Legends of Magdalen

Legends of Magdalen explores the shipwrecks and treasures of Québec’s Magdalen Islands. Our 45 mins documentary is led by Leonard Clark, a local fisherman, farmer and self-taught archeologist, who has studied hundreds of sunken ships around the Islands.

On August 2 2013, the world premiere took place in Old Harry Church, a building block on the Islands. Legends then aired on CBC’s Absolutely Québec August 3.  The Documentary Channel (Canada) also aired Legends on November 19t and Air Canada displayed the film for several months after national broadcast. The film is now available on CBC.

Legends of Magdalen is a winner of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network’s StoryNet Documentary Film Challenge, as well as the Rogers Documentary Film Fund Grant, as well as at the Royal Reel Award at the Canadian International Film Festival (CIFF).
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Excecutive Producer / Gregory B. Gallagher

Director / Sharif Mirshak

Director of Photography / Noé Sardet

Associate Producer / Victorine Sentilhes

CBC Network Producer / Carrie Haber

Composer / Romain Strugala

Musicians / Robin Best (Harp)

                   Judy Hung (Violin, Viola)

                   Phillip Hornsey (Percussion)

                   Gregory B. Gallagher (Flute, Saxophone)

                   Romain Strugala (Piano, Synth)

Writer / Sharif Mirshak

Narrator / Gregory B. Gallagher

Watercolorist / Noé Sardet

Animation / Sindre Ulvik Péladeau

Color grading / Joe Ghaleb

Production Assistant / Céline Lafrance

 

Cast

Leonard Clark, Mario Cyr, Jean-Claude Lapierre, Cleigh Currie, Byron Clark, Sarah Clark, Craig Quinn, Moira McCaffrey (Executive Director, Canadian Art Museum Directors’ Organization), Marc-André Bernier (Chief, Underwater Archeology Service Parks Canada), Jean-Guy Poirier, Raynald Cyr, Lauréat Déraspe, Wynn Currie, Charles Cormier, Douglas Clark, Egide Leblanc, Adam Clark, Winston Clark, Nancy Clark, Krista Clarke, Samantha Matthews, Hélène Chevarie, Michel Cyr, Claude Bourque, Pascal Chevarie, Elaine Clark.

 

Acknowledgements

Robert St-Onge, Lola Clark, Sonia Boudreau, Kathy McCartney, Auberge La Salicorne team, Plongée Alpha, Jean-Benoit Cyr, Hugo Poirier, Rhoda Clark, Pauline Clark, Graham Burke, Aubé Family, Geraldine Burke, Lyne Richard & Valmont Arsenault (CTMA), Reginald Poirier (Vieux Couvent), Grosse-Île High School, Jacqueline Czernin (CBC), Véronique St-Onge (CFIM), Angela Clark & John Downey, Sylvio Bénard, Sonia Painchaud (Café de la Grave), Bev & Linda Clark, Michelle Joanette & Reynald Briand (Musée de la mer), Jean-Claude Lapierre, Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal, Café des Lettres, Centre départemental d’Archives des Îles de la Madeleine, Olympus America, Pierrette Molaison. Special thanks to l’Abri de la tempête for their Corps Mort!

 

Special Thanks

Linda Hart, Camila Pérez Ossandón, Caroline Leprince, Jean-Michel Leprince, Dana Sardet, The Nomads, Bard Nordby, Suzie Loiselle, Daniel Fox, Louis-Phillipe Audet, Marie-Christine Leblanc, Julian Roberts, Monique Letarte, Jasbeer Hasgarally, Melissa Pouliot. Music score dedicated to the memory of Maurice Twigg, the eternal friend to Montreal musicians.

 

Sponsors

Auberge La Salicorne, Pascan Aviation, Tourisme Quebec, Quebec Maritime, Tourisme Iles de la Madeleine, Location Leblanc, Twigg Musique Montreal, Plongée Alpha, Aquatica, Musée-de-la-Mer (Havre-Aubert), CAMI, ELAN.

 

Financial Support

QAHN (Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network), StoryNet Documentary Film Challeng, SODEC, CAVCO, Produced with the participation of Rogers Documentary Fund.

 

 

SKILL: Production, Film making, Diving, Underwater Cinematography,