During a cold and dreary autumn in northern Ontario, a mysterious young girl roams the backwoods, seemingly lost and alone. One day, three young boys wander into the forest and the path of the autumn girl who leads them to a shocking discovery.
Writer/director: Eric Boissonneault
Producer: Eric Gamache
“The Autumn Girl was a conscious effort to make a film that was dark and haunting but also filled with beauty.
I also wanted to make a film without dialogue (as my previous film was almost exclusively dialogue-driven).
The Autumn Girl was produced with assistance from the Ontario Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada.
It was a challenging film to make as mother nature, apparently holding onto some hitherto unknown grudge against me, decided to bombard us with apocalyptic weather. Portions of the story needed to be excised and/or reworked during the shoot.
But production woes aside, we all had a great time making the film and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my wonderful cast and crew. I am proud of the film we created.”
About Eric Boissonneault
Eric Boissonneault hails from the sweltering swamplands of northern Ontario.
He previously worked as a circus strongman, a stand-in for country music legend Dolly Parton in An Old-Time Country Christmas (1969) and, briefly, as Royal Falconer for the British monarchy.
A fortuitous visit to his local nickelodeon for a screening of The French Menace (1913) set him on a path to becoming the renowned filmmaker he is today.
The Autumn Girl, his 87th film, was made on a shoestring budget of $1.9 million (much of it spent on various ongoing legal matters).
When not making or developing film projects he often works as an assistant director on feature films.
He has quickly gained a reputation for being ‘unhireable.’ He is currently trying to teach squirrels to pull focus.