The entire team at Groupe PVP would like to wish you all a very happy new year! For our part, we’ll be kept busy over the next few months with a string of exciting projects!
In the meantime, the new year begins with the launch of two our latest productions:
From January 6, don’t miss the broadcast of a brand new season of our documentary series Des Camions et des Hommes. The first episode, entitled “Ultra-urban deliveries”, takes viewers to India and the Philippines. The series is broadcast every Tuesday at 9 PM on TV5.
On January 14, the third season of TV magazine Océania will also get underway, at 9 PM on ICI Explora. In the first episode, scientific researcher Pierre Béland reminds us of our great responsibility to protect the beluga whales of the St. Lawrence River. Next, we’ll travel across the Seine with a female captain and sailing enthusiast and lastly, we’ll witness the discovery of a very important shipwreck: that of the HMS Victoria, which sank off the coast of Lebanon in the 19th century.
Join us on our travels!
The team at Groupe PVP has just received some excellent news for the upcoming year! Based on the animated series Trullalleri, a large-scale website, as well as a mobile component, will be produced. The project will certainly keep the whole interactive media team rather busy!
The digital version of Trullalleri will complement the adventurous and dynamic TV series of the same name by offering children brand new and unique content. A game will let 4 to 7 year olds inside the marvelous and colorful world of Trullolland where they can have fun with the four little Trullalleri in a range of activities and tales that allow them to develop certain personal qualities, such self-esteem, bravery and friendship.
There is no doubt that 2015 will be a very busy year for Groupe PVP!
Éli Laliberté, producer at Groupe PVP, recently travelled to Hawaii to shoot the pilot episode of a new documentary series called Konnected.tv, coproduced with Steven Martin from Dundee Road Productions. This series witnesses the quest of Cree musician and journalist Pakesso Mukash, meeting the next generation of indigenous tradition keepers across the Americas.
Éli gives us his impressions on filming the pilot episode :
“Visiting the native Hawaii takes you light-years away from Waikiki Beach, the cocktails and the surfboards. In fact, the indigenous Kanaka Maoli care nothing for all this glamour… All too often, indigenous peoples end up at the bottom of the social ladder and are stripped of their ancestral land. But the indigenous peoples’ sacred flame is still glowing and our champion, Daniel Anthony, has put his heart and soul into firing up the embers in the young generation’s hearts. While we were filming the first episode, he shared his infectious enthusiasm with us. Thanks to this infectious energy, the project has now taken off. This production is going to transform us and we hope that the same can be said for our TV viewers and users of the various web platforms related to Konnected.tv. Pakesso Mukash’s quest is well and truly underway.”
Groupe PVP recently made an appearance at the Montreal International Games Summit (MIGS), which took place on November 10 and 11. Our three delegates attended a number of video game conferences, an experience which they found enlightening, exciting and inspiring.
The video game industry is constantly evolving and MIGS gives participants the opportunity to keep up with the latest trends in the domain thanks to a line-up of high-profile guest speakers. It is the leading east coast event of its kind in North America. Leigh Alexander, an international star in the gaming industry, was one of the personalities that featured on the 2014 program.
Last Sunday, at the 29th Gémeaux Awards Gala, Groupe PVP was proud to receive a statue for the website Océania, in the best digital production category (website and/ or mobile application) for a documentary program or series.
Well done to everyone in the team who worked on this project!
Last weekend, at the 6th edition of Festival international de cinema et d’art de Percé – Les Percéides, Groupe PVP was delighted to award a 1000$ prize to the young and talented filmmaker Marie-Geneviève Chabot for her film “Le bout du monde”.
Well done to the prizewinner!
This summer, producer and vice president of international affairs François Trudel flew to Seoul to attend SPP at the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival.
His latest animation project Cosmo the Dodo Bird was selected among 20 finalists to participate in this major event, which offers exceptional market opportunities and the possibility of networking with some of the world’s most influential buyers and producers.
From July 28, 5 new episodes of Jack the Explorer (Season 2) will be broadcast on TVO, Ontario’s English language television network, before regular broadcasting starts in September.
At the same time, the second part of the Jack website will be unveiled, with even more content for children to enjoy!
Don’t miss out!
Don’t miss the broadcast of some of Groupe PVP’s brand new productions this week!
On Wednesday 9th July at 7PM, the documentary film Femmes des montagnes, directed by Martine Breuillaud, will be aired on TV5. This film takes us to Nepal, a country sandwiched between China, Tibet and India, where women are still treated like second class citizens. However, three sisters who founded the association Empowering Women of Nepal are challenging conventions and helping these Nepalese women develop the necessary skills to take control of their lives.
In addition, the second season of our documentary series Les secouristes de l’extrême gets underway on Friday 11th July at 8PM, on TV5. For the next 6 weeks, get ready to meet some exceptional people who risk their lives to save others.
This Friday, the first episode focuses on urban search and rescue. We will follow special units called GRIMP who are specially trained for urban rescue missions, often in confined spaces which requires composure and tact. In following episodes we will be taken underground, to the Great North and to flood zones.
As Matane gets set for a summer scorcher, Groupe PVP is looking forward to another exciting summer schedule ahead!
Filming for Océania 3, a captivating TV program presented by oceanographer Boucar Diouf that explores the world’s seas, rivers and coasts, is scheduled to take place across Quebec and even in Italy this summer.
We are also in the middle of completing a fourth season of Biographie, a TV series which presents the careers of some of Quebec’s most famous people. Biographie 4 will explore the lives of Soeur Angèle, Michel Jasmin and Roger Tabra, to name but a few of this season’s participants.
In addition, we also have three thought-provoking documentary films by Karina Marceau in the pipeline: La politique n’est pas un jeu d’enfants, Sportpartum and Héros sous le choc.
With an impressive array of projects on the agenda, the whole team at Groupe PVP will have its work cut out this summer!