Press Releases

February 16th, 2015 – Beautiful Indie Animated Short Takes the Internet By Storm
February 2nd, 2015 – Animated Short Le Gouffre Launched Online

Click any of the links above to download a complete electronic press kit.


Technical Aspects

Title: Le Gouffre

Genre: Adventure

Style: 3D Animation

Film length: 10 minutes

Directed by: Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest

Produced by : Lightning Boy Studio

Country of production : Canada

Completion date: February 28th, 2014

Online release date: February 2nd, 2015

Tagline: An inspiring tale about friendship, sacrifice and conquering the impossible.

Premise: Two spirited travelers encounter an impossibly large gulf on their journey and decide to build a bridge to cross to the other side


Additional Credits

Music : Dan Cullen, Deryn Cullen

Foley and Sound Design : Mark Donis

Animation and Rigging : Carl Beauchemin

Art Direction and Animation : David Forest

Visual Effects and Compositing : Thomas Chrétien

Voice Actors : Nicolas Charbonneaux, Charles-André Gaudreau, Élisabeth Forest

Final Sound Mixing : Jean-Pierre Bissonnette

Online : Birck Fulham


Media Coverage

[Short of the Week] Le Gouffre, a mature and splendid 3D animated short (Review)

[The Plus Paper] Legends in an Unknown World (Interview)

[The Verge] Who knew a short about building a bridge could be so moving?

[io9] This Short is a Brilliant Example of Silent, CG-Animated Storytelling

[Geeks are Sexy] MUST WATCH Short Film : The Chasm

[Miami Short Film Festival] Featured Film : Le Gouffre

[La Petite Boite] Le Gouffre, un succès phénoménal

[Cartoon Brew] “Le Gouffre” looks beautiful and was made by just 3 artists

[L'Heuristique] Avant-première du film d’animation 3D “Le Gouffre”!

[Branchez-vous] Le Gouffre, un film d’animation québécois sur Kickstarter

[Kickstarter] Le Gouffre – Animated Short Film