Let the Daylight into the Swamp

Let the Daylight into the Swamp

| 36 min
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In this experimental short, filmmaker Jeffrey St. Jules reconstructs the story of his grandparents and their rugged frontier existence in the logging towns of Northern Ontario. A blend of fiction and documentary, the film stitches together a fractured family history that is filled with both the joie de vivre and hardships reflective of Franco-Ontarian life.

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  • writer
    Jeffrey St. Jules
  • director
    Jeffrey St. Jules
  • producer
    Anita Lee
  • cast
    Sean McCann
    Diana Leblanc
    Pierre Simpson
    Colombe Demers
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • director of photography
    John Minh Tran
  • editor
    Lawrence Jackman
  • production designer
    Andrew Berry
  • costume designer
    Marie Grogan Hales
  • music composer
    Darren Fung
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • narrator
    Matthew Rankin
  • interviewee
    Maurice St. Jules
    Jean Marchildon
    Sabrina Sutherland
    Naveen St. Jules
    Nick Cowan
    Gary Haines
    Ray May
  • cast
    Sal Scozzari
    Karlo William
    Alexander Engel
    Massimo Fraschetti
  • animator
    Vivienne AuYeung
  • set decorator
    Sasha Tolstoy
  • makeup
    Sarah Craig-McEathron
  • hair styling
    Sarah Craig-McEathron
  • visual researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • researcher
    John Byrne
    Sheila Mandell
  • supervising sound designer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • original sound design
    James Mark Stewart
  • re-recording
    Daniel Pellerin
    Matt Chan