10th Ave Animation begins production on Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa
Quebec City, November 29th, 2018 – Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, 10th Ave Productions, headquartered in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec, has started work on its fourth animated feature film, Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa.
For the project, 10th Ave has established a production unit on the Grande Allée in Quebec City. Over the next few years, the specialized 3d animation team will concentrate its efforts on this fantastic film, directed by Nicola Lemay (No Fish Where to Go; Private Eyes; Noel Noel)from a script by Marc Robitaille (Noémie: Le secret; Un été sans point ni coup sûr; Un petit vent de panique; Winter Stories), with art direction by Philippe Arseneau Bussières (Racetime;Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon; Snowtime!;The Legend of Sarila).
“The first wave of creators has already been on the job for a few days. These are the department heads who are working to create the film’s characters. A second wave of hirings will take place after the holidays. We anticipate having a team of about fifteen people in the studio, dedicating themselves to the film. A search is underway to find several animators, a few modelers and some rigging artists. People who are interested can apply to email@example.com, ”says producer Nancy Florence Savard (Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon; The Rooster of St-Victor; The Legend of Sarila).
On the animation team, there are several long-time collaborators of 10th Ave, along with some fresh faces. The department heads involved in producing Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa have participated in numerous productions, including:
Yann Tremblay: animation director (Racetime; Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon; Ballerina; The Rooster of St-Victor);
Gilles Renaut: character modeling supervisor (Sgt Stubby: An American Hero; The Promise: Birth of the Messiah; The Magic Roundabout);
Chris Lesage: lead rigging artist (Racetime; The Little Prince; The Rooster of St-Victor);
Chantale Boudreau: lead texture artist (Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon; Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One; The Rooster of St-Victor).
The animation unit is led by production manager Carolyn Vézina and by executive producer Jean-François Tremblay. Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa is 10th Ave’s fourth animated feature, after Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon, The Rooster of St-Victor and The Legend of Sarila. The release date for this latest production is expected to be in late 2020 or early 2021.
10th Ave Productions is a film and television production company that loves to entertain and to touch hearts. Thanks to the talent of its devoted artists, 10th Ave creates loveable characters, tells captivating stories and explores new worlds.
Its cinema and television productions are mainly aimed at children, youth and families, with the added objective of making local talents better known on the national and international scene. The company distinguishes itself through its universally-themed projects, its creative production methods, its thoughtful artistic approach and the international reach of its productions.