Black Forest

France, Canada | 2018 | fiction | 21 min. Short film competition

Eggs, sugar, dark cocoa powder, flour and cherries. The sponge cake is layered with cream, the sides are sprinkled with chocolate. The preparation of a tasty dessert is only a prelude to the full reconstruction of a crime investigation, full of surprises, humour and drama. The fact that we soon learn WHO killed is irrelevant because something else is at stake in this game. Philippe David Gagné and Jean-Marc E. Roy, who have been working together on documentaries and fiction films since 2008, know how to keep the viewers in suspense and grip them from the first to the last take.

directed by

Jean-Marc E. Roy

Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagné are the creators of the series "Pick-up" and "Cowboy: a Canadian dream", two great successes in Quebec. Their short film "Bleu Tonerre" was selected at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes in 2015 and has won numerous awards. They founded their production company in 2016, La Boite de Pick-Up, and their first production, "Creme de menthe", was once again selected at the Directors' Fortnight, in 2017.

Philippe David Gagné

Philippe David Gagné and Jean-Marc E. Roy are the creators of the series "Pick-up" and "Cowboy: a Canadian dream", two great successes in Quebec. Their short film "Bleu Tonerre" was selected at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes in 2015 and has won numerous awards. They founded their production company in 2016, La Boite de Pick-Up, and their first production, "Creme de menthe", was once again selected at the Directors' Fortnight, in 2017.

cinematography
Olivier Gossot
script
Daisy Sadler, Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné
editing
Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné
production
Thierry Lounas (Capricci Films), Julie Groleau, Jean-Marc E. Roy, Philippe David Gagné (La Boite de Pick-up)