Tout en haut du monde / Long Way North, written by Patricia Valeix and Claire Paoletti, is an upcoming feature length animation. It was co-produced by French studio, Sacrebleu Productions, French production company Maybe Movies, and Danish animation company Nørlum. It is the feature debut for director Rémi Chayé. Who previously has worked in the animation department for The Painting (2011), Eleanor’s Secret (2009) and The Secret of Kells (2009).
1882, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather Olukine. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, the Davai, but he hasn’t returned from his last expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sasha decides to set out for the Great North to follow her grandfather’s trail in order to find the famous ship.
Tout en haut du monde has been featured in fourteen film festivals including Busan International Film Festival, Haifa International Film Festival, and won the “Audience Award” at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015. It is being theatrically released in France and Denmark this month, on 27th February 2016. It has also been picked up by a number of international distributers. So you can look forward to it coming to you later this year.
Director: Rémi Chayé
Writer: Claire Paoletti and Patricia Valeix
Producer: Sacrebleu Productions, Maybe Movies, Nørlum
Supervisor Posing, Animation and Animation Design: Liane-Cho Han
Colour Art Director: Patrice Suau
Compositing supervisor: Rafael Vicente
Original Music: Jonathan Morali
Editing: Benjamin Massoubre