The film Grand National follows one of the competitors at the largest truck and tractor pull event in Canada where we can observe the strong bonds that are formed between humans and machines.
Cast & Crew
- Research and editing : Serge-Olivier Rondeau
- Cinematographer : Hugo Ferland-Dionne
- Sound : Laurent Ouellette
- Sound mix : Jean Paul Vialard
- Sound editing : Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau
- Music : YlangYlang
- Cast : Donald Labonté
- Production : Serge-Olivier Rondeau
Serge-Olivier Rondeau's practice intersects social science research, media arts and experimental ethnography. His films and installations explore the ecology of relationships between humans and other-than-human entities. He is particularly interested in the lived experiences (of collaboration, symbiosis, violence) that these interactions generate. He participated, among other things, in the Manif d'art 7 in Quebec City with the Épopée group, exhibiting Fractures (2014), an installation made with the films Ruptures (2014) and Insurgence (2013). For the Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2016), he presented at the McCord Museum a nine-channel video installation, In loving memory < 3, with After Faceb00k of which he is the co-founder. In 2021, he directed the short film Grand National and his first feature film, Resources, a look at the conditions of living beings caught in the meat supply chain.
- 2021 -
In competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
- 2022 -
In competition | Gala Prends ça court!
In competition | Portobello Film Festival, UK