Production Journal-Two- Pre-production life

Between 2013 and 2015, I developed the project and I looked for different sources of funding for the film. I knew by then that the solitary animation production style which I used to love wouldn't work for this film. I used to study theatre before, where we could hardly imagine working on a project alone from the beginning to the end.  I now wanted to experience real teamwork again. This entailed finding funding for a team, which took me two years. 

During this time, I worked on some other projects, notably one that changed my path not only because of the things I learned, but also because of the people I got to know.  Claude Cloutier’s film « Autos-portraits »  which was produced by Julie Roy at the National film board of Canada offered me an occasion to work and talk with people who were among the best in their field. No wonder, more than half of my collaborators for « Une visite » are people I spotted and friendships I’ve made during this time. 

In 2015, I started working on the pre-production of the film on my own for a while. I knew by now that the two characters had to be created using two different materials and two different techniques for animation.

I decided to do some tests with myself to eventually hire an actress for the role of the Woman. I tried to make this actress as close as I imagined her in my initial drawings. This was the beginning of animation phase in the film as my first tests were finally used in the film and I decided to play the Woman myself.