BULL’S EYE: A PAINTER ON THE WATCH

76 min, Documentary, Quebec, Canada, 2010
Directed byBruno Boulianne
Produced byPimiento
LanguageFrench/English
Short descriptionA boreal forest, in the fall. A man wearing a face mask is on the watch. Camouflaged in the bush, he holds his gun at the ready. Is he a serial killer or just a trophy hunter!? He’s neither. He’s an artist waiting for an animal and that elusive moment when the image for a work will come to him.
Film subjects Arts & Culture , Portraits , Rural Life

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Press reviews

The silences, presence and remarkable coherence of a man who is at peace with his life. Inspirational. Voir Montréal Bull’s Eye hits the mark! Thanks to this film, modern art is suddenly accessible. Radio-Canada

Film details

Synopsis

At age 40, Marc Séguin is considered one of the most talented painters of his generation. His works have been shown around the world and collectors impatiently await each new exhibition. A student of Molinari and an admirer of Riopelle, Séguin paints complex, genre-crossing pieces that never cease to amaze. This hunter of images and game is keenly attuned to his natural surroundings, drawing inspiration for his unique creations.

 

Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch offers a rare glimpse into the world of an artist who paints like he hunts: with patience, faith and desire. The desire to live and create, working in Montreal and New York, and spending time in the vast wilderness in order to reach his target: a breathtaking image on canvas.

 

Credits

Script, Research and Direction : Bruno Boulianne

With the participation of : Marc Séguin et Stéphane Aquin, Jimi Dams, Tom Fernandez, Gilles Gagné, David Hunt, Denis Julien, Mary Ann Portell, Elsie Séguin, Victorianne Séguin, Eric charest-Weinberg, Barbara Zomlefer-Herzberg

Direction of Photography : Alex Margineanu, Nicolas Canniccioni

Sound : Stéphane Barsalou, Mélanie Gauthier, Philippe Scultéty

Editing : Vincent Guignard

Music : Karkwa

Sound Editing : Martin Allard, Simon Gervais

Producer : Orlando Arriagada

Associate Producer : Bruno Boulianne

Production : Pimiento

 

Financial Partners

SODEC

Conseil des arts du Canada

Téléfilm Canada

Conseil des Arts de Montréal

ONF

SCAM

Direction

Bruno Boulianne

With a background in architecture and communications, Bruno Boulianne first got noticed on the Radio-Canada television program La Course Europe-Asie in 1990–91. He went on to direct the documentary Un cirque sur le fleuve, which won the Best Hope Award at the 1994 Rendez- vous du cinéma québécois. Fascinated by the relationship between people and their environment, he has made some fifteen films that have garnered several awards, including the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award for Le Compteur d’oiseaux (2004) at the 2005 Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement, and the NFB Award for Best Canadian Film at the 23rd Festival Vues d’Afrique in Montreal for Le prix de l’exode (2006), shot in Mali. His feature-length documentary Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch (2010), won the ARTV Springboard to the World Award, at the 28th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal.   Filmography   L’homme de l’Isle (2017 / 71 min) Claude n’est pas mort (2017 / 45 min) Monsieur le maire (2014 / 52 min) Un rêve américain (2014 / 91 min) Ne touchez pas à mon église! (2012 / 63 min) Le chant de la brousse (2011 / 46 min) Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch (2010 / 75 min) 50 tonnes d’épinettes (2007 / 46 min) Pompiers boréals (2006 / 44 min) Le Compteur d’oiseaux (2004 / 52 min) Des hommes de passage (2002 / 43 min) Aviature (2000 / 48 min) Un cirque sur le fleuve (1993 / 26 min)

Awards

Montreal International Festival of Films on Art 2010
ARTV Springboard to the World Award Montreal