A wish to seize reality, an
incessant search for important and relevant topics, artistic
freedom, filmmakers who have final say on their films, these
have been Les Productions du Rapide-Blancs guidelines
Founded by Sylvie Van Brabant and Serge Giguère, this
independent company has become a platform for social, political
and artistic works that are pertinent, eloquent and poetic,
daring to tackle controversial issues as well as give the public
films with deep cultural and social values.
Their cinematography is in direct line with that of innovators
such as Perrault, Groulx and Brault at the NFB, whose work defined
the unique approach and style of Quebecs cinéma
This is a vision they have shared with the young and seasoned
filmmakers they have produced over the past twenty-five years. Rapide-Blanc
is a complete production facility with the equipment and expertise
available to capture and deliver subjects while they are hot,
and to invest in the ideals that underlie their films.
If Rapide-Blanc has lasted so long it is because they are close
to people and to militant community groups; this attentiveness
can be seen in the intuitive movement of the camera and the
trust and complicity that inhabits the people they put on the
screen. Rapide-Blanc is a group of creative individuals concerned
with human rights and the expression of progressive collective
values, ready to play a significant role in social, environmental
and political questions.
Above all, Rapide-Blanc is about respect for the creative process
and for the many individuals involved in making a good film.