ZUG ISLAND

22 min, documentary, Canada, 2022
Directed byNicolas Lachapelle
Produced byGuillaume Collin - Production indépendante
LanguageEnglish, French, Spanish
Short descriptionIn search of the source of a mysterious hum, a sound man meets locals of an abandoned neighborhood devastated by decades of industrial rollout.

Film details

Synopsis

Situated between Windsor and Detroit, the industrial complex of Zug Island produces a mysterious hum called the Windsor Hum. A sound man travels to the location to find its source. On his way, he meets people affected by the evergrowing consequences of the impenetrable island.

 

Credits
Script : Nicolas Lachapelle, Tiago Mc Nicoll Castro Lopes

Cinematography : Nicolas Lachapelle

Editing : Jérémie Carvalho

Sound design : Daniel Capeille

Sound mix : Bruno Bélanger

Music : Mourad Bennacer

Sound : Tiago Mc Nicoll Castro Lopes

Colorization : Laurence Messier-Moreau

Direction

Nicolas Lachapelle

Nicolas Lachapelle has directed two feature-length documentaries (Lights Above Water, 2015 and What Remains After We’re Gone, 2020) and made a number of sound creations (Demolition Derby, 2017, Og Doï, 2020 and Beyond the 138, 2020). He has also worked as a filmmaker and mentor with marginalized youth through such organizations as the Wapikoni Mobile and Youth Fusion. He spent five years on Quebec’s North Shore, working as a video journalist for CBC/Radio-Canada. He now devotes his days to creating documentaries. Currently, he has two projects in the works: the first, on the Indigenous caribou hunt; the second, on a mysterious sound phenomenon on the Detroit/Windsor border. Both projects received support from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and Canada Council for the Arts. In 2021, he was designated the Quebec’s North Shore Artist of the Year by Culture Côte-Nord.

 

Filmography

 

Lights Above Water, 2016, 60 min

Gas runs through my veins, 2017, 10 minutes, sound documentary

Beyond the 138, 2019, 60 minutes, sound documentary