10 jaw-dropping images from the film “Mars et Avril,” and how the magic was created

Originally posted on TED Blog:

“What’s particular about Martin Villeneuve, is that he has faith in what he’s doing. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t have the guts to seek out a great man to help him. And his great strength is his ability to think of a plan B that’s always better than plan A. For example, since Robert Lepage was unavailable for principal photography, he integrated him virtually into his scenes as a hologram! What a plan B!” —Jacques Languirand, actor (Jacob Obus)

“What’s particular about Martin Villeneuve is that he has faith in what he’s doing. His great strength is his ability to think of a plan B that’s always better than plan A. For example, since Robert Lepage (right) was unavailable for principal photography, he integrated him virtually into his scenes as a hologram! What a plan B!”
Jacques Languirand, actor (left)

Science-fiction films do not come cheap. Star Trek Into Darkness reportedly had a budget of $190 million, while the Will and Jaden Smith vehicle After Earth, which opens this weekend, cost $130 million. (Side note: Jaden Smith recently shared with New York Magazine that his dad watches “hours and hours of TED Talks.”) That’s why it’s so thoroughly amazing that Mars et Avril, a stunning sci-fi epic set in Montreal 50 years in the future, was made with a budget of just $2.3 million.

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