The Quebec animated feature film Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa is now in post-production
10th Ave Productions’ fourth 100% Canadian animated feature, Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa, directed by Nicola Lemay, written by Marc Robitaille and produced by Nancy Florence Savard, has now entered the post-production phase.
“We’re delighted to declare ‘mission accomplished’ on the first feature that we’ve made in our own animation unit, working with longstanding collaborators and talented newcomers in Quebec City. I’m very proud of our creative team, as well as the team at 10th Ave Animation, which has come through with flying colours,” says the 10th Ave producer in a smiling voice.
“Our team, under the supervision of Yann Tremblay, finished the bulk of the work just before the first cases of Covid-19 appeared in Quebec. During the early days of the crisis, we reconfigured our work space so that team members could continue to work in complete safety. And since March 24, 2020, as required by the government, the team has been working remotely as they put the finishing touches on the animation,” says Jean-François Tremblay, executive producer of the 10th Ave Animation studio.
Our partners also have the capacity to continue their work on a remote basis, despite the closure of their offices. Editing of the film’s animated sequences, under the leadership of René Caron at Studio Élément, is almost complete. Still to be done is the insertion of special effects sequences created by Montreal’s nGenious studio, led by Éric Gervais-Després, as well as colourization by Éric Denis of Studio Élément.
The film will soon enter the sound design phase, overseen by Jérôme Boiteau and his team at Studio Expression, with music composition supervised by Studio Global’s Gilles Léveillé.
Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa is represented on international markets by 10th Ave Studio, in partnership with sales agent Attraction Distribution. Maison 4:3 is in charge of distribution in Canada.
Despite the troubling current situation, the 10th Ave management team is staying on track, developing content for young audiences at a time when families are in particular need of entertainment.
“At the moment, we have several animation projects ready to go into pre-production, and even into production, including four feature films, a television series of fifty-two dialogue-free comic shorts, and five holiday specials. We’re doing everything we can under the circumstances to keep our employees on the job, and to stay in touch with our clients and investors, so that we can continue to make high-quality, entertaining content during this period of global uncertainty. Our upcoming feature, Beluga Blues, should begin pre-production this July,” notes producer Nancy Florence Savard.
10th Ave Productions is a Canadian leader in 3D animated feature films. This independent company is already responsible for the animated features The Legend of Sarila, The Rooster of Saint-Victor, and Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon. The company’s productions have received multiple awards. They have been selected for numerous international festivals and are sold in more than 170 countries, in partnership with CMG and Attraction Distribution.
Founded more than twenty years ago by producer-director Nancy Florence Savard, 10th Ave also develops numerous Quebec-sourced intellectual properties in the field of animation. It produces magazine programs and video games, and has a catalogue of original music and documentaries. The company’s upcoming medical/social documentary, Pour Garder toute sa tête (Keeping Your Head), which examines the issue of concussions, is now in the financing round and slated for broadcast in 2021.