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AFTER CIRCUS

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CANADIAN FEATURE
COMPETITION

MONTREAL FILM
FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE AWARD SELECTION

BEST FILM

NOMINATED FOR

FEATURE-LENGTH
DOCUMENTARY

OFFICIAL SELECTION

CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY

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SYNOPSIS

For decades, we have fantasized about fleeing our problems and running away with the circus, but few of us give a second thought about what happens to performers “off the wire” after spending their lives entertaining and inspiring us. This film takes a unique look at a tightly-knit community in Sarasota, Florida, one with a deep value system that seems almost out of place today. With humour and warmth, these larger-than-life characters are determined to support each other through thick and thin at a time when they need it most: the end of their careers as circus performers. When the march of time forces them to step out of the ring, After Circus reveals how these performers move from the glittering spotlight...into the long shadows of the Big Top.

Photo: Jackie Leclaire

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PROJECT CREDITS:

  • Director: Viveka Melki 

  • Producer: Adam Pajot GendronTortuga Films Inc.

  • Line Producer: René Turcotte

  • Screenwriter: Michael Allock 

  • Director of Photography: François Vincelette

  • Location Sound Engineer: Guillaume Lévesque & Mélanie Gauthier

  • Assistant Director: Graham E. Bradley 

  • Editor: Vincent Guignard

  • Original Score: Michel Cusson

  • Sound Design: Claude Langlois

  • Sound Mix: Jean-Pierre Bisonnette

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