A Guide to the Orchestra

Nicole Lizée


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Montreal-based composer and filmmaker Nicole Lizée wrote the music, screenplay and directed her episode, which is a magical realist documentary. It tells the story of a mysterious character attending an NAC Orchestra rehearsal, uncovering portals, labyrinths and a mystical universe throughout the NAC building. Notions of identity, memory, folklore and the line between fantasy and reality twist and distort.

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    Nicole Lizée discusses her UNDISRUPTED episode

Creative and Production teams: A Guide to the Orchestra

  • Episode curated and conceived by Nicole Lizée
  • Music Director and Conductor Alexander Shelley
  • Creative Producer Donna Feore
  • Composer, Writer, Film Editor and Director Nicole Lizée
  • Film set, Costume and Props Design Adriana Bogaard
  • Visual Design & Production Normal Studio
  • Video Capture (Orchestra) ProdCan Inc.
  • Audio Producer Theresa Leonard
  • Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell
  • Executive Producer Arna Einarsdottir
  • Producer Nelson McDougall
  • Producer Fletcher Gailey-Snell
  • Technical Director Pasquale Cornacchia

Film crew

  • Director of Photography Natan Foisy
  • Assistant Director Alexe Laroche
  • Camera Assistant Alexanne Bouvrette
  • Lighting Technician Louis Turcotte
  • Sound Recordist Francois Tremblay
  • Set, Costume and Props Assistant Margarita Brodie

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