GASTON LEPAGE’s participation

Hop On Blue is the story of two young adults who are trying to conform to the strict professional and social codes of their milieu. They eventually let go and come alive with a new awareness and creative folly. A game of hopscotch marked on the ground is the symbolic space where each one of us crosses one of life’s passages from the Earth to the Sky, and from the Sky back to Earth. Here, we see on the hopscotch, virtually all the characters from the three films in the trilogy.

At NFB’s theater, Montreal 2009 and Cinema Le Reflet Médicis, Paris 2009.



Written and Directed by

Annie Molin Vasseur


Justin Béchard

Director of Photography

Nicolas Venne

Picture Editing

Phyllis Lewis

Sound Editing and Supervision

Luc Mandeville

Assistant Director

Maud Boisnard

1st Assistant Camera

Chantal Vary

2nd Assistant Camera

Pierric Soucy

Sound Engineer

Thierry Bourgault


Simon Lamarre-Ledoux

Lighting technician

Jonathan Barbeau

Dolly Operator

Pierre-Yves Larouche

Dolly assistant

Jérôme Vingadassalom


Marie-Ève Arcand

Artistic Director

Laurence Clément

Make-up Artist

Dorothée Coquin

Production Manager

Davy Derouault

Sound Effects

Alexis Farand

Digital editing consultant (NFB)

Pierre Dupont

Mix (NFB)

Geoffrey Mitchell & Luc Léger

Sound technician (NFB)

Mira Mailhot

Sound effects recording (NFB)

Luc Léger

On-line Editing

Ariane Pétel-Despots

Colour correction

Sylvain Cossette

English Version

Margaux Ouimet

Set Photographer

Yves Medam


Roxane de Koninck


Annie Molin Vasseur

Thanks to ACIC (NFB, Montreal)


Mylène Savoie is a self-taught Actor who began her career in amateur theatre and soon established herself firmly as a television actor (Minuit le soir, Providence, Les Boys, La Promesse….) and as a film actor (Down to the Dirt, Entre deux mondes, Fatal Bazooka…). For the simple pleasure of acting, she founded LAB’I [an Improvisation lab], an original form of theatrical improvisation that inspired other such labs as far away as Abitibi!

Gabriel Brown, Actor. Since his debut on Minuit le soir, Gabriel Brown has appeared on many TV shows (Sophie, The Phantom, François en série, Rumeurs, Les pieds dans la marge, etc.) and in numerous commercials (Lotto Max, Desjardins REER, etc.). This versatile actor with an original path has also played in over 30 short films. Gabriel studied with directors Luc Picard, Patrice Sauvé and Simon Olivier Fecteau. He has worked in Montreal, Toronto and the United States.

Nicolas Venne, DOP, likes to play with light. Since the early 90s, he has collaborated as lighting designer on several films such as Le Violon Rouge (François Girard), Nô and Possible World (Robert Lepage), La Veuve de St-Pierre (Patrice Leconte) as well as The Heist (David Mamet).  In 2002, he worked as Rigging Gaffer on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney) and on The Aviator (Martin Scorsese) in 2004. He is involved in various projects shot around the world, notably, in 1997, when he goes to Vietnam to work with Dai Sijie on Tang le Onzième.  For the last two years, he has been the DOP for several short fictions, music videos and commercials. In 2007, he directed his first documentary film, Moment.

Justin Béchard is a young musician who composes for recordings and for films like L’agneau by Pierre Chaput, Solitude by Natasha Paris, Hop On Blue and Walk by Annie Molin Vasseur. As a teenager, he was attracted to music composition and writing which soon became his passions. He began his musical research and experimentation accompanied by his guitar, his greatest musical ally to this day. Integrity is his motto and he only involves himself in those projects that stimulate and surprise him.

Maud Boisnard, First Assistant Director, studied in Theatre and in Film, in France. As a student, she worked in various capacities including as a jury member in several film festivals such as: La Biennale du cinéma japonais à Orléans (1992 and 1994) and the Festival international de Carthage, in Tunisia (1992). She came to live in Quebec in 2007 where she has since been working with independent directors. She did Continuity for several short fiction films like L’agneau by Pierre Chaput, Compulsion by Natasha Paris, and Annie Molin Vasseur’s Entre deux mondes. On Walk and Hop On Blue, she worked as First AD. She has also collaborated on various French language projects: Tir au but by Carlo Ghioni, Le chalet, in collaboration with Claudia Baillargeon. She is presently in post-production on her Être à la hauteur, a short fiction she wrote and directed.

Davy Derouault, Production Manager. Arrived from France in 2000, Davy Derouault graduated in cinema studies from the Saint-Laurent College in 2004 and in cinema from UQÀM in May 2007. Having worked in all positions of a film, he quickly developed a passion for the preparation, coordination and management of films. In August 2007 he created Embarcadero Productions, a company which reflects its image, giving a mandate to produce original quality films, made by emerging filmmakers. In 2008 he worked as an associate producer and production manager on Land of Men a short film directed by Ky Nam Le Duc. He also produced his first two short films: Doll, directed by Sandra Coppola and Garage Sale, directed by Laurence Clément. He now continues to develop projects and work with Ky Nam Le Duc for the movie Ashes, and other directors and producers

Phyllis Lewis, Picture Editor, has worked in film and video production for over 15 years. She began as an assistant editor at the National Film Board of Canada in 1995 developing her skills and collaborating on many award-winning projects, including the 2007 Oscar-winning short film, The Danish Poet, by Torill Kove. She teaches digital editing at the Segal Centre of Performing Arts and is the Coordinator and video facilitator for Next-Gen NDG, a youth media program with local community organization, Head and Hands

Luc Mandeville, Editor/Supervisor, began working in postproduction for film and television, in 1990. Since 2000, he has supervised the post-production and created the soundscapes for TV series such as Les Bougon: c’est aussi ça la vie, Le dernier Chapitre and René Lévesque for which his post-production sound teams were nominated for Gémeaux for Best Sound. A Golden Reel Award was granted by the MPSE for Best Sound Editing to the TV movie, Crusoe broadcast on NBC, in 2008. Also, he has collaborated on several feature films such as: Rêves de poussière by Laurent Salgues, La Brunante by Fernand Dansereau and La Rivière aux Castors, as well as various documentaries and short fictions including Et la musique by Michel Lam.

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