Draw Me a Song

Draw Me a Song

Francine Desbiens
| 8 min

In this charming animated short, a musician drops his son off at day care and returns home to work. Suddenly, the telephone rings. His son leaves a message on the answering machine, "I love you, Daddy." The father tries to concentrate on his composition, but the telephone rings throughout the day, the messages becoming more poignant. Touched by his child's love, the musician, at last, begins to play a beautiful melody on his clarinet. His imagination soars into the clouds and beyond, eventually gliding down to Earth on the beam of a spotlight, where he performs before a full audience. Every seat is occupied by his son, who sings along, "La, la, la, la..."

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  • director
    Francine Desbiens
  • producer
    Yves Leduc
    Dagmar Teufel
    Jacques Vallée
  • script
    Marthe Blackburn
    Francine Desbiens
  • animation camera
    Francine Desbiens
    Pierre Landry
    Jacques Avoine
  • sound
    Louis Hone
  • editing
    Pierre Bernier
  • sound editing
    Marie-Claude Salvaille
  • animation
    Francine Desbiens
    Lina Gagnon
    Michèle Pauzé
    Maurice Trépanier
    Suzanne Gervais
    Chantal Roy
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Adrian Croll
  • voice
    Robert Parson
    Alexandre Gauthier-Frankel
  • music
    Robert M. Lepage