10th Ave leader in 100% Canadian animated features with its second film: The Rooster of St-Victor
St-Augustin-De-Desmaures, 30 October 2013 — Today, during Cartoon Connection Canada, 10th Ave Productions confirms its leadership position in 100% Canadian animated feature films with production of its second feature film: The Rooster of St-Victor.
The Rooster of St-Victor, a free adaptation of the book The Rooster of San Vito by its author, Johanne Mercier, is the first 100% Canadian animated feature produced in French and 100% made in Québec.
During a press briefing at the Loews Hôtel Le Concorde, Nancy Florence Savard, president of 10th Ave and producer of the bucolic animated comedy The Rooster of St-Victor, with screenplay by Johanne Mercier and Pierre Greco and directed by Greco, presented the official poster for the movie and a first TV spot still in production.
“Cartoon Connection is a unique animation event in Québec, and 10th Ave, as a flagship company for the event, felt it was appropriate to unveil this project at this wonderful congress,” stated Savard, who is very proud of the work done in all the Québec studios, Frima FX, Studio Élément, Studio Expression et Studio SFX, who lent their support to this animated feature, the second produced by 10th Ave, 100% financed in Canada.
In addition to celebrating the launch of promotional activities for its second animated feature, 10th Ave celebrated its 15th anniversary this week. Its business plan has had a long-term view: 12 years to make The Legend of Sarila, 8 years for The Rooster of St-Victor, and there are five more projects in different stages of development. Savard had to have a great deal of faith and tenacity to bring her regional company to this point; today, 10th Ave’s partners are proud to collaborate with this growing company whose works are distributed in more than 40 countries.
10th Ave would like to underline the support of SODEC, the Shaw-Rocket Fund, Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund, the CLD de Québec, the Bell Fund, the Ville de Québec cultural development agreement, the Harold Greenberg Fund, Télé-Québec, Équinoxe Films and Attraction Distribution as well as the tax-credit programs, for its most recent production, The Rooster of St-Victor, which will be released next winter.