globale

Exhibition Format : 35mm, 1.85:1, Couleur, Dolby Digital 5.1, 24 images/s
Film Length : 427m (1400')
Number of Reels : 1
Shooting Format : HD 1080P 23.976

Production stills  A Shade of Grey (24 photos)

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Screenings (partial list)

Festival de Cine de Huesca – International Competition, 2013, Spain
Gulf Film Festival – International Shorts Competition, 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2013, Germany
FICFA – Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, 2013, New Brunswick, Canada
Cannes Film Festival – "New Quebec Short Films" Program – Short Film Corner, 2013, France
Shortest Day 2013 – "Family" Program – screened in 27 movie theaters across Canada, 2013
Festival REGARD – International Short Film Festival, 2013, Saguenay, Canada
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, United States
Cinéma ExCentris, 2013, Québec, Canada
Off-Courts Trouville – Official Competition, 2013, France
Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, 2013, Québec, Canada
Lille International Short Film Festival, 2013, France
New Orleans Film Festival, 2013, United States
Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2013, United States
Puerto Rico International Film Fest & Convention, 2013, Puerto Rico
Concorso Internazionale Cortisonici – International Competition, 2013, Varese, Italy
Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, 2013, France
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2013, Canada
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, 2013, Ireland
24th Ankara International Film Festival, 2013, Turkey
FilmoTeca de Catalunya, 2014, Spain
Kino-Central Berlin, 2014, Germany
Festival Silhouette – Official Competition, 2014, Paris, France


Television

TV5 Monde Europe, 2013, Broadcast in more than 50 countries
Télé-Québec, 2013, Québec, Canada