Le Gouffre


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


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Le Gouffre is the first animated short film produced and directed by Lightning Boy Studio, a young creative team based in Montreal. The film tells the story of two spirited travelers who come across an incredibly wide chasm on their journey and decide to build a bridge to cross it. Released in February 2015, the project had first gained a lot of attention following the huge success of its Kickstarter campaign, which allowed the creators to finance the movie's post-production. Many were impressed by the passion and determination of the small team of three animators, who spent more than two full years creating the 10-minute film.

As of now, Le Gouffre has been selected in more than 60 festivals around the world and won nine awards, four of them for "Best Animated Short".


Directed by : Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest

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


Best CG Animation Short

3D World Magazine CG Awards 2015

Award of Excellence in Filmmaking or Screenwriting

Canada International Film Festival 2015

Jury Special Prize

Cinéma des Peuples Festival 2014

Best Animation

Harlem International Film Festival 2014

Best Animation

San Jose International Short Film Festival 2014

Best Animation

Youngcuts Film Festival 2014

Audience Favorite

SPASM Festival 2014

Audience Favorite

Animated Short - 2nd Place

Palm Springs International ShortFest 2014

Best Visual Effects

Golden Orchid International Animation Festival 2014


Lightning Boy Studio was born in 2012 out of a shared passion : to tell great stories. The three founders met in animation school in 2009 and have dreamed ever since to be able to work together on projects of their own. Le Gouffre is the result of their first collaboration. The team is now working on a new idea for an animated feature film and is looking for partners and investors to join in on this adventure.

CONTACT: info­@legouffre.com

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/filmlegouffre

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