Le Gouffre (The Gulf)

Two travellers undertake the construction of a gigantic bridge to cross a gulf blocking their way, inspiring with their courage and determination a rural community living nearby.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Lightning Boy Studio

Filmmakers’ statement

We really believe that people should follow their dreams. When we quit our jobs and got together to do a short movie, it felt like we were embarking on a huge, intimidating and even scary journey. However, the faith we had in our project and in our friendship helped get us through any difficulty.

Working hard to achieve your goals, no matter how crazy they are, and the power of friendship are things that we really wanted to focus on in our film.

It is very rewarding to look back and see how far we’ve come over the last two years, but if our movie could also inspire other people to take risks and try to do what they really want in life, then we could say our adventure will have been even more worthwhile.

About Lightning Boy Studio

David Forest   Carl Beauchemin

Thomas Chrétien

Lightning Boy Studio was created in 2012 with the partnership between David Forest, Carl Beauchemin and Thomas Chrétien (pictured above clockwise), three Montreal-based animators who share a passion for storytelling.

Le Gouffre is their first collaboration.

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