Having graduated just 3 years prior to their formation, small Canadian animation group Lightning Boy Studio has been working independently for 2 full years to create their debut 10-minute short, Le Gouffre.

Le Gouffre’s emotionally driven scoring and cel-shaded visual stylings subtly pair with one another to create an unusually compelling piece of semi-fantasy storytelling. Though a constant bittersweet devotion lies at the heart of Le Gouffre, the short’s capacity to move through poignant ignorance demonstrates rare maturity in finding mutual catharsis from two very different realisations.

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CAST: Nicolas Charbonneaux, Charles-André Gaudreau, Élisabeth Forest

DIRECTORS: Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest


SYNOPSIS: Two adventurers attempt to cross a canyon by building a bridge.