Director: Henry Bernade (Canada)
Henry Bernade is producer, writer and director. After winning the Videaste Recherche-e competition for his first film, he made 20 shorts, seen in festivals in Canada and around the world. In 2007, he was nominated for a Gemeaux for best youth series direction for his work on the magazine show Pret pas Pret, shown on TV. West of Pluto is his first fictional feature film.
Director: Myriam Verreault (Canada)
Myriam Verreault has a bachelor’s degree from Universite Laval, directed a radio documentary series recorded in West Africa for Ados-Radio (Radio-Canada). Myriam is a co-founder of the Festival du film etudiant de Quebec and of the Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement. She founded and runs Vostok Films, an independent film production company.
This ensemble piece blends humour and drama as it follows the stories of ten suburban teens over a 24-hour period. With a cast of 15- and 16-year-olds, West of Pluto's gripping realism cuts to the heart of adolescence, the bewildering and intense time of life when people struggle to learn to relate to others.